Becoming a LEED AP is an excellent step to remain competitive in the job market and positioning yourself for a sustainable future. While the accreditation process may be tedious and complicated, PTL Exam Prep is doing their best to make it easier. They’ve developed a course that allows participants to work at their own pace in an online environment, from any computer. It’s a fantastic and flexible alternative to 6 or 8-hour courses which require travel and a significant time commitment.
This course is designed to fulfill a major prerequisite for the Green Associate accreditation exam: to complete a green educational program that addresses green building principles.
PTL Exam Prep’s program covers the basics, but takes it further and begins to explore the LEED program in depth. The course explores an Eco-Charette, the very first step in beginning a LEED certification process. The Eco-Charette is designed to determine how each attempted credit will be fulfilled, and is an essential part of the LEED process.
Next, the course shows the steps necessary for LEED project registration, and walks students through the LEED project certification process. The instructor shows us the registration and certification process on the USGBC website, as if participating in the projects themselves. This can be immensely helpful when working on a project to ensure all requirements are met and all forms are filled out correctly.
PTL Exam Prep offers several of these courses for the different areas of LEED AP accreditation. The Green Associate course was created to allow those interested in becoming a LEED AP the opportunity to fulfill the very first prerequisite. Training courses are also available for each AP specialty, including Building Design and Construction or Operations and Maintenance, Interior Design and New Homes. Also available are instructor-training courses that give current LEED APs the materials and know-how to teach their own courses.
Each of the specialty courses build upon the initial Green Associate class and explore more in-depth what it takes to get a building LEED Certified. Prerequisites, Minimum Program Requirements and how to utilize the rating system to maximize the number of points earned are covered. The classes are offered as both one-day online or in-person courses or participants have the ability to work at their own pace.
PTL Exam Prep’s online training courses are an excellent way to take the first steps toward accreditation, and learn the necessary information to pass many of the exams offered by the GBCI. Their experienced instructors and innovative online courses are designed to guide participants through the process from start to finish.