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ASHRAE Certified

ASHRAE certification programs were founded to meet the industry needs of today and provide value to thousands 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.

Check out ASHRAE’s newest certification, Certified HVAC Designer (CHD).

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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.

All seven of ASHRAE’s personnel certification programs are accredited by ANSI under ISO/IEC 17024 (#1139), further testament to ASHRAE commitment to quality and international recognition.


The Value of ASHRAE Certification


HVAC Design




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 certification@ashrae.org.

Upcoming Exam Administrations


Exam Date


Application Deadline

None scheduled