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ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Over 55,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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Education & Certification
 

Government or Industry Recognition or Requirements for ASHRAE Certifications

Government Recognition

 

Ensure compliance with applicable local, state and national RFP and legal requirements with an ASHRAE certification in building energy auditing, energy modeling, commissioning process management, healthcare facility design, high-performance building design or operations & performance management.

If you know of a government body at any level that requires or accepts an ASHRAE certification, please let us know at certification@ashrae.org.

 

Canada

Infrastructure Ontario

CPMP recognized as an acceptable credential by Infrastructure Ontario for the purpose of  commissioning new buildings, systems and equipment installed by Infrastructure Ontario’s Project Management Service Providers (PMSP) and Property and Land Management Services Providers (PLMSP).

 

United Arab Emirates

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

BEAP recognized as an acceptable credential for Energy Audit Firm Accreditation scheme purposes for audits mandated by the “Directive on Energy & Water Efficiency of Buildings for Government Entities in Dubai.”
 

United States

Department of Energy

BEAP, BEMP, CPMP, OPMP (pp. 10, 21) recommended as Request for Qualifications (RFQ) requirement for consultants and firms that have expertise and experience in the field of energy efficiency upgrades to buildings and building equipment.

Department of the Navy

CPMP recognized by Naval Facilities Engineering Command as acceptable Commissioning Specialist credential for Solicitation N6247815R2440.

General Services Administration

BEAP, CPMP and OPMP are FBPTA Aligned and meet FBPTA requirements.  These qualifications are included in the 2015 Core Competencies and Recommended Curriculum and have been added to the Accelerate FM tool.

 

States

 

Arkansas

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Arkansas

BEAP recognized by PACE Arkansas as a required energy auditor qualification for mandatory energy audit purposes. 

 

California

California Commissioning Collaborative

CPMP recognized by California Commissioning Collaborative as an acceptable credential for Commissioning Providers who implement the commissioning process in new and existing buildings.

Acceptance Test Technician Certification

CPMP recognized by the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) as an acceptable qualification for Acceptance Test Technician Certification application purposes. 

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE)

BEAP recognized by Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy as an acceptable contractor qualification.

 

Maryland

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Be SMART (Save Money and Resources Today) Program
Does not specify which of our certifications is recognized

Certifications Used by "Be SMART" Program

 

Michigan

Michigan Saves

BEAP recognized by Michigan Saves as acceptable credential for commercial energy auditors for Lean & Green Michigan Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program purposes.

Public Act 295 - Approval Process for Energy Optimization Service Companies

BEMP

 

New York

State University Construction Fund

BEMP recognized by State University Construction Fund as an acceptable credential for demonstrating energy modeler qualifications.

 

Texas

BEAP and BEMP recognized as acceptable credentials for required Independent Third Party Reviewer (ITPR) audits for Texas Pace Authority Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program purposes.

 

Virginia

Division of Engineering & Buildings

BEMP recognized in Virginia Energy Conservation & Environmental Standards as a required credential for individuals who perform compliance modeling.

 

Cities/Counties

 

Atlanta, GA

BEAP and CPMP recognized in Atlanta Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance as acceptable credentials.

 

Austin, TX

CPMP fulfills requirement for certified Commissioning Authority for new buildings of 10,000 gross square feet of conditioned space or greater.

 

Boston, MA

Having a BEMP on staff is recognized by the Massachusetts Port Authority as a highly recommended requirement for firms submitting bids

 

Boulder, CO

Boulder Building Performance Ordinance recognizes the BEAP among qualified service providers for energy assessments and the CPMP among qualified service providers for retrocommissioning. 

 

Chicago, IL

BEAP recognized by The City of Chicago as an acceptable data verifier credential for the purpose of complying with Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance requirements.

 

Fort Collins, CO

CPMP fulfills regulatory requirement for certified Commissioning Authority as well as requirement for Building Enclosure Commissioning.

 

Los Angeles County

BEAP recognized by the Los Angeles County Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, as an acceptable credential for Energy Auditor purposes.

 

Lowell, MA

 

Miami/South Florida

BEAP and HBDP recognized by Clean Energy Green Corridor, a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, as acceptable credentials for contractor application purposes.

 

New York City

BEAP and HBDP recognized as acceptable credentials for required auditing team members, and CPMP recognized as an acceptable credential for required retro-commissioning team member for the purpose of complying with Local Law 87 requirements.

 

Sacramento, CA

BEAP and HBDP recognized by Clean Energy Sacramento, a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, as acceptable credentials for contractor application purposes.

 

San Francisco, CA

BEAP recognized as an acceptable credential for energy efficiency auditors, and CPMP as well recognized as an acceptable credential for energy auditors for the purpose of complying with Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance requirements.

 

Seattle, WA

BEMP recognized as an acceptable energy modeler credential in the Seattle Energy Code 2012 (Chapter 4: Commercial Energy Efficiency).