My initial understanding is, no. The LEED AP credential in LEED v3 is supposed to demonstrate one’s ability to specialize in a particular LEED Rating System.
For previous versions of LEED, it was a “pass one exam and you’re a LEED AP for all tracks” deal, but I believe the rule has changed.
I have a list of questions I want to ask the USGBC via phone, and this is one of them. I’ll update the answer as soon as I get clarification. Thanks for your patience!
FAQs about your LEED credential:
- What EXACTLY is the Credential Maintenance Program for LEED?
- Should I take the LEED Green Associate exam, or a LEED AP specialty exam?
Green Associate Exam
- What is the LEED Green Associate exam about?
- What are the eligibility requirements to take the LEED Green Associate exam?
- How do I prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam?
- Can I take the Green Associate exam now, and take a specialty exam later?
LEED AP Specialty Exam
- What are the LEED AP specialty exams all about?
- What are the eligibility requirements to take a LEED AP specialty exams?
- What can I do if I’m not eligible to take a LEED specialty exam?
- How do I prepare for a LEED AP specialty exam?
- If I pass one exam track, can I work on projects being certified under a different rating system?