LEED Green Interior Design and Construction

The United States Green Building Council has developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) to give special recognition to those who demonstrate exceptional knowledge and skill in an area of green building and construction.

One of these exams is the LEED Interior Design and Construction Exam. This exam has two parts, each of which consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, taking about two hours to complete. The entire exam takes about four hours and twenty minutes.

Part one of the LEED Green Interior Design and Construction Exam is identical to the Green Associate exam. It covers the following topics:

  • synergistic opportunities and the LEED application process
  • project site factors
  • water management
  • project systems and energy impacts
  • acquisition, installation, and management of project materials
  • stakeholder involvement in innovation
  • project surroundings and public outreach

The second part of the exam, known as the LEED Green Interior Design and Construction Specialty Exam, covers the following topics: project site factors

  • water management
  • project systems and energy impacts
  • acquisition, installation, and management of project materials
  • improvements to the indoor environment
  • stakeholder involvement in innovation
  • project surroundings and public outreach

In order to pass the exam, candidates need to earn a score of 170 on a scale ranging from 125 to 200. The scaled score is based on the number of questions answered correctly and the relative difficulty of the exam version. Those who take the computer-based version of the LEED Green Interior Design and Construction Exam will receive their scores immediately.