ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 3 - Issue: 3 - 01/17/2014

Experts Offer Advice for Professionals Pursuing the LEED GA Credential; LEED Green Associate (v3) Prep Course Starts Next Week

By Steve Rizer


When preparing for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate (LEED GA) exam, what are the “final steps” that should be taken? Beth Shuck of Green Building Services Inc. (GBS) will provide a list of such steps in a four-part exam prep course beginning next Tuesday, including, among other things, a suggestion to identify all of the wrong answers from their practice exams and figure out why they got those answers wrong.


Another advisable step is to select a date for taking the exam and “hold yourself to that [date] so that you stay on track with your studying,” according to Shuck, who serves as a LEED consultant and project manager at Portland, Ore.-based GBS.


Shuck additionally recommends that professionals seeking the credential read the LEED GA Candidate Handbook and use study aids such as the Core Concepts Guide and Exam Prep Study Guide.The handbook addresses how questions appearing on the exam are structured “and what it’s like to actually go in and take the exams.”


For those prospective LEED Green Associates not using the handbook, “forming study groups is a good idea,” Shuck said. “Just talking through concepts is really useful. If you can do that within your office somehow or get together with another person at lunch [to engage in such discussion], that’s also studying, and that makes it a lot easier.” [WPL provides special low-cost group rates for its exam prep courses.] Shuck and fellow speaker Richard Manning will provide a whole host of inside secrets and tips for taking and passing the exam, as well as an exclusive 300-page study guide, practice exams, and flash cards prepared by GBS, a leading LEED consulting firm that wrote the practice-exam questions for the official USGBC Green Associate and LEED AP study guides. This is a rare opportunity to benefit from their expertise and ask your questions live during the question-and-answer period at the end of each session.


This is one of the last interactive exam prep courses available for those planning to take the Green Associate exam before Version 4 of the LEED building code goes into effect this summer. To register for this exclusive webinar series, which is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. (EST), click here.



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