LEED® Strategic Practices Program

The LEED® Strategic Practices (LSP) Program is an affordable, seven-course certificate program that is offered in an engaging, user-friendly online format and is instructed by leading Canadian industry experts. Participants, who range from young professionals, post-secondary school students and recent graduates, review documentation and tools used on actual LEED projects. Graduates will possess the skills and knowledge required to begin working on LEED projects immediately after completing the program.

The LSP Program is focused on LEED v2009 due to the high volume of projects that were registered under that rating system and the highly anticipated need for individuals with related expertise. The bulk of LEED v2009 projects registered in Canada have not yet submitted. Documentation and projects will be able to do so until October of 2022.

This program offers exclusive job shadowing and/or internship opportunities to select program graduates.


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in over 160 countries. Since 2002, the CaGBC and LEED have been redefining the buildings and communities where Canadians live, work and learn.

Job growth in Green Building: A solid career path

In 2014, the green building industry employed 297,890 direct full-time workers. This represents more Canadians employed in green building than in the forestry, oil and gas, and mining industries combined. Read more in our Green Building in Canada report here.

LSP Courses

Course 1 (Mandatory): Introduction to LEED® and the Integrated Design Process

Course 2: Construction Credits and Process

Course 3: Sites Development and Water Efficiency Credits

Course 4: Energy and Atmosphere Credits

Course 5: The Commissioning Process

Course 6: Indoor Air Quality Credits

Course 7: LEED® Certification Process and Procedures

Registration & Cost

Each course is approximately 4 weeks in length and will require an average of five hours of work per week. For those looking to maintain their LEED credentials, this program is approved for 140 CE hours.

Cost varies for each course - save over 20% when you purchase all seven courses together. Please visit our LSP Information Page to view cost information and visit this page to register.