Learning to LEED

New LEED v3 Courses Now Available!

John Wiley & Sons is pleased to announce the launch of the next phase of its USGBC LEED professional development program, Learning to LEED v3. This new program is an update to Learning to LEED, the innovative and highly successful LEED-AP educational program developed by Charles Kibert, PhD, P.E., LEED AP, based on a two day training workshop administered by the University of Florida.

Learning to LEED v3 is a suite of intensive online courses offered to anyone interested in passing the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Accredited Professional Exams. These courses facilitate exam preparation through an interactive platform, practice quizzes, study tips, and other resources, and provides the tools necessary for individuals to implement LEED. You can learn and self-test as often as you like, 24/7, at your own pace, for up to three months.

The April 2009 launch of LEED v3 by the USGBC significantly changes the qualifications program for professionals seeking to engage in green building certification. The new John Wiley & Sons curriculum parallels the Green Building Certification Institute’s (GBCI) two-stage qualification scheme which requires candidates to pass the Green Associate exam to become eligible to then take the LEED-AP exam. As a result, the Learning to LEED v3 curriculum is comprised of the following courses:


Learning to LEED v3: Green Building Fundamentals for the LEED Green Associate

This course provides the necessary background in green building fundamentals and the LEED v3 rating systems to pass the Green Associate Professional Credentialing exam. This course includes the following:

  • Green building strategies
  • Integrated project design and delivery
  • LEED in the marketplace
  • Rationale for LEED
  • LEED 2009 registration and certification processes
  • LEED core categories and strategies
  • LEED Regional Priority Credit strategies
  • LEED Green Associate exam application and preparation
  • Green Associate mock exam
  • Downloadable/printable fashcards for self-study

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion for meeting the GBCI requirements for the education option for demonstrating experience with green building fundamentals, a requirement to become eligible to take the LEED Green Associate exam, as well as AIA/CES credit. For more information on this requirement see page six of the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook (December 2009).


Learning to LEED v3: LEED-AP Building Design + Construction Overview

Learning to LEED v3: LEED-AP Building Design + Construction Exam Prep

This intensive two-part course is designed for students who have taken and passed the Green Associate exam and have met the minimum experience requirements for becoming a LEED-AP for Building Design & Construction (BD&C). The course is comprised of a detailed process and technical overview of the LEED products covered by the LEED-AP BD&C credential: LEED-NC 2009, LEED-CS 2009, and LEED for Schools (LEED-S) 2009. Includes quizzes and mock examinations to assist in understanding the key concepts required by professionals for managing the LEED requirements for projects covered by the LEED-AP BD&C credential.



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