Saginaw Valley State University 
Everblue Training Institute presents:

The LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Course!


Join today’s hottest industry and become a certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate! Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is the most distinguished and widely accepted environmental design and green building certification. This LEED Green Associate exam prep course includes a complete review of the LEED rating systems, hundreds of simulated exam questions, worksheets, and strategies for passing the exam.

Everblue Training Institute is an official education provider for the USGBC and approved by the American Institute of Architecture for continuing education credit.

Distinguish yourself with a LEED Credential!

LEED Exam Prep courses are ideal for anyone seeking LEED Certification. Starting with the LEED Green Associate and progressing through the LEED AP + Specialty exams.   Our exam prep process will help you pass.

Facts About This Two Day Course

  • Prepares you to become a LEED AP+
  • Teaches you about LEED
  • Includes four online practice exams
  • Includes five memorization worksheets
  • Includes Everblue exam handbook

Class Details:          

Admission and Eligibility of LEED Examination Candidates
It is the candidate's responsibility to confirm they meet the examination and eligibility requirements of the Green Building Certification Institute prior to enrolling in this course.  SVSU Office of Continuing Ed & Professional Development and Everblue Training Institute provide courses to help candidates prepare for the examinations, but assume no responsibility or authority for the eligibility, application and admission of candidates, examination processes or award of credentials.

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course Syllabus
The Everblue LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course includes live, in-class instruction with a complete review of LEED credit categories, LEED rating systems, and the LEED building certification process, hundreds of simulated exam questions, a practice exam, worksheets and strategies for passing the exam.

ChecklistPre-Course Materials

  • Course Preparation Instructions
  • LEED Green Associate Exam Registration Instructions

outlineCourse Outline

  • Introduction
  • Test format
  • Computer-based testing overview
  • Course preparation instructions and memorization requirements
  • Introduction to the USGBC, GBCI, and LEED
  • Introduction to the LEED rating systems
  • Comprehensive LEED credit category review - simulated questions relevant to each credit
  • Sustainable Sites (SS) 
  • Water Efficiency (WE) E
  • Energy & Atmosphere (EA)
  • Materials & Resources (MR)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)
  • Innovation in Design (ID)
  • Strategies for taking the test
  • Overview with simulated test questions

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Discussion LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Frequently Asked Questions

(Q)   Where and when do I take the exam?

A) Contact the GBCI ( to make an appointment to take the exam. Appointment availability varies by location and time of year, so you should try to schedule your exam as early as possible. The Green Building Certification Institute hires Prometric to administer the LEED Green Associate exam because Prometric has testing facilities in over 170 locations. Odds are high that there is a testing center near you if you live in or near a city. The exam is computer-based and appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Register early to get your preferred date.

(Q)  Will I be able to pass the test after taking this class?

(A) While we cannot guarantee your success, however we do seek to help prepare you with a proven program. We also recommend that if you take our course Everblue LEED Exam Prep Course you should study an additional 20-30 hours (2-3 week) of post course study with the provided materials before writing the exam.

About the Instructor

Kelly S. Gearhart, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, a Principal with Triple Green Building Group, a green building consulting firm with locations in the San Francisco Bay area, Savannah, Georgia and Sophia, Bulgaria.  Gearhart is a USGBC LEED Faculty member, Instructor for the University of California, former Manager of Commercial Green Building Services at Southface Energy Institute, Inc. and has been involved with green building education, technical assistance, and leadership since 2005. 


$795 (Regular Registration)
$715.50 (SVSU Alumni)

Who Should Attend:

Anyone interested in LEED. This course is ideal for facility owners, contractors, architects, lawyers, builders, engineers, product representatives, facility managers, real estate brokers and anyone interested in understanding green building principles.

LEED 3.0 Green Associate Exam Prep Course Benefits

  • Improved pass rate! Get the edge you need to pass your LEED exam on the first try
  • Receive an EXACT STUDY PLAN provided for the LEED exam that gives the most results in the least amount of time
  • Learn from experienced LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP)
  • Learn a systematic analysis and breakdown into "plain language" on how LEED certification works
  • Learn how procrastination can lead to failure, and what to do about it
  • Receive four online simulated practice exams
  • Receive the Everblue LEED Green Associate handbook 


 2/4/2013 - 3/29/2013
(Late registration Deadline 2/8/2013)


Saginaw Valley State University Main Campus - Curtiss Hall


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