LEED Green Associate Career Prep

75 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This course is designed to help students pass the Green Associate exam, certifying their knowledge of the green industry’s preeminent standards: the first step in becoming a LEED Professional. In an easy-to-review format, it ties all the critical points students need to know about green building. It provides many flexible study tools, including individual and group learning activities, as well as review and practice questions utilizing the same format as the actual exam.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Sigrid Ferguson Green, MSEd in Instructional Design for Online Learning, MS Human Resource Management, with over 15 years of experience in training and development/education. Her experience has been to lead teams of Instructional Designers, and managed curricula for companies such as: American Express and Assurant. Her experience includes but is not limited to the following: technical writing, web design, training, instructional design, graphic design, and curriculum development.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: What About Green Building?

In this lesson you will learn how green building transforms the way buildings are designed, built, and operated.

Lesson 2: What About the USGBC?

In this lesson you will learn about the U. S. Green Building Council and its mission; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); the various LEED rating systems and their structure; as well as the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI); the certification process; and credit interpretations.

Lesson 3: What About Sustainable Sites?

In this lesson you will learn a project’s location is the foundation for sustainability.

Lesson 4: What About Water Efficiency?

In this lesson you will learn water— something so vital to our daily lives is often taken for granted.

Lesson 5: What About Energy and Atmosphere?

In this lesson you will learn about the importance of energy performance in buildings and reviewed strategies to reduce the environmental impacts associated with energy use.

Lesson 6: What About Materials and Resources?

In this lesson you will learn the challenges to consider where materials come from and where they go.

Lesson 7: What About Indoor Environmental Quality?

In this lesson you will learn about the importance of maintaining high-quality indoor environments by controlling pollutants, introducing daylight and views, and putting some control into the hands of the occupants.

Lesson 8: What About Innovation in Design?

In this lesson you will learn green building and sustainable design are all about evolving, learning, and improving.

All necessary materials are included.


This course prepares the student to take the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate  certification exam.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**