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ASHRAE Certified

ASHRAE certification programs were founded to meet industry need and today provide value to 1,000s of built-environment professionals, employers and building owners.

For the past 100+ years ASHRAE has worked hard to earn and maintain a worldwide reputation for being the leader in HVAC&R design. ASHRAE certification programs serve to reinforce that reputation.

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The Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certifications have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as meeting the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG). DOE recognition of these two ASHRAE certification programs positions the employers of BCxPs and BEAPs to compete for federal, state and local government body contracts calling for the services provided by these certified professionals.

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Enhancing ASHRAE's reputation for quality certification programs, the following are ANSI-Accredited Personnel Certification Programs – under ISO/IEC 17024 (#1139):

  • Building Commissioning Professional BCxP),
  • Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP),
  • Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP),
  • and High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP).

The Value of ASHRAE Certification




Energy Assessment


Energy Modeling


High-Performance Building Design


Healthcare Facility Design


Building Operations

ASHRAE certification programs:

  • Are developed by industry practitioners who understand the knowledge and experience that are expected for superior building design and system operation
  • Assure employers and clients of subject mastery
  • Serve as a springboard for continued professional development
  • Offer an easy-to-apply process
  • Allow non-native English speakers additional testing time

The Nuts and Bolts of ASHRAE Certification

Value of Certification

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Certification FAQs

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Find out about the value of ASHRAE certification from YEA Member Saad Rashid, CPMP of the ASHRAE Falcon Chapter.

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Onsite Exam Administrations

Certification Exam

Planning a conference, trade show, or CRC?  Want to add value by hosting an ASHRAE Certification Exam Administration at the event? To learn how to organize an Onsite Exam Administration (OEA) at your industry event, contact

Upcoming Exam Administrations

Exam Date


Application Deadline

April 27,, 2018 Exam Administration in Hong Kong April 4
June 26, 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Houston, TX June 5