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BEAP – Building Energy Assessment Professional Certification

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Earn a BEAP Certification

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.

  • BEAP Advantage ▼

    Why Energy Audit Professionals Pursue the ASHRAE BEAP

    • Elevate your reputation and career opportunities >> See survey data
    • Demonstrate competency in critical building energy assessment knowledge and skills >> See who’s a BEAP
    • The BEAP digital badge guarantees enhanced recognition
    • ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited personnel certification program, under ISO/IEC 17024 (ID #1139), ensuring fairness and validity
    • Recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

    Why Employers Support the ASHRAE BEAP

    • Recruit the most-qualified professionals
    • Elevated reputation and credibility among current and potential customers
    • Enhanced compliance with applicable local, state and federal requirements
    • Provides clear, value-added professional development goal
    • Greater employee job satisfaction and higher retention
  • Check Eligibility ▼

    Eligibility Checklist

      • Education and Work Experience
      • Five (5) Commercial Energy Audits
      • Two (2) Hours of CE in Safety Training
      • Code of Ethics
      • Pass BEAP Certification Exam

    Download a Candidate Guidebook to learn more.

    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.


    These Certification FAQs can help. Please call 678-539-1105 or email with any additional questions.

  • Apply Now ▼

    Apply for BEAP

    Application Fees

    ASHRAE Member: $395 (Note: July 1 fee increases to $495)
    ASHRAE Developing Economies Member: $235 (Note: July 1 fee increases to $295)
    Non-member: $595 (Note: July 1 fee increases to $745)
    Corporate Group: Email Tim Kline or call 678-539-1181 for a quote.

    Note: Non-native English speakers may apply to receive an additional 30 minutes of testing time.


    These Certification FAQs can help. Please email or call 678-539-1105 with any additional questions.

  • Testing ▼

    ASHRAE offers certification examination year-round.

    Approved Certification Candidates may schedule their exam at a computer-based testing location.

    Exciting news!  ASHRAE's new exam delivery partner offers over 1,000 test center locations worldwide, which will meet growing demand for ASHRAE certification. 


    These Certification FAQs can help. Please email or call 678-539-1105 with any additional questions.

  • Get Exam Ready ▼

    Get BEAP exam ready by following these few, easy steps:

    Requesting an Extension

    To request a 45-day extension of the 90-day deadline to schedule and take an exam, candidates must submit an application at least five business days prior to the end of the 90-day deadline. The administrative fee to initiate the extension is $50.00.

    Apply for extension


    These Certification FAQs can help. Please email or call 678-539-1105 with any additional questions.

  • Recertify ▼

    Renew Your BEAP Certification

    Recertify Now

    Recertification helps ensure BEAPs maintain a level of continuing competence through acceptable professional development in subject matter related to their certification.

    Application Fees

    ASHRAE Member: $195
    ASHRAE Developing Economies Member: $115
    Non-member: $295

    Eligibility Checklist

      • Five (5) Commercial Energy Audits
      • Two (2) Hours of CE in Safety Training
      • Fifty (50) Professional Development Hours (PDHs), 25 of which may be earned through work experience
      • Code of Ethics

    Note: Acceptable evidence of professional development hours (PDHs) earned is supporting documentation issued by a third-party, which includes the name of the certificant and the date earned. In the case of continuing education, supporting documentation also must include the number of clock hours of participation, and a title indicating the subject matter.


    These Certification FAQs can help. Please email or call 678-539-1105 with any additional questions.

Learn More about the BEAP Advantage

Learn how ASHRAE Certification Digital Badges are a verifiable and powerful representation of your certification achievement.

Hear from Ashley Weekly, BEAP about the BEAP Advantage.