Course Description

This course prepares you to take the LEED Green Associate Exam v4. You will learn about the history of LEED, core topics related to the program and each area addressed on the exam. You will have the opportunity to answer practice questions and review all topics that are part of the test. Successful completion of this course will put you on the path to passing the LEED Green Associate exam.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Becoming a LEED Green Associate and the test process

This lesson will help you better understand the steps to becoming a LEED Green Associate. You will review the history of the work done and the benefits of becoming certified. You will also cover the test process to ensure you are prepared on exam day.

Lesson 2: LEED v4 Concepts, Themes and Overview

This lesson will review core concepts and themes related to the LEED Green Associate program. You will also receive an overview of USGBC and LEED.

Lesson 3: Location and Transportation

This lesson will review location and transportation strategies as well as intents. You will also look at site development and health and livability.

Lesson 4: Sustainable Sites

This lesson will review sustainable sites and environmental impacts. You will explore topics such as rainwater, heat island and light pollution.

Lesson 5: Water Efficiency

This lesson will review innovative approaches to water conservation. You will study EPA acts, as well as both indoor and outdoor water usage.

Lesson 6: Energy and Atmosphere

This lesson will focus on energy use. You will review topics like renewable energy, refrigeration management and energy demands.

Lesson 7: Materials and Resources

This lesson will review material and resources intent as well as strategies. You will discuss topics like waste management and material conservation.

Lesson 8: Indoor Environmental Quality

This lesson will review strategies to increase indoor environmental quality. Topics including occupant comfort, lighting strategies and acoustic performance will be covered.

Lesson 9: Innovation and Regional Priority

This lesson will discuss recent innovations, as well as regional priority intent and strategies.


Participants will have 12 months to complete this online, self-paced course.

All necessary materials are included.


  • This course prepares the student to take the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate v4 certification exam.
System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280x720 or higher
  • Speakers/Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar/Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online-based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.
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Section Title
LEED Green Associate Career Prep (Online)
Jul 01, 2021 to Jun 30, 2022
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $1,275.00