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BEAP – Building Energy Assessment Professional Certification

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More than 2,500 certifications have been earned by professionals who have demonstrated their knowledge and expertise in the HVAC&R industry. Gain a competitive edge by earning an ASHRAE certification as a building energy auditor.

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The BEAP certification, an ANSI-Accredited Personnel Certification Program under ISO/IEC 17024 (#1139), validates competency to assess building systems and site conditions; analyze and evaluate equipment and energy usage; and recommend strategies to optimize building resource utilization.

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The BEAP certification has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as meeting the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG) for the Commercial Building Energy Auditor.

The Value of ASHRAE Certification – BEAP

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  • Validates competency against scheme requirements for the Building Energy Auditor certification set forth in the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.
  • Meet Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) requirements in up to 50 competency area performances, as identified by the General Services Administration (GSA).
  • Demonstrate competency in critical commercial building energy auditor knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Elevate your reputation among peers, in the workplace and among clients.
  • Comply with local, state and federal requirements.
  • Conduct Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) in Operation ratings.

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Earn a BEAP Certification

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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.
Key Policies
Review key policies related to Request for Special Accommodations, Impartiality, Certification Complaint Process, Appeal of Certification Denial, and Guidelines for Suspending, Withdrawing or Reducing the Scope of Certification.
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Apply Online in Just 10 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.

Note: Non-native English speakers may apply to receive an additional 30 minutes of testing time. Such applicants must declare their native language, and provide the name and email of a professional reference who can confirm the applicant is a non-native English speaker.
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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.
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Get Ready to Take Your Exam
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Take the Practice Exam
Become more familiar with BEAP exam content and difficulty with this 30-question, online Practice Exam.
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Take Your Exam!
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Questions?
These Certification FAQs can help. Please call 678-539-1105 or email with any additional questions.

Renew Your BEAP Certification

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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 by December 31 of the renewal year. See a list of acceptable PDH activities. Complete recertification information can be found in the certification Candidate Guidebook.

Announcement: Updated BEAP Recertification Requirements in 2018

Periodically certification scheme requirements undergo a review and revision to ensure relevancy and validity. Beginning with the 2018 recertification class, ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification program will validate continuing competency against scheme requirements for the Building Energy Auditor job set forth in the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG) (p. 5–8, BEAP Candidate Guidebook). The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES is the developer, publisher of and holder of copyright in the Guidelines. This ASHRAE certification will continue to be called the Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP).

BEAPs with a recertification deadline of December 31, 2017 will renew against requirements in place when their certification was initially earned. (Appendix B, BEAP Candidate Guidebook).

Please review the BEAP Candidate Guidebook.

Recertification FAQs

Key Policies
Review key policies related to Request for Special Accommodations, Impartiality, Certification Complaint Process, Appeal of Certification Denial, and Guidelines for Suspending, Withdrawing or Reducing the Scope of Certification.
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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).
Apply for recertification now!

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