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ASHRAE Introduces Remote Online Proctored Exams

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  • 14 Oct 2020
  • Resources
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Introduces Remote Online Proctored Exams

Karen Buckley Washington

ATLANTA (October 14, 2020) –  ASHRAE announced that a new testing method is now available for completing certification exams.

ASHRAE launches Remote Online Proctored examination as a safe, secure and convenient certification exam delivery mode.  ASHRAE candidates are now able to schedule and sit for a certification exam from their home or office.  

“This new exam delivery mode not only will expand the market for ASHRAE certification to every built-environment professional in the world with a desktop or laptop and a stable internet connection, but it also demonstrates yet again ASHRAE’s ability to pivot in the face of a challenge and emerge a more nimble organization, even better equipped to meet industry needs,” said 2020-21 ASHRAE President Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., HBDP.

Candidates will utilize a  remote testing platform which features 100% live proctoring staff and lock-down browser to ensure  reliable monitoring and security risk mitigation throughout the examination process. Remote online proctored exams require a desktop or laptop, a stable internet connection, Google Chrome browser, a working webcam, and microphone. An intuitive user interface and live chat assure a seamless and supported experience.

ASHRAE Remote Online Proctored exam security features are as follows:

  • Live check-in
  • Identity authentication measures
  • Scanning of the test taker's environment
  • Lock-down browser
  • Experienced proctors monitoring audio and video

At an exam’s conclusion, candidates will be able to view their Pass or Fail result on their screen. Successful results are posted to the ASHRAE website by the 15th of the month following a candidate’s examination, by which time successful candidates also will be invited to download their ASHRAE certification digital badge

For more information on ASHRAE Remote Online Proctored, visit  

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.

ASHRAE is celebrating 125 years of shaping the built environment. Become a member of ASHRAE by visiting  

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