- Can I ask for Testing Accommodations when I take my exam?
- Can I request a translation aid for my exam if I have already submitted my registration?
- Can I take a test drive of the exam?
- Are calculators permitted on exams?
- Am I allowed to have scratch paper during my in-person exam?
- If I study for an exam before the annual updates are made, will there be new material on the exam when I take it?
- What types of updates are made to the exams each year?
- Are exam specifications affected by exam maintenance updates?
Can I ask for Testing Accommodations when I take my exam?
GBCI complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require testing accommodations, you must check the box that says, “Yes, I need testing accommodations,” when you register for the exam. You and your healthcare provider each need to complete the following forms: the Candidate Form and the Provider Form, to document the disability and the need for accommodation.
For remote proctored online exams, Prometric may not be able to accommodate all requests since candidates are taking the exam in a remote location.
Each request is evaluated individually and may take up to ten (10) business days. Your request may only be sent via email to email@example.com or faxed to (202) 545-3708. Do not mail any documents or send them to gbci.org/contact. You will be contacted by email with the status of your request.
Can I request a translation aid for my exam if I have already submitted my registration?
Yes, please contact us at least ten days before your scheduled exam appointment if you would like to add a translation aid to your exam.
For candidates who elect to test with a translation aid, the exam will be presented with a split-screen. The English question and answer choices will be on the top, and the corresponding translation will appear on the bottom. The use of translators or foreign-language dictionaries during the examination is not permitted.
Please note that if you choose to take a translated exam, the Introduction, Non-Disclosure Agreement, and tutorial will begin in English. Once these have been completed, your exam will proceed with the translation aid.
To see a list of available translation aids for the LEED Green Associate exam, click here.
For a list of available translation aids for the LEED AP with specialty exams, click here.
Can I take a test drive of the exam?
You have the option of taking a Test Drive which will provide you the opportunity to take a 30-minute ‘dry-run” of the complete check-in and test delivery process through Prometric’s test centers or online via the ProProctor platform. To learn about the Test Drive and schedule an appointment, please visit the Test Drive page.
Are calculators permitted on exams?
A four-function calculator is available on-screen as part of your test center and remotely proctored online exam. If you are taking your exam at a test center and would prefer to use a physical calculator, you may use one that is supplied by Prometric at the test center.
Note that physical calculators are not permitted during remotely proctored online exams.
Am I allowed to have scratch paper during my in-person exam?
Candidates taking their exam at a test center are provided with either a dry erase board or two pieces of scratch paper and either a pen or pencil, depending on the test center. Mechanical pencils or pens that click are not allowed.
If I study for an exam before the annual updates are made, will there be new material on the exam when I take it?
LEED professional exams are updated every year following an exam review process. Questions are reviewed in accordance with updates to the LEED standards (LEED addenda) to ensure that all questions remain current and valid. While the scope of the exam will not change following the exam review process, the material on the exam may include recent LEED addenda published through January of the same year.
What types of updates are made to the exams each year?
Each year, GBCI goes through an exam maintenance process where the performance of credentialing exam questions is analyzed. Poorly performing questions are removed from the exam and replaced with new questions. Additionally, questions are reviewed against updates to the LEED standards (LEED addenda) that are published through January of the same year to ensure that all questions remain current and valid.
Are exam specifications affected by exam maintenance updates?
No, the test specifications are not affected by annual exam maintenance.