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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

BCxP Certification FAQs

1. Why is ASHRAE adopting the Building Commissioning Professional scheme requirements?

Periodically, as critical job competencies evolve, certification programs update their scheme requirements to ensure relevancy and validity.  Since the timing was right for an update of the CPMP scheme requirements and the Building Commissioning Professional scheme requirements were validated in an industry-wide, consensus-based job task analysis, facilitated by the National Institute of Building Sciences, ASHRAE made the decision to adopt these scheme requirements.  This updated ASHRAE commissioning certification scheme will be called the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP). With the goal of achieving Department of Energy (DOE) recognition by the summer of 2017 of services provided by these certificants, this update will not only help ensure the continued validity and relevance of ASHRAE’s Commissioning certification, but also add value.  Download More Detailed Information

2. Will there be a study guide available for the 130-question BCxP certification exam?

An excellent guide to preparation will be the blueprint for the BCxP exam itself, which can be downloaded. It lists the job duties and tasks tested on the exam. In addition, the National Institute of Building Sciences, the developer, publisher of and holder of copyright in the certification scheme requirements, identifies the following standards and guidelines as “required,” in the sense that these guidelines and standards are foundational for the Building Commissioning Professional job.

ASHRAE Guidelines
Guideline 0 - The Cx Process
Guideline 1.1 - HVAC&R Technical Requirements for the Cx Process
Guideline 1.5 - The Cx Process for Smoke Control Systems
Guideline 0.2 - The Existing Building Cx Process

ASHRAE Standards
Standard 202 - Cx Process for Buildings and Systems

Illuminating Engineering Society
IES DG-29-11 - The Cx process applied to lighting and control systems

National Fire Protection Association
NFPA - 3 Recommended Practice on Cx and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

ASHE Guidelines
Health Facility Cx Guidelines

National Institute of Building Sciences
Guideline 3 - Exterior enclosures

3. When can I apply for the BCxP?

Beginning Sept. 15 application will open for a pencil-and-paper BCxP exam administration on Feb. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, to be held in conjunction with the ASHRAE Winter Conference.  It is anticipated that application for computer-based examination at testing centers worldwide will open March 1, 2017. 

4. How much will be the application fee?

The same as for other ASHRAE certifications.  Effective July 1, the ASHRAE member discounted application fee will be $395 (non-member - $545).