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HBDP – High-Performance Building Design Professional Certification

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Earn an HBDP Certification

The HBDP certification, an ANSI-Accredited Personnel Certification Program under ISO/IEC 17024 (#1139), validates competency to design and integrate sustainable HVAC&R systems into high performing buildings.

  • HBDP Advantage ▼

    Why High-Performance Building Design Professionals Pursue the ASHRAE HBDP

      • Elevate your reputation and career opportunities >> See survey data
      • Demonstrate competency in critical high-performance building design knowledge and skills >> See who’s a HBDP
      • The HBDP digital badge guarantees enhanced recognition
      • ANSI-accredited, ensuring fairness and validity
     

    Why Employers Support the ASHRAE HBDP

    • 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
      • Code of Ethics
      • Pass HBDP Certification Exam

    Download a Candidate Guidebook to learn more.

    Beginning August 15, 2020, the HBDP program will validate competency against updated certification exam requirements.

    To review the updated Detailed Content Outline, please see Appendix B.


    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.


    Questions?

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

  • Apply Now ▼

    APPLY FOR HBDP

    Application Fees

    ASHRAE Member: $395
    ASHRAE Developing Economies Member: $235
    Non-member: $595
    Corporate Group: Email Tim Kline or call 678-539-1181 for a quote.

    Exciting news!  ASHRAE is transitioning to a new exam delivery partner with over 1,000 test center locations worldwide, which will meet growing demand for ASHRAE certification. 

    Related Notes:
    Through Jan. 31, 2023, applicants may use the discount code FEB14TEST to receive a 25% discount on certification application.  
     No exams will be administered Jan. 1 – Feb. 13, 2023.
    On Feb. 7, 2023 approved candidates will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule their certification exam.
    Beginning Feb. 14, 2023, testing will be available at over 1,000 test center locations worldwide.

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


    Questions?

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

  • Testing ▼

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


    Testing Center

    Exciting news!  ASHRAE is transitioning to a new exam delivery partner with over 1,000 test center locations worldwide, which will meet growing demand for ASHRAE certification. 

    Related Notes:
    Through Jan. 31, 2023, applicants may use the discount code FEB14TEST to receive a 25% discount on certification application.  Approved candidates may test at any of ASHRAE’s new 1,000 test center locations beginning Feb. 14, 2023.
    No exams will be administered Jan. 1 – Feb. 13, 2023.


    Questions?

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

  • Get Exam Ready ▼

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


    Questions

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

  • Recertify ▼

    Renew Your HBDP Certification

    RECERTIFY HBDP

    Recertification every three years helps ensure HBDPs 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

    • Forty-five (45) Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
    • 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.


    Questions

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

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