LEED AP Operations and Maintenance Career Prep

100 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This course prepares you for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional (AP) Operations + Maintenance (O+M) exam. It provides a road map to studying for the LEED AP O+M 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 O+M 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 learn about sustainability and the triple bottom line approach. You will learn when thinking of green buildings, it is important to think of not only how the building is designed to function and how it is constructed, but also the environmental impacts from operations and maintenance.

Lesson 3: The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Rating System

In this lesson you will learn THE LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED®) Accredited Professional (AP) Operations + Maintenance (O+M) exam tests participants’ knowledge of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance™ (EBOM) rating system, contained within the LEED Reference Guide for Green Buildings Operations and Maintenance. Not only is it important to know which reference guide contains which rating system, but it is also important to know when to use each of the LEED rating systems for the purposes of the exam.

Lesson 4: Sustainable Sites

In this lesson you will learn the detailed study of the intentions,  requirements, and strategies described within the Sustainable Sites (SS) category’s credits. The main topics include the factors applicable to site design and location, management and maintenance, transportation impacts, and stormwater management of a site.

Lesson 5: Water Efficiency

In this lesson you will learn the STRATEGIES and technologies described within the Water Efficiency (WE) category of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance™ (EBOM) rating system, including methods to reduce the consumption of water, our most precious resource that is often taken for granted.

Lesson 6: Energy And Atmosphere

In this lesson you will learn the 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 Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance™ (EBOM) rating system.

Lesson 7: Materials And Resources

In this lesson you will learn strategies to minimize the environmental impacts of building materials as depicted in the Materials & Resources (MR) category in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance™ (EBOM) rating system. You will learn how to properly select materials and what to do with them after their useful life is over.

Lesson 8: Indoor Environmental Quality

In this lesson you will learn 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®) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance™ (EBOM) rating system.

Lesson 9: Innovation In Operations And Regional Priority

In this lesson you will learn the Innovation in Operations (IO) 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 Operations and Maintenance certification exam.  Note: Students have to pass the LEED Green Associate certification exam before attempting the LEED AP Operations and Maintenance 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.**