LEED Certification Education Options

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LEED Green Associate
Exam Prep (Tier 1)

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep

For those just beginning a career in green building or getting started with LEED.
LEED Green Associate is the first credential in LEED certification. Zack Academy's in-person seminar is the best way to guarantee your success on the LEED Exam.

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LEED AP+ Exam Prep
(Tier 2)

LEED AP Exam Prep

For current Green Associates or experienced LEED professionals.
Signify your green building expertise by passing the LEED AP exam. Zack Academy's exam prep courses provide an in-depth analysis of LEED and sustainable design principles.

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LEED Continuing Education (CMP)

Online LEED Certification

Already LEED Accredited?
Our catalogue of online continuing education courses makes it easy to renew your LEED credential. You can take one course at a time or even find complete packages for any of your LEED Continuing Ed CMP training needs!

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Group & Corporate
LEED Training

In-House LEED Training

Have a group and want us to come to you?
We can bring our expert LEED Certification training directly to your office! Save time & money by consolidating your training needs into a customized training solution for the whole team.

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The Benefits of LEED Certification

Leave the Competition Behind. Whether you are a freelance designer, or head of a multi-million dollar corporation, it is important to stay on top of the cutting edge trends in your industry. In this economy, you can't risk losing out on bids and potential business because you aren't in the know. Having an Accredited Professional on staff can be a highly marketable asset. For example, did you know that all GBCI registered projects that have an Accredited Professional on the job receive an extra point towards the project certification? This easy, single point can be the difference between the project being awarded a Gold versus Silver status. This is just one of many examples of why having an Accredited Professional on staff can give you an edge over your competition.

Signify Your Green Building Expertise. You've worked hard to become educated on green building concepts and strategies. Turn this knowledge into a tangible credential, developed and backed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Green Associate and Accredited Professional credentials have gained national and global notoriety as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system becomes one of the most widely used standards for green building and design. Having these credentials after your name and on your resume will help you become a more attractive candidate for green jobs, consulting gigs, and other opportunities in the green building field.

New Directions, New Business. Capitalize on the Green Collar economy. Whether you are looking to start a new career path, or develop new business for your company, accreditation can be a stepping-stone to new contacts and new opportunities for success in the green building and design fields.

Make a Difference in How We Design & Build. Many current methods used in the building industry can be harmful to our planet, our communities, and even our health. Take action towards improving this system, by learning and implementing more sustainable, eco-friendly, and energy-efficient practices. Whether it's developing improved waste management strategies, or spearheading the installation of a green roof, individuals of all skills and backgrounds can play an integral role in promoting and implementing this change.

Frequently Asked LEED Questions

The first step for anyone who is new to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program is to prepare for the Green Associate exam. Passing the Green Associate exam will earn you the introductory LEED credential, and enable you to move on to the next level, LEED AP. With Zack Academy's comprehensive exam preparation courses, you are able to equip yourself with the knowledge to pass on the first try.
The Tier 1: Green Associate course and exam covers general information on green building practices for residential and commercial projects, and prepares individuals to support other professionals working on projects seeking LEED certification. Topics covered include:

  • Basic Green Building Principles
  • About USGBC and GBCI
  • Accreditation Overview
  • Sustainable Design & Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  • Core Concepts of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Rating Systems
  • Green Building Strategies & Concepts
  • Technical Analysis of Project Credits and Strategies
The Tier 2: AP+ course and exam content varies based on the specific rating system you are seeking accreditation in, and aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be actively involved in the integrated design process, and to facilitate the project application process with GBCI. Topics covered include:
Becoming a Green Associate or Accredited Professional (AP) is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about green building and sustainable design. Ideal backgrounds for AP candidates would include:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Interior Designers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Facility Managers
  • Energy Raters
In addition to the above named professions appropriate for the AP credential, Green Associate is ideal for professionals who do not wish to move on to the AP level, because their involvement in certified projects will be more tangential and possibly less technical. These candidates include:

  • Marketing and Sales Professionals
  • Public Policy Specialists
  • Financiers
  • Realtors
  • Employment Specialists
  • Lawyers
  • Support Staff
  • Educators
Everyone is required to pass the Green Associate exam before they can become a LEED AP. You do have the option of taking both the Green Associate and AP exams together on the same day, however with the combined exam option if you fail one of the two sections you will not be awarded any credential until you pass both sections.
The Green Associate and AP exams are actually offered on-demand, therefore there are no pre-scheduled dates or times. When you are ready to take your exam, and have been approved by GBCI, you can schedule an exam appointment at a Prometric Testing Center near you.

