LEED Green Associate Exam Practice Test

As promised last week, my 100 question LEED GA practice test is now available absolutely free by clicking the link below! This test has been used by hundreds of people who have attended SHP’s Green Associate Exam prep course to help prepare for their exam, and I have decided to make it available on my blog to so that others can benefit as well. I recommend using this practice test to assess your LEED knowledge and readiness for your exam. Remember to use the test taking tips and tricks I described in me post from last week!

Click here to download a PDF that includes 100 practice questions and answers with answer rationale.


100 thoughts on “LEED Green Associate Exam Practice Test

  1. Upon taking the test, question 15 asks about postconsumer recycling. One of the answers stated as being correct is a steel beam made from used railroad ties. I have an issue with this due to railroad ties being made of wood or the case of ties, concrete. The answer should say, “Steel Beams made from used railroad rails.”


  2. Just came across your website by googling – definitely a very well prepared questions list (compared to some others i have used recently). Thanks. Any possibility that you have a similar questionaire for the BD+C ?


  3. I took a couple of practice exams after only reading the Green Associate Core Concepts book. I scored 40-50% on practice exams. I found a helpful 10 tips guide on leeduser.com. I completed those ten items and started scoring in the 80-90% range, including this one. Thanks fot the practice exam.


  4. Hi I’m taking my test this mon (St. Patty’s day) and have been practicing using the GBES exams I bought. I thought i was doing ok and have been averaging about 78-85 on the exams. However I have taken some other Free smaller quizes recently I found on line and have failed most of them. I’m now worried because how do I know if the content in GBES is sufficient. It also becomes repetative with the same questions being asked and how they are worded. I didnt want to spend more money on practice exams. I havent taken your test yet but I will. I was just wondering if you or anyone knew anything about GBES exams in relation to the actual material that is on the actual test and the level of difficulty.


  5. Hi Allison
    I just took the test and I got 78 and it took me an hour and a half. I was hoping to get at least in the low 80’s. But I am so glad I was able to take a different test other than the GBES. Thanks to you. I Wish there were more and wish there was something that I could do for you in return. šŸ™‚ thanks again.


  6. I have a question about # 46. Why couldnt E – Drinking Water be the answer. The question was… What is not a POSSIBLE SOURCE of graywater? You can’t drink greywater so its not even a possible source. Kindly explain, thanks


  7. Nina, About your question #46, drinking water is one of the source of graywater. Question is asked for source for graywater not a type of graywater. Toilet water can not be a source of graywater. But graywater can use toilet flushing. Hope it will help.


  8. Hello. My exam is in two weeks. I have been practicing the GBES exams and studying in their study guide and other resources. I have one question. Where do we find in the reference guide that LEED for Homes and LEED for Commercial Interiors earn additional points for being previously certified. I searched a lot. I did not find. I would appreciate a reply


    1. Sana- which “reference guide” are you referring to? The LEED Green Associate exam covers all of the LEED rating systems, so the reference guide is not your only reference. Also make sure you check out the USGBC website and the general info contained there about all of the rating systems and their uses.


  9. I have all the references that were listed in the LEED Green Associate preparation on GBCI as well as the reference guide LEED v3 BD + C and a study guide purchased with the practice tests of GBES. I read everything and there is no where indicated that LEED for Homes and LEED for Commercial Interiors earn additional points for being previously certified. I know that LEED EB O + M earn additional points for being previously certified. And I deducted LEED for Homes after reading that they have credits and earn points for LEED ND. But I did not find why they earn additional points for LEED for Commercial Interiors. I would appreciate if you just tell me a reference, a link where this is explained. I will check again USGBC (I already did)

    Anyway, thank you for your help. Your free practice exam is different than GBES. I purchased GBES practice tests and even poplar. But yours is also very good. For examples I did not know that conifers are tiny trees šŸ™‚ I mean they take more than 5 years to grow. This is an additional information that I learned from you.


  10. Hi Allison, I’m preparing to take the LEED GA exam this spring, is this practice test still useful because I heard they’re using a different version now. If so are there any resources you can recommend as study material for the new test.



  11. Thanks Allison! It’s really nice of you to have posted this practice test even though the test version has changed to v4. I believe the test is still very useful.


  12. Gavin – I used this practice test for LEED v4 Green Associate Exam back in October and it was incredibly useful. Still very accurate to the current version of the exam.

    Allison – I’m preparing for my LEED AP BD+C exam now. Do you have any practice material for that with similar accuracy?


  13. Hey all, I just took LEED Green Associate (passed w/192) so I’ll say that MOST of the content on the practice test here is still good – a few things have apparently changed from LEED v3 to v4 (e.g. 100 mile limit instead of 500 for locally sourced materials, etc.)

    There are a few other resources available online that are v4 specific but I found Allison’s practice test useful in helping to assess core content knowledge as a first step, then used that to bolster the areas I had trouble with.

    Good luck to all – now I need to study (and pay, and pay, and pay) for LEED AP in a month or two.

    Thanks Allison for putting this together – it’s still helpful as a resource and I appreciate the effort in making it available for others!


    1. Congrats on your pass! Thanks for the update on how this practice exam relates to the new exam as well. The candidate handbook showed very few changes in content between LEED 2009 and LEED v4 for the Green Associate, so it’s good to hear that the exam reflects that as well.


  14. Hi Allison, been preparing for the LEED GA exam, i thought i was fully prepared till i came across this mock test. Still need to study more. Thanks for making this available free of charge though.


  15. Thanks so much for the practice exam! Always helpful to have additional resources. I did find that the practice test was a bit outdated on a few questions. The ones that I marked going through was #1, #17, #20, #52, and #90 – the answers to all 5 of these are incorrect due to changes in the new LEED version.

    Thanks again Allison for taking the time to put this together! I really appreciate you sharing.


  16. Hi, I have taken the test on this post and the Green Learner exams and am averaging somewhere between 80%-90% for each (87% on this test). However, I just started taking the GBES practice exams and am scoring in the 60%-70% range. Have you or anyone found that GBES practice exams are more difficult than the actual exam?

    Do you have a comprehensive list (or a source) of what has changed between v3 and v4?


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