New 3-tier LEED credential system
USGBC has made a determination to establish a clear three-tier
credential system for everyone who is planning or has already gained a
LEED Accredited Professional designation.
Tier I - LEED Green Associate (GA) is geared
towards all green enthusiasts but not practicing professionals like
product manufacturers, marketers, finance people, customer service reps
for a large construction firm, students, etc. The computer-based exam
will still consist of 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in 2
hours time. However, even though more basic in nature, the new exam
appears to be harder with a passing rate at the scary 20% (down 14%
from the previous v2 of the LEED exam). The good news is the exam fees
decreased from $400 for a non-USGBC members last year to $200 for a
non-USGBC member.For more details, visit my blog HERE.