Earning Your Credential

With LEED Exam Prep courses available as public courses, in-house training, and online webinars, becoming accredited has never been easier! Zack Academy provides you with the necessary tools to pass the Green Associate and AP exams on the first try. Schedule a course today to begin the accreditation process!

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review userTBD T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 25, 2021
good experience...learned a lot good experience...learned a lot
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review userKurt T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 25, 2021
informative - great experience informative - great experience
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review userJason M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 25, 2021
very informative very informative
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review userWilliam H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 25, 2021
great experience...learned a lot...great teacher! great experience...learned a lot...great teacher!
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review userMarco A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 25, 2021
Very professional and interactive! Very professional and interactive!
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review userAnthony K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 11, 2021
Our instructor was great! very thorough, educational, and even made the class fun. An absolute pleasure to have him here! Our instructor was great! very thorough, educational, and even made the class fun. An absolute pleasure to have him here!
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review userCarl E. G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 8, 2021
Instructor was well educated and versed in the industry. She was able to engage all techs with questions and concerns in... Instructor was well educated and versed in the industry. She was able to engage all techs with questions and concerns in regards to their field of work
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review userSteve F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2021
This class was extremely informative. At times, it felt like I was drinking from a fire hose but,, Andrew, our instructor,... This class was extremely informative. At times, it felt like I was drinking from a fire hose but,, Andrew, our instructor, Did a fantastic job explaining that information. The hands-on portion was equally informative and made a lot of pieces fall into place.
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review userChris T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2021
Very knowledgeable and his teaching method was very easily understood. Great job Very knowledgeable and his teaching method was very easily understood. Great job
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review userTony M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2021
The instructor was great. He explained everything in detail and gave good examples. The instructor was great. He explained everything in detail and gave good examples.
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review userTravis W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 27, 2021
Well taught class, went over subjects clearly an gave good assistance Well taught class, went over subjects clearly an gave good assistance
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review userDaniel A.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 27, 2021
The class was very informative. The instructor was very interactive so to keep everyone focused. The class was very informative. The instructor was very interactive so to keep everyone focused.
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review userRobert C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 27, 2021
Mr. Jim is a very knowledgeable person, his training contain a lot information but Mr. Jim was able deliver all that information... Mr. Jim is a very knowledgeable person, his training contain a lot information but Mr. Jim was able deliver all that information in a easy , clear and entertain way.
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review userTyler M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 27, 2021
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review userZackery O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 27, 2021
Great class very informative I learned a lot! Teacher was very helpful with everything and all questions asked! Great class very informative I learned a lot! Teacher was very helpful with everything and all questions asked!
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review userKenz G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 22, 2021
This Lead Renovator Initial Certification was very well displayed. The Informative section was to the point with addition... This Lead Renovator Initial Certification was very well displayed. The Informative section was to the point with addition review sheets provided for reference. The hands on portion of the training was very engaging. The instructor was very personable and engaging as well. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to be Certified.
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review userKelsey G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2021
John was a great instructor! He kept the information interesting while making sure that we understood the material! John was a great instructor! He kept the information interesting while making sure that we understood the material!
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review userJohnny I.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2021
John did a very good job on keeping class interested and focused John did a very good job on keeping class interested and focused
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review userDylan M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2021
Paul was awesome and informative. I would use his services again and again! Paul was awesome and informative. I would use his services again and again!
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review userHenry A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 27, 2021
Great experience Great experience
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review userGary B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 27, 2021
Professional and knowledgeable, great experience for our team to learn and retain the details of this important certification Professional and knowledgeable, great experience for our team to learn and retain the details of this important certification
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review userMichael H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 27, 2021
The instructor had tons of energy and went as quickly or as slowly we needed. He even made time to help some of my (English... The instructor had tons of energy and went as quickly or as slowly we needed. He even made time to help some of my (English is there second language). He kept it interesting and interactive entire day Best Regards
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review userJhonathan F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
Her lessons were engaging, useful, and very patient with everyone in class. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested... Her lessons were engaging, useful, and very patient with everyone in class. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested taking RRP class.
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review userScott S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
