- Can I retake the LEED AP with specialty exam if I fail?
- If I pass the second part (the specialty exam) of a combined exam but not the first part (the LEED Green Associate exam), do I earn the LEED AP with specialty credential?
- Can my LEED AP with specialty exam score be reviewed?
- How do I appeal a LEED AP with specialty exam question?
Can I retake the LEED AP with specialty exam if I fail?
If your attempt was unsuccessful you may register again in the same way as your initial registration. After three unsuccessful attempts, however, you must wait 90 days before submitting a new registration to GBCI. Candidates must pay the registration fee for each exam attempt.
For candidates, who choose to take the combined LEED AP exam option (which includes the LEED Green Associate and a LEED AP specialty exam), you are allowed three attempts per section and both sections are delivered concurrently. If you pass the LEED Green Associate section of the exam, but not the specialty exam, you will earn the LEED Green Associate credential.
Candidates must pass both the LEED Green Associate exam and the LEED AP exam to earn the LEED AP with Specialty credential. Candidates must pay the registration fee for each exam attempt.
If I pass the second part (the specialty exam) of a combined exam but not the first part (the LEED Green Associate exam), do I earn the LEED AP with specialty credential?
If you pass the specialty portion of the exam but fail the LEED Green Associate portion, you will not be awarded a credential, however, you will have 180 calendar days from your original exam date to register, schedule and pass your LEED Green Associate exam. Once you pass your LEED Green Associate exam, please send both of the passing score reports issued by Prometric to GBCI and your account will be updated to reflect your LEED AP with Specialty credential.
Can my LEED AP with specialty exam score be reviewed?
Exam scoring is standardized through a computerized algorithmic process, which is applied exactly the same way to all GBCI exams that are taken. GBCI will investigate exam scores only in the unlikely event of technical malfunctions with Prometric’s test delivery system.
How do I appeal a LEED AP with specialty exam question?
During the exam, candidates may submit comments on any question(s) they believe to contain technical errors in content by using the comment button located in the navigation bar. In order to challenge an exam question, the candidate must have commented on the question and provided an explanation of their concerns. After the exam, within ten days, inform GBCI that you have left comments on your exam; in your correspondence, be sure to note the questions and the email address used to sign up for the exam, as well as the date on which you took it. GBCI will review your concerns and notify you with their finding. If you experience any problems at the Prometric test center or during a remote proctored exam, you must inform test center personnel before leaving the test center or the remote proctor prior to ending your online exam session. Prometric will draft an incident report for GBCI to review.
Because of the need for test security, GBCI will not release exam questions or answers to candidates. GBCI does not respond to complaints or challenges received more than ten days after the test date and does not respond to complaints sent to organizations other than GBCI.
GBCI does not modify exam scores under any conditions. In the event of a successful exam content appeal, you will be given the opportunity to retest; your score will not be changed. The only way to earn a LEED professional credential is to earn a 170 on the required exam(s).