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ASHRAE Membership

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 56,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

Discounts on Publications

ASHRAE members earn 15% off publications. Hundreds of titles are available including the complete collection of ASHRAE Standards including 90.1, 62.1 and 189.1.

Develop Leadership Skills

When you join ASHRAE, you are making an investment in yourself. When you become active in the Society by giving your time and sharing your knowledge, you get even more out of that investment.

Network with Industry Professionals

Each month, all over the world, ASHRAE chapters convene for an informational program featuring a speaker or topic that is key to professionals in the industry. Meet with your peers and share ideas.
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Education & Certification


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.

150225_DOE_BB_Workforce_Certification_Mark-125x89.jpg 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.

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

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



Building Energy Assessment Professional Certification
Building Energy Modeling Professional Certification
Building Commissioning Professional Certification
Health-Care Facility Design Professional Certification
High-Performance Building Design Professional Certification
Operations and Performance Management Professional Certification

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


Spotlight on ... YEA and ASHRAE Certification

Saad-with-PMP-Certificate-90x90.jpgFind 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

certificationexamincolumbia-200W.jpgPlanning 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.