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 userMatthew M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 16, 2019
Very good instructor. He was very informative.  Very good instructor. He was very informative. 
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review userGaetano D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 16, 2019
Class was very informative. Awesome class. Class was very informative. Awesome class.
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review userJorge V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 16, 2019
Great class. Teacher was very knowledgeable. Great class. Teacher was very knowledgeable.
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review userBrenda G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 16, 2019
A wonderful instructor. He engaged all of the students in questions and participation. They all did well in the class and... A wonderful instructor. He engaged all of the students in questions and participation. They all did well in the class and I would definitely recommend the class performance as well as the instructor.
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review userDavid Earl M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2019
The class was informative and to the point. The class was informative and to the point.
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review userTiffany D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2019
Trainer was very knowledgeable in subject. Very good presentation. Trainer was very knowledgeable in subject. Very good presentation.
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review userSheila P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2019
The instructor did an excellent job. He was very knowledgeable. Made the course easy to understand and fun to learn. The instructor did an excellent job. He was very knowledgeable. Made the course easy to understand and fun to learn.
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review userRajendra P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2019
Excellent instructor, very informative. Made the class interesting and fun. Excellent instructor, very informative. Made the class interesting and fun.
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review userSandra N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2019
A great instructor! Very informative, knowledgeable and made it easy to learn. A great instructor! Very informative, knowledgeable and made it easy to learn.
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review userBarbara E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2019
The instructor was awesome! Kept the class entertained. Very knowledgable. The instructor was awesome! Kept the class entertained. Very knowledgable.
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review userRichard Z.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2019
The best! The best!
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review userOmar M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2019
Excellent! I could clearly understand what he taught. The audio/visual method used for the course was excellent because it... Excellent! I could clearly understand what he taught. The audio/visual method used for the course was excellent because it can be understood more clearly.
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review userWayne M. N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2019
Excellent! Excellent!
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review userSurrendra P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2019
The instructor was very knowledgeable and explained the course clearly. Overall, an excellent experience. The instructor was very knowledgeable and explained the course clearly. Overall, an excellent experience.
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review userErnesto S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2019
Good. Good.
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review userCarlos M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 17, 2019
Amazing communication. Friendly and knowledgeable! Amazing communication. Friendly and knowledgeable!
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review userPaul B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 2, 2019
The instructor was very knowledgeable and did a great job passing that knowledge to me. He moved through the material at... The instructor was very knowledgeable and did a great job passing that knowledge to me. He moved through the material at a good pace. He had good real life examples to help explain many of the finer points. He was a very good instructor.
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review userTripp L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 2, 2019
The class was great. I learned a lot! The class was great. I learned a lot!
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review userAustin P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 2, 2019
Great instructor and very informational class. Great instructor and very informational class.
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review userDavid L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 2, 2019
Well planned and executed! Very knowledgeable! Well planned and executed! Very knowledgeable!
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review userDan T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 2, 2019
Very informative and stuck to schedule. Thank you! Very informative and stuck to schedule. Thank you!
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review userSeth S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 2, 2019
Best instructor I’ve ever had. Took quality time to teach us thoroughly. Best instructor I’ve ever had. Took quality time to teach us thoroughly.
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review userAdditional A.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 28, 2018
Great! Great!
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review userSteve B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 28, 2018
Awesome training. Well put together, good pace and knowledgeable instructors. Awesome training. Well put together, good pace and knowledgeable instructors.
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review userJennifer T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 28, 2018
My instructor was great. He answered all of our questions and if he didn't have an answer he got the answer for us. I loved... My instructor was great. He answered all of our questions and if he didn't have an answer he got the answer for us. I loved the hands-on part the most as I learn better with hands-on. Thank you for a great class!
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review userDonnell W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 28, 2018
Awesome duo of instructors. Their energy was amazing. They were very knowledgeable and the instructors worked very well... Awesome duo of instructors. Their energy was amazing. They were very knowledgeable and the instructors worked very well together.
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review userLarry D.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 28, 2018
Good job and well prepared. Good job and well prepared.
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review userJeremy S.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 28, 2018
Very knowledgeable Instructors and the hands-on training was great to get the trainees involved. Very knowledgeable Instructors and the hands-on training was great to get the trainees involved.
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review userMichael M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 28, 2018
Instructor kept with the itinerary well and did not bore the class. All subject matter was interesting and insightful.... Instructor kept with the itinerary well and did not bore the class. All subject matter was interesting and insightful. He was able to answer any question presented to him with ease and knowledge.
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review userDonnie S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 28, 2018
It was a good class. I found out a lot about lead paint. It was a good class. I found out a lot about lead paint.
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review userMisty S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 18, 2018
The instructor was awesome The instructor was awesome
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review userOswaldo A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 28, 2018
It was a great course and I learned a lot of new things. It was a great course and I learned a lot of new things.
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review userBertoni P.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 28, 2018
Good organization Good organization
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review userLeonardo M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 28, 2018
Overall, I think the instructor did a wonderful job explaining and showing us all the procedures that we have to do to be... Overall, I think the instructor did a wonderful job explaining and showing us all the procedures that we have to do to be able to find lead or know if something have lead. She also made it interesting so that everyone knew what was going on and wasn’t bored.
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review userThomas B.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was informative and took the time to explain and answer questions. The instructor was informative and took the time to explain and answer questions.
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review userSung C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
Good! Good!
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review userJorge J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
He was a good instructor. He was detailed, explained things well and open to answer any questions. He was a good instructor. He was detailed, explained things well and open to answer any questions.
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review userJeffrey L.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was good.  I learned a lot of information on how to better my skills in my current position. The instructor was good.  I learned a lot of information on how to better my skills in my current position.
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review userJames M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
I thought that the instructor did a wonderful job. He kept it interesting and was very thorough. I thought that the instructor did a wonderful job. He kept it interesting and was very thorough.
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review userRobert M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was very thorough and in tune with the needs of the group. The instructor was very thorough and in tune with the needs of the group.
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review userLance N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The course was truly informative and well structured. The instructor was very professional and very knowledgeable. The course was truly informative and well structured. The instructor was very professional and very knowledgeable.
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review userChantel L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was clear, professional and excellent. He answered all questions and I enjoyed his training. The instructor was clear, professional and excellent. He answered all questions and I enjoyed his training.
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review userLeslie S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
Great instructor. He always on task and made sure everyone understood each section clearly. Answered questions professionally... Great instructor. He always on task and made sure everyone understood each section clearly. Answered questions professionally and very patient with the class.
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review userIlena C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
Class was great. Instructor was very knowledgeable. Class was great. Instructor was very knowledgeable.
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review userCaleb L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was extremely knowledgeable of the course material, maintained an upbeat energy throughout the presentation... The instructor was extremely knowledgeable of the course material, maintained an upbeat energy throughout the presentation and answered all questions asked.
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review userDeidre J.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was very attentive and made training interesting and engaging. The instructor was very attentive and made training interesting and engaging.
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review userElisa C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was very professional and well educated in his profession. I was very pleased with his class and I learned... The instructor was very professional and well educated in his profession. I was very pleased with his class and I learned a lot from him.
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review userAngela M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was very informative and knowledgeable on the subject. He kept the class interesting and informed us on why... The instructor was very informative and knowledgeable on the subject. He kept the class interesting and informed us on why its important to know the information about lead paint.
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review userJosheil K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 11, 2018
<p>It was a very nice and professional class.&nbsp;</p> <p>It was a very nice and professional class.&nbsp;</p>
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review userRejesh N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 11, 2018
The instructor was professional. The instructor was professional.
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