IGBC AP a valuable professional designation and one that is likely to grow more valuable in the future. Since its establishment, IGBC made good progress in marketing Green Building concept in India and they are expanding green building certification for different segments of construction industry. There is continuous growth in registration of projects for certification and the demand for IGBC AP participation in green projects.
Following are the frequently asked questions through the contact form and in various posts. So, I will be updating this page to answer all your questions.
How to pass IGBC AP Exam?
As I explained in my earlier posts passing IGBC AP certificate is very easy and doesn’t need any experience in sustainable building design.
Easy way to clear this exam is to get a reference guide from IGBC and read it for 2 to 3 times, you will definitely pass this exam. Make notes on each credit, intent of the credit, and different methods to achieve that credit.
One big thing I want to relive here about the IGBC exam is most of the questions are repetitive. If you are not able to clear the exam in first attempt, then try to remember the questions and surely you will clear the exam in next attempt.
What is the future of an IGBC-AP?
My answer: If you are in Construction Industry and if they are going for IGBC certification, then the project will earn extra one point in certification under Innovation and Design category.
If you are a student and looking for a job then it will be additional credential for you.
I am here giving some of the fields where IGBC-AP is required:
- HVAC Designing
- Energy Simulation
- Electrical/Lighting Designing
- Storm water/ Rainwater harvesting designing
- Waste management system.
- Building Automation
- Project Engineer
Don’t think that just getting certification will land you on a good paying job. You need experience and it needs a lot of learning, which you will be obtaining when you are working with a real professional/organization in this field. Also, you should need to learn few other things related to sustainable design like HVAC Designing, Energy Simulation, Lighting Designing, etc.
IGBC AP should mean that you are an experienced building practitioner with knowledge of sustainable design, as well as the capacity to facilitate the IGBC certification process.
In my concern as of now this exam is to create sustainable design awareness in professionals and encouraging them to participate in green building designing.
Passing IGBC AP exam shows that you are interested in sustainable designing and have basic knowledge of IGBC Green Building designing and process.
I will be updating this post with the new questions that I find frequently asked by the visitors. If you have a question, use the contact form and send me. I will answer it in this post, making it available for everyone.
PS: However I feel about this exam is it should be selective. All one need to do become IGBC AP is to pay fee and pass it. Any one can appear for this exam i.e., IGBC Accredited Professional may not represent the true sustainable design professional.