LEED AP Interior Design and Construction Career Prep

100 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This course, LEED AP Interior Design and Construction Exam Prep, prepares you for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ®) Accredited Professional (AP) Interior Design + Construction (ID+ C) exam. It provides a road map to studying for the LEED AP ID+ C exam as administered by Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The course 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 ID+ 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: Understanding the Credentialing Process

In this lesson you will learn important concepts of the tiered credentialing system to ensure that the components, the exam application process, and the requirements for eligibility are understood.

Lesson 2: Sustainability and LEED Basics Review

In this lesson you will take a step further beyond sustainability and think of sustainable design and development.

Lesson 3: The LEED for Commercial Interiors Rating System

In this lesson you will learn when it is appropriate to pursue the certification, depending on the project type. The LEED CI rating system focuses on tenant improvement projects in the commercial market sector primarily aimed at corporate, retail, and institutional project types

Lesson 4: Sustainable Sites

In this lesson you will learn a detailed study of the intentions, requirements, and strategies described within the Sustainable Sites (SS) category’s credits, as there are no prerequisites.

Lesson 5: Water Efficiency

In this lesson you will learn strategies and technologies described within the Water Efficiency (WE) category of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ®) for Commercial Interiors ™ (CI) rating system, including methods to reduce the consumption of water, our most precious resource, which is often taken for granted.

Lesson 6: Energy And Atmosphere

In this lesson you will learn 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 ®) for Commercial Interiors ™ (CI) rating system.

Lesson 7: Materials and Resources

In this lesson you will learn how to properly select materials and what to do with them after their useful life.

Lesson 8: Indoor Environmental Quality

In this lesson you will learn the elements involved in improving the indoor environment as detailed in the Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) category of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ®) rating systems.

Lesson 9: Innovation in Design and Regional Priority

In this lesson you will learn the Innovation in Design (ID) category encourages projects to explore new and innovative strategies and technologies, while the RP category offers additional point-earning opportunities focused on geographic environmental achievements.

All necessary materials are included.

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