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CHD – Certified HVAC Designer

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More than 2,750 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 in HVAC design.

The Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) certification validates competency of the HVAC Designer, working under the responsible charge of an engineer, to do the following:

Design HVAC systems to meet building/project requirements, including load calculations, equipment selection and sizing, mechanical equipment room design, duct and piping design and layout for the development of HVAC plans for permit and construction.

HVAC Designers

Why is earning the ASHRAE Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) credential the best way to gain a competitive edge?

In a recent “Industry Need” survey, ASHRAE Member respondents who influence the HVAC Designer hiring decision had this to say:

  • HVAC Designer certification is a tool to identify competent new hire prospects (74%)
  • It is a worthwhile professional development goal (82%)

HVAC Designers themselves agree that earning an HVAC Designer certification would be a “worthwhile professional development goal” (75%) and “help differentiate practitioners from their peers” (70%).

Earning the Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) certification will let your employer, peers and customers know that you have the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to get the job done, and position you for continued recognition and success.

Key Dates

Feb. 1 – The CHD Candidate Guidebook, which will detail application and examination requirements, to be available

March 1 – CHD application to open

June 3 – CHD examination as a computer-based test to launch worldwide

How can I receive the latest updates on the CHD certification?  

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Employers

Why is the ASHRAE Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) credential the best professional development goal for your HVAC Designers, not to mention the must-have credential for new hires?

In a recent “Industry Need” survey, ASHRAE Member respondents who work with HVAC Designers wholeheartedly agreed (95%) that “the level of competence among HVAC Designers varies greatly.”   

In the same survey, respondents who influence the HVAC Designer hiring decision had this to say:

  • HVAC Designer certification is a worthwhile professional development goal (82%) 
  • It is a tool to identify competent new hire prospects (74%)

Position your company for continued success by setting the ASHRAE CHD certification as a professional development goal for your company’s HVAC Designers and making it the must-have credential for new hires.

Key Dates

Feb. 1 – The CHD Candidate Guidebook, which will detail application and examination requirements, to be available

March 1 – CHD application to open

June 3 – CHD examination as a computer-based test to launch worldwide

How can I receive the latest updates on the CHD certification?  

LEARN MORE

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