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BEAP – Building Energy Assessment Professional Certification

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More than 3,000 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 Energy Auditor 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 BuildingEQ 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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To ensure the continued validity and relevance of its energy assessment personnel certification program, ASHRAE's BEAP program validates continuing competency against scheme requirements for the Building Energy Auditor certification set forth in the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.

These updated recertification scheme requirements include two hours of safety training and participation in 5 energy audits over the current certification period. These updated requirements were instituted by ASHRAE in order to achieve U.S. Department of Energy recognition of the BEAP program and thereby help ensure continued relevance.

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Check Your Eligibility.

Review the eligibility criteria on pages 11–14 of the Candidate Guidebook to see if you meet the eligibility requirements to apply for recertification.

Recertification requirements must be earned by December 31 of the renewal year.

Here's a brief checklist:

  1. Participation in five (5) Commercial Energy Audits
  2. Two (2) Hours of continuing education in Safety Training
  3. 50 Professional Development Hours  (up to 25 PDHs may be earned through additional energy audit projects)
  4. Agreement to a Code of Ethics
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

The ASHRAE member discounted, on-time application fee is $195 (non-member – $295).   

Notes:

  • Be sure you have on hand all of the information – e.g. energy audit project and PDH details – you will need to complete the application.
  • The application is savable.  For example, you can complete the first two pages and log back in at a later date to complete the application.

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