jim was a knowledgable instructor jim was a knowledgable instructor
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review userKeelan A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
fun to work with fun to work with
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review userBrandon H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
informative informative
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review userRoger B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
jim was a good instructor jim was a good instructor
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review userClint C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
very good very good
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review userTravis W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
not a bad saturday not a bad saturday
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review userCharley B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
taking this course was useful for my career taking this course was useful for my career
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review userAdam G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
jim was a pleasure to work with jim was a pleasure to work with
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review userHeath N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
excellent excellent
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review userJoshua H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
jim put up with our joking, and stayed on task. very professional jim put up with our joking, and stayed on task. very professional
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review userJason K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 22, 2020
It was easy to understand and the teacher's expressiveness and practice were ideal. It was easy to understand and the teacher's expressiveness and practice were ideal.
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review userEui Chul K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 22, 2020
Very good Very good
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review userWill C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
Lorne was an excellent instructor. He covered a ton of information in 2 days and has helped lay out the path to succeed.... Lorne was an excellent instructor. He covered a ton of information in 2 days and has helped lay out the path to succeed. Really pleased and would recommend his class to anyone.
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review userRob F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
The class was very informative and well paced. Moved at a speed that allowed questions and discussion, but yet moved at a... The class was very informative and well paced. Moved at a speed that allowed questions and discussion, but yet moved at a good pace. Instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Would recommend this course to others.
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review userRobert D.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
The material handouts were informative and the instructor did a good job. Lorne didn't just go by the book and kept interest... The material handouts were informative and the instructor did a good job. Lorne didn't just go by the book and kept interest in the material. I would refer anyone to take this course.
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review userGregory J. B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2020
Harold was energetic and knowledgeable in the subject. The hands on part was a good touch as well as keeping us involved... Harold was energetic and knowledgeable in the subject. The hands on part was a good touch as well as keeping us involved by having us read sections in the book. I appreciated his efforts. Hey, he had to do well....I got a 100% on the test!!
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review userEdgar R. Q.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2020
very well and with enough patience very well and with enough patience
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review userSilvio M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 24, 2020
The class was great, the instructor was knowledgeable. I am totally satisfied with the class. The class was great, the instructor was knowledgeable. I am totally satisfied with the class.
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review userBradley C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2020
John is a great instructor, he kept the class interesting, moved at a nice pace, makes sure you are getting the material... John is a great instructor, he kept the class interesting, moved at a nice pace, makes sure you are getting the material and keeps your attention. 2 thumbs up.
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review userSeth G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2020
John was a phenomenal instructor. With so much material to cover in one day, he managed to thoroughly cover everything. Even... John was a phenomenal instructor. With so much material to cover in one day, he managed to thoroughly cover everything. Even better, there was plenty of time to ask questions and get clarification. His engaging method of teaching, with plenty of anecdotes and personal stories to provide context, meant that I never felt lost. I would definitely take a class with him again.
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review userDavid W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2020
I enjoyed the course, found John informative and easy to learn from I enjoyed the course, found John informative and easy to learn from
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review userSloan G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 24, 2020
I really enjoyed the class. This will help me tremendously in my job role. The hands on demonstrations were great and very... I really enjoyed the class. This will help me tremendously in my job role. The hands on demonstrations were great and very informative. It was great to learn all of the steps that our installers have to take when they are performing lead safe practices during an installation
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review userMarcus D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 19, 2019
Very informative! Very informative!
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review userDarrell L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 19, 2019
I thought the trainer was extremely knowledgeable and efficient. The course was very helpful and we at Winners Circle Painting... I thought the trainer was extremely knowledgeable and efficient. The course was very helpful and we at Winners Circle Painting appreciate what we learned.
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review userMichael H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 19, 2019
Great course. Very informative and good flow. Great course. Very informative and good flow.
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review userJason F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 14, 2019
An awesome instructor. His real life experience and teaching method was beneficial. An awesome instructor. His real life experience and teaching method was beneficial.
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review userRobert R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 14, 2019
The trainer was amazing. Probably the best instructor we've had come in to train our company. The trainer was amazing. Probably the best instructor we've had come in to train our company.
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