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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5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 22, 2016
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5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 22, 2016
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review userScott P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 6, 2016
Very knowledgeable captivating and humorous presenter . Very knowledgeable captivating and humorous presenter .
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review userDianna M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 6, 2016
The instructor made the class enjoyable and easy to understand . The instructor made the class enjoyable and easy to understand .
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review userMike V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 6, 2016
Very good. Instructor was engaging and informative, I feel like I learned how to protect our students from hazards of lead... Very good. Instructor was engaging and informative, I feel like I learned how to protect our students from hazards of lead dust.
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review userVicki C.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 6, 2016
Zack has a good way o f making you understand the steps. You will not fall a sleep in his class. Zack has a good way o f making you understand the steps. You will not fall a sleep in his class.
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review userSean R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 6, 2016
Class was well taught and instructor presented the material very well. Class was well taught and instructor presented the material very well.
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review userGuillermo M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 6, 2016
Our instructor did a wonderful job teaching the class, he went over the subject a few times which made it easier for us to... Our instructor did a wonderful job teaching the class, he went over the subject a few times which made it easier for us to remember it when we took the test.
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review userKen H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 6, 2016
Excellent, very informative and engaging. Excellent, very informative and engaging.
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review userPedro C.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 5, 2016
The overall course was very informative, however the instructor spoke for over an hour and a half regarding environmental... The overall course was very informative, however the instructor spoke for over an hour and a half regarding environmental impacts of our industry. I understand that the background is important, however more time spent reviewing the curriculum would have been more beneficial. I feel that the most important information was crammed in at the end.
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review userJosh W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 5, 2016
The course was very informative but at times it was also overwhelming. My only negative would be to maybe have this training... The course was very informative but at times it was also overwhelming. My only negative would be to maybe have this training over a few days in lieu of forcing the instructor to stream line the presentation but yet have it cover everything and expect the students to absorb and retain the information that is being presented. Overall i was please
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review userMike T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 5, 2016
Instructor was very excited about the topic which kept us interested. Instructor was very excited about the topic which kept us interested.
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review userCarlos M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 5, 2016
Greg, was very enthusiastic about the subject matter and LEED. It seemed as though we went off on many tangents, and discussed... Greg, was very enthusiastic about the subject matter and LEED. It seemed as though we went off on many tangents, and discussed material not necessarily pertaining to the LEED GA exam. This kept the class interesting, but I'd recommend a more structured approach to the material.
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review userRich E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 5, 2016
Class was very informative and the instructor was very knowledgeable and kept our attention throughout the class. Class was very informative and the instructor was very knowledgeable and kept our attention throughout the class.
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review userJackeline R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 5, 2016
Instructor was very knowledgeable on the material and made course very active. A lot of information but it was very helpful... Instructor was very knowledgeable on the material and made course very active. A lot of information but it was very helpful and useful. Would take more courses with this instructor.
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review userJeremiah H.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 26, 2016
Extensive knowledge of is material and his verbal presentation was great. All props he brought were very useful, but he... Extensive knowledge of is material and his verbal presentation was great. All props he brought were very useful, but he didn't bring any props for his written presentation.
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review userJonathan N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2016
Great instructor. Very hands on and explains the material well. Great instructor. Very hands on and explains the material well.
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review userDavid W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2016
I really enjoyed the class the instructor was very knowledgeable and gave an excellent presentation of the course material... I really enjoyed the class the instructor was very knowledgeable and gave an excellent presentation of the course material . He was able to interact with the class as a whole and answer everyone's questions. It is a big plus that he was able to bring his experience of on the job knowledge and apply it to the course curriculum. Also, he was able to point out mistakes made in the instruction videos presented in class. It was obvious that he truly cares about people and the need for proper remediation of lead whether it is customer or the remediator. He has a great concern for the public and the environment in which they live and work in.
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review userSam F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2016
Very well taight. Class was laid out in an orderly fashion and was very easy to learn the documentation process. Very well taight. Class was laid out in an orderly fashion and was very easy to learn the documentation process.
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review userVern S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2016
Outstanding. Chuck was clear , informative, and personable. His grasp of the subject matter is expert. Best of all he has... Outstanding. Chuck was clear , informative, and personable. His grasp of the subject matter is expert. Best of all he has the hands on experience which is an invaluable tool when relating the process to his students. I would do very well in any class he taught.
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review userBryan N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2016
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review userBill F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 19, 2016
Instructor was well prepared and very knowledgeable of the subject manor Instructor was well prepared and very knowledgeable of the subject manor
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review userBill R.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 19, 2016
Good overview class, but very long for what it was. Could have been covered in half the time. Good overview class, but very long for what it was. Could have been covered in half the time.
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review userJustin M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 18, 2016
GREAT JOB. GREAT JOB.
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review userDean G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 14, 2016
Very clear in direction and very knowledgeable. Very clear in direction and very knowledgeable.
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review userEddie O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 14, 2016
My instructor made the class enjoyable. she was very knowledgeable of the subject. This was a subject I totally had no knowledge... My instructor made the class enjoyable. she was very knowledgeable of the subject. This was a subject I totally had no knowledge of and Jean explained it very well.
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review userRashida J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 14, 2016
Jean was an excellent instructor. I felt like I have gained a vast amount of knowledge. She even added her own experiences... Jean was an excellent instructor. I felt like I have gained a vast amount of knowledge. She even added her own experiences to illustrate the information that was provided in the course materials.
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review userCarlos C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 8, 2016
very good very good
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review userDavid B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 8, 2016
Instructor was well versed and kept a somewhat bland topic very interesting. Would recommend. Instructor was well versed and kept a somewhat bland topic very interesting. Would recommend.
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review userThomas T.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 21, 2015
Knowledgeable and thorough. Knowledgeable and thorough.
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review userCharles M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 18, 2015
Excellent attention to detail. Took a fair amount of time to answer any and all questions that arose during the training... Excellent attention to detail. Took a fair amount of time to answer any and all questions that arose during the training time. Would definitely refer to others.
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review userVartan I.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 17, 2015
He was a informative instructor. He was a informative instructor.
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review userLinda T.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2015
John made this class interactive and interesting which helped make the subject matter easier to relate to. Good Class John made this class interactive and interesting which helped make the subject matter easier to relate to. Good Class
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review userDustin H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2015
The content we had to cover was not exciting but, John somehow managed to keep everyone interested the entire time. A great... The content we had to cover was not exciting but, John somehow managed to keep everyone interested the entire time. A great instructor. We will have to have a 5 year refresher I hope John is still working and will come back to our shop to recertify us.
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review userChris M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 10, 2015
Jean was very helpful and understandable when explaining the LEED message and its content to her students. Jean spent just... Jean was very helpful and understandable when explaining the LEED message and its content to her students. Jean spent just enough time to describe and give examples on each of the subjects throughout the presentation. She made an 8 hour class tolerable with her teaching techniques and her obvious motivation towards what she was preaching. I thought he overall rating was 5/5 and thank her for her knowledge!
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