What is a LEED AP?

LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) are building industry professionals who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building and the LEED® Green Building Rating System™. The LEED AP credential indicates that the professional has the knowledge and skills to facilitate the LEED certification process.

LEED Professional Accreditation is a voluntary designation achieved by over 60,000 individuals who have passed the LEED Professional Accreditation exam. The Green Building Certification Institute recommends that LEED AP candidates have building industry knowledge, as well as experience working with green building professionals from multiple disciplines. 

What are the benefits of earning
the LEED AP credential?

  • Strengthen your green building qualifications.
  • Market your green building knowledge to potential employers and clients.
  • Help a LEED registered project one point toward certification.
  • Contribute to your professional development.
  • Earn recognition with the nation's predominant green building professional credential.
  • Receive a LEED AP certificate and opt to be listed in GBCI’s Directory of
    LEED Accredited Professionals.

How do I become a LEED Accredited Professional?

Earn the LEED AP credential by passing the LEED Professional Accreditation exam. The LEED AP Candidate Handbook (PDF) is your complete resource for exam policies, guidelines, and tips. To prepare for the exam: