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HFDP – Healthcare Facility Design Professional Certification

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More than 2,500 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 healthcare facility design.

Developed with the participation of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association, the HFDP certification validates competency to do the following:

Incorporate standards, guidelines and regulatory codes as well as unique healthcare facility requirements and design principles in HVAC system design.

The Value of ASHRAE Certification – HFDP

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  • Demonstrate competency in critical healthcare facility design knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Elevate your reputation among peers, in the workplace and among clients.

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Earn an HFDP 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 5 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 HFDP 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 HFDP Certification

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Earn 45 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Certificants are required to renew their certification every three years. The purpose of renewal is to ensure that a level of continuing competence is maintained through acceptable professional development activities in subject matter related to the certification earned. To be eligible for certification renewal, forty-five (45) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) must be earned by December 31 of the renewal year. See a list of acceptable PDH activities. Complete recertification information can be found in the certification Candidate Guidebook.

Recertification FAQs

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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Submit your Recertification Application
By December 31 of the final year of your three-year certification period, submit a completed recertification application attesting to having earned 45 acceptable PDHs, together with an application fee ($195 for members, $295 for non‐members).
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