Failed LEED GA exam?

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Gregory Jackson
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May 14, 2013

How long after a failed exam is a candidate for the LEED Green Associate level allowed to re-take the exam?

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Olga G. Alvarez, ASID, IIDA, LEED-AP, GGP's picture
May 14
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You have 3 chances to retake the exam in 1 year and you'll have to pay once again. Here's the information directly from the GBCI website:
If you fail to meet the minimum score requirements of one of the LEED Professional Exams, you may retake the exam by registering again (as long as your application is active) in accordance with the following policy:

Candidates are allotted three registrations per exam section per one year application period. This means that you have three chances to meet the minimum competency score of 170 for any given LEED Professional Credential exam section while your application is live.

For the LEED Green Associate credential, this translates into three attempts at the exam during the one year application period.

For a LEED AP credential, you are allowed three attempts per section during the one year application period. Both sections are delivered concurrently unless you previously passed one of the sections during the current application period. In this case, you will only be tested on the section you have not passed. Once you have passed a section of a LEED AP with Specialty exam, that section will no longer be available to you during your application period. Candidates must pass both sections of a LEED AP with specialty exam to earn the credential.

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María Fernanda Aguirre's picture
May 15
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Based on a experience from a very close friend of mine who is LEED AP now, the best you can do is wait a week or two to take the test again. You must take advantage of the "fresh knowledge" resultant from the recent preparation for the test and surely second time will be easier as you already know how the system works.
In fact you have to pay again to take the test for a second or third time (maximum allowed for a year period).
Don't wait too long, I gave GA and AP with specialty at the same time and my only study material was the GBCI and USGB web page and the LEED Reference Guide. Good luck!

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August 26
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how many days i should waiting after failed in LEED GA exam to re-take again 

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Rob Freeman's picture
September 4
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Hi Mohamed,

You might want to take a week or two to refresh yourself again. Use practice tests (Poplar offers a free one here) and retake them again and again until you're scoring in the 95-100% range.

Rob

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