IGBC Accredited Professional Examination.

The 'Indian Green Building Council Accredited Professional Examination' (IGBC AP) offered by IGBC is a credential for professionals (with at least 2 years of work experience) to participate in green building projects.

The examination is not based on any specific rating system. It is designed to test the knowledge of a candidate on green building design and construction.

Qualified individuals can be involved in projects registered under the 'IGBC rating programmes' like IGBC Green Homes, IGBC Factory buildings, IGBC Existing Buildings etc., Projects would achieve one credit point under 'Innovation and Design' category if an IGBC AP is part of the project team.


All professionals with at least 2 years of work experience in the building industry are eligible to appear for this examination.

Examination Fee (effective from 1 January 2016)

The examination fee is as follows:
S No Description Fee (excluding GST)
1 IGBC AP Exam (for Professionals) 5,000/-
2 IGBC AP Exam Reattempt 5,000/-
3 IGBC AP Exam Rescheduling (Postponing) 500/-
  • All fee are non-refundable
  • Reattempt process is same as registration process, with alternate email ID.
  • There is no fee for preponing the date of exam.
  • Fee is exlusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Registration, Reattempt and Reschedule fee are non-refundable.
  • If the candidate fails to attend the exam on scheduled date, the exam fee will not be refunded or adjusted.
  • A fee of Rs. 500 plus Goods and Services Tax (GST) (as applicable) will be levied, if the date of exam is postponed. However, there is no fee for preponing the date of exam.
  • Reschedule of exam date is allowed 1 day before the date of exam.

Frequency of Exam

  • The examination is online, computer based and offered twice a month (i.e 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month)
  • The IGBC AP Exam is being conducted online only, through remote proctoring. The IGBC AP Exam can be taken from any compatible Laptop or Desktop device
  • Important Note: The instructions and login details will be shared to the registered email ID only 5 days before the date of the exam.

  • The candidates will have to specify their preferred location and date for examination in the application form.
  • Note: The above test centre's are subject to availability on the dates mentioned.

Examination Administration

The 'Indian Green Building Council Accredited Professional Examination' is being offered through MeritTrac Services Private Limited, India's Premier and largest skills Assessment Company. MeritTrac has conducted 4 million exams so far and is currently assessing close to 1.8 million candidates per year. MeritTrac has state-of-the-art assessment centres across the country for conducting high stake exams and offering great candidate test-taking experience.

Results will be reported to the candidate immediately on completion of the exam.

Registration Process:

Create an account on the IGBC Website with a valid email ID

  1. Login to your account and click 'Register for IGBC AP Exam' and follow the steps

  1. On receipt of the examination fee, an automated confirmation email will be sent to the registered email ID

  1. The instructions and login details will be shared with the registered email ID only 5 days before the date of the exam.

  1. Results will be reported to the candidate immediately upon completion of the exam. A formal scorecard is shared within 3 working days of the date of the exam.

    1. Successful candidates will be awarded the 'IGBC Accredited Professional' Certificate and will be listed on the IGBC Website.

    2. Unsuccessful candidates can schedule to retake the exam by repeating the registration process with an alternate email ID


Suggested material for reading :
IGBC Green New Buildings Abridged Reference Guide (Version 3.0)

It is strongly recommended to attend Advance Training Programme on IGBC's Rating Systems, to get equipped with green building concepts.

For further details on training programmes, please contact
Ms Sri Rekha Mavulati

Structure & Content

The exam would consist of 110 questions in multiple-choice format, with each question carrying one mark. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes. To be successful, the candidates will have to score a minimum of 85 marks. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

(This section comprises of 50 questions)

The purpose of this section is to demonstrate the candidate's general understanding of the green building design and construction industry as they relate to green building practices.

Sample Question 1: Oil grit separators are installed to:
  • To filter oil in storm water run-off
  • To capture storm water run-off from surface parking areas
  • To recover oil spilling at site
  • To mix oil with storm water

(This section will comprise of 15 questions)

This section is to verify the candidate's understanding and knowledge on few of the local building standards and codes as they relate to environmental aspects

Sample Question 2: The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) is applicable to buildings or building complexes that have a connected load
  • 100 kW or greater
  • Lesser than 500 kW
  • 800 kW or greater
  • Lesser than 800 kW

(This section will comprise of 15 questions)

This section would test the candidate's understanding of processes and resources related to IGBC programmes

Sample Question 3: If a credit point has been denied for a project and the project team feels they have complied with the credit requirement, the project team
  • Can write to the IGBC staff
  • Cannot do anything
  • Can appeal for review of the credit
  • Can declare themselves of having achieved the credit

(This section will comprise of 30 questions)

This section is to evaluate understanding of green building strategies and the impact that they would result in. The candidate is required to match the impact to a strategy provided

Sample Question 4: Perform soil and climate analysis to determine the species of plants which will adapt best
  • Improve erosion & sedimentation control
  • Enhance the aesthetics
  • Reduce water requirement for landscaping
  • Reduce water consumption in fixtures

Answers to sample questions: (1) a (2) a (3) c (4) c

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