Indian Green Building Council Accredited Professional (IGBC – AP) is a designated professional to participate in green building projects developed using IGBC rating system like IGBC Green Homes, IGBC Factory buildings, IGBC SEZ. IGBC rating systems come as standards for Green Buildings and cover all aspects of a building, from materials, to energy, water and building operation.
Whoever wants to become IGBC – AP has to pass IGBC – AP exam conducted by Indian Green Building Council. This designation indicates that the professional has basic knowledge of green construction, operations, and building design. To encourage participation of IGBC – AP in green building projects an extra credit point is awarded under ‘Innovation and Design’ category if an IGBC – AP is part of the project team.
Career as an IGBC – AP
Green Buildings are going to be major plans for balanced economic development with environmental concern in India. India, already established green building movement with 687 registered projects and 110 certified projects as of 15.08.2010 and the future trend look to be green building concept becoming a part of every building design & construction.
As there are only 224 IGBC – Accredited Professionals as of August 2010 and the number of projects registering for green building certification increasing rapidly; definitely there will be a big demand in future
How to take IGBC – AP exam
The ‘Indian Green Building Council™ Accredited Professional Examination’ (IGBC – AP) offered by the IGBC is a credential for professionals to participate in green building projects. IGBC – AP tests your knowledge and understanding on green building design and IGBC process. As there is no restriction like in USGBC LEED AP where, candidate required to have experience in green building design & construction or education program that addresses green building principles. Anyone can take this exam and it does not need any experience or qualification in green building design and construction.
IGBC relies on third party testing facilities – Merittrac Services Private Ltd to conduct IGBC – AP exam. Candidates who want to take exam have to register through the IGBC’s website and have to pay examination fee by DD.
The examination fee is for students Rs. 3000/- and for professionals, it is Rs. 5000/-
The examination has four sections:
Section I: Green Building Design & Construction
Section II: Building Standards & Codes
Section III: IGBC Resources and Processes
Section IV: Green Design Strategies & Impacts
Successful candidates will be awarded the ‘IGBC Accredited Professional’ certificate and will be listed on the IGBC web site.
The exam consists of 110 questions in multiple-choice format with each question carrying one mark. To be successful, the candidates will have to score a minimum of 85 marks.
IGBC – AP means that you are a committed professional for developing Green Building design as well as the ability to facilitate green building certification and also it shows your commitment towards environment and earth.
What are the materials required for preparation for this exam and where can i fetch it?
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Read my Step-by-step Guide to prepare for IGBC – AP exam post for details.
i have interested to write exam,whr will i conduct,i am shankar working as landscape designer in chennai.
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What is the timing when exam is schedules ? I live in a city where exams are not held. So, will need to travel to another place. If you can please let me know that will be of great help.
Exam is conducted twice a month at Merit Trac examination centers in the following cities Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai and once a month in Pune, Ahmedabad, Cochin,Coimbatore and Lucknow. If you are not from these cities you have to schedule your exam in city which is near to your place. Normally exam timings are 10 AM to 12 AM.
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How will I gt the study materials…
just make 1000 Rs. draft with an application and forward it to IGBC HO CII hyderabad for the study material
I want to know that how much time we get to prepare for the exams after filling the examination form and any certificates are to be submitted while applying for the exams??
need to know centers for igbc exam in mumbai and course structure details and availability of data……
IGBC conducting IGBC AP exam in association with MeritTrac Services Private Limited. check their website for centers in Mumbai.
For course structure and other details go through all my post and comments by users.
Is this certification useful only for persons involved in the Building Construction Work .. like Civil Engineers .. Architects etc..I am a Certified Energy Auditor with Industry. Will this be useful for me as well . Please guide
if a person is from a non technical background like Hotel Management or BBA, but who is currently working in building operations management and has done some work in the Green Building Certification, will he be eligible for the exam?
I scored 85 but got a mail saying i have not cleared.but d website clearly says 85 as clearing. Please suggest.
pleasez help me on this.. i have a experience in waste to energy as a electrical background, whats the time period takes to complete this course ? how the certification helps me with my past work experience ?
i want complete material on this igbc ap for facing exam.So please suggest me anyone of you PNC
Can you tell me the total duration of the exam? And also at what time it usually begins at the centre?
I am a student of third year architecture. How would you suggest me to give this exam now,I am interested in sustainibility and bringing green concepts to my design.how is this going to help me as a student.
i am electrical engineering student and i did MEP course in 2013,i would like to write IGBC-AP exam am i eligible to take exam?what benefits if i write igbc exam to my carrier….please suggest me
What is your current status
i have completed my CIVIL ENGINEERING in 2014 and doing m-tech on ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE TECHNOLOGY. my friend guided me to take this exam i dont no anything about this. is this really usefull to me please guide me.
R.D.Shetty, the blog by Kiran is really helpful and would insist you to go through all of them before you start your preparation AP exam. And you being from Civil Engineering background it will be more interesting and easy for you to crack this Exam
How many attempts can be made for the IGBC AP exam?
How many times one can give igbc AP exam in a year or so? and if yes what is the procedure of giving it again. please suggest
I have cleared my exam on 20 August and very much thankful for your information provided by this blog. When will I receive the certificate acknowledging it.
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Bhit search kr liya h but kuch smj ni aara…lakin clear krna h ye exam..
I am having 9 years of experience in Quantity surveying field of civil engineering and I want to write this igbc AP r,please suggest me how and where to get study materials
Reply me at the earliest as I want to take exam next month
Kiran! I wrote my igbc ap exam today, scored 96.. your blog helped me to a great extent! Thank you so much.
Thank you..all the best for your future.
Your Blog and Questionnaire is very useful..Thanks..i scored a 106 in the latest exam..
Congrats Mr Ajay..Please share your views on IGBC AP Exam & Share some questions for future aspirants.
i m in fifth year of architecture. m i able to give IGBC EXAM. please suggest me study material and preparation of exam
I passed exam with score 101. Thank you very much for sample question paper. Please tell me the validity of IGBCAP exam certificate.