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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 among peers, in the workplace and among clients
    • Demonstrate competency in critical building energy audit knowledge, skills and abilities
    • The BEAP digital badge guarantees enhanced recognition
    • ANSI-accredited, 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

    The ASHRAE member discounted application fee is $395 (non-member – $595). 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.


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

  • Testing Options

    Testing Center

    Testing centers are available worldwide.

    As part of the global effort to contain and mitigate the impact of COVID-19, ASHRAE testing partner PSI has instituted enhanced procedures which in some cases may include the temporary closing of some of the test centers.

    In the event of temporary test center closing, ASHRAE exam candidates may receive additional time to schedule and sit for their certification exam.

    Remote Online Proctored

    • NEW! Convenient, secure remotely proctored testing coming soon.
    • Schedule and sit for your exam from your home or office
    • Secure, safe exam delivery with a live, remote proctor

    Learn More


    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:


    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

    The ASHRAE Member discounted, on-time application fee is $195 (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


    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.