ASHRAE has certified more than 2,300 professionals who have demonstrated their knowledge and expertise in the HVAC&R industry. Gain a competitive edge by earning an ASHRAE certification in high-performance building design. The HBDP certification, an ANSI accredited certification program, validates competency to do the following:
Design and integrate sustainable HVAC&R systems into high performing buildings.
Value of HBDP Certification
- Demonstrate competency in critical high-performance building design knowledge, skills and abilities,
- Elevate your reputation among peers, in the workplace and among clients.
- Comply with local, state and federal requirements
Earn an HBDP certification
Check Your Eligibility.
Review the eligibility criteria on page 2 of the Candidate Guidebook to see if you are eligible to sit for the exam.
Apply Online in Just 5 Minutes*
The ASHRAE member discounted application fee is $395(non-member - $545). After ASHRAE approves your application to sit for the exam, you will receive instructions how to schedule a computer-based test (CBT) at 1 of over 300 locations.
Notes: Non-native English speakers may apply to receive an additional 30 minutes of testing time.
Schedule Your Exam.
Testing centers are available worldwide. You must register for and take the examination within 90 days of the approval of your application.
Get Ready to Take Your Exam
Take the Practice Exam
Become more familiar with HBDP exam content and difficulty with this 30-question, Online Practice Exam.
Take Your Exam!
These Certification FAQs can help. Please call 678-539-1113 or email with any additional questions.
Renew your HBDP certification
Earn 45 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Certificants are required to renew their certification every three years. The purpose of renewal is to ensure that a level of continuing competence is maintained through acceptable professional development activities in subject matter related to the certification earned. To be eligible for certification renewal, forty-five (45) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) must be earned. See a list of acceptable PDH activities. Complete recertification information can be found in the certification Candidate Guidebook.
Submit your Recertification Application
By December 31 of the final year of your three-year certification period, submit a completed recertification application attesting to having earned 45 acceptable PDHs, together with an application fee ($195 for members, $295 for non‐members).