LEED AP Building Design and Construction Career Prep

100 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This course LEED® AP Building Design and Construction prepares you for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional (AP) Building Design + Construction (BD+C) exam. This course provides a road map to studying for the LEED AP BD+C exam as administered by Green Building  Certification Institute (GBCI). Guide to the LEED® AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam is aimed at those professionals seeking more  information about the basic knowledge and understanding that is required in order to pass the exam and earn the LEED AP BD+C accreditation.

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: Sustainability and LEED Basics Review

In this lesson you will learn within the design industry, sustainable design and sustainable building concepts are interchangeable with the term green building.

Lesson 2: The LEED Rating Systems of the BD+C Reference Guide

In this lesson you will learn THE LEED® AP BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (BD+C) exam tests the knowledge of the rating systems contained within the BD+C Reference 
Guide. Not only is it important to know which three rating systems are included, it is also important to know when to use each one.

Lesson 3: Sustainable Sites

In this lesson you will learn strategies described within the Sustainable Sites (SS) category’s prerequisites and credits. You will learn about site selection and location, design, construction, and maintenance of the site. As with making any other decision while working on a green building project, all components within the SS category are weighed on the triple bottom line values of environmental, economic, and community aspects.

Lesson 4: Water Efficiency

In this lesson you will learn the STRATEGIES and technologies described within the Water Efficiency (WE) category of the BD+C Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating systems, including methods to reduce the consumption of water, our most precious resource that is often taken for granted. As the demand for water continues to increase and supplies are decreasing, it is challenging for municipalities to keep up.

Lesson 5: Energy And Atmosphere

In this lesson you will learn about STRATEGIES and technologies to address energy use and consumption as described in the Energy & Atmosphere (EA) category of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating systems.

Lesson 6: Materials and Resources

In this lesson you will learn how to properly select materials and what to do with them after their useful life. These are two critical elements for the environment and the building industry, as buildings are a large consumer of natural resources and also contribute to the amount of solid waste generated, not only from an operational standpoint, but also in terms of construction.

Lesson 7: Indoor Environmental Quality

In this lesson you will learn about THE ELEMENTS INVOLVED to improve the indoor environment as detailed in the Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) category of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) rating systems.

All necessary materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the U.S. Green Building Council LEED AP Building Design and Construction certification exam.  Note: Students have to pass the LEED Green Associate certification exam before attempting the LEED AP Building Design and Construction 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.**