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ASHRAE Holds Largest Special Administration of Certification Exams outside United States

ASHRAE exam takers shown in Colombia.

by Ross Montgomery, P.E.; ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Modeling, Building Energy Assessment and Commissioning Process Management Professional; Region XII representative


Cartagena de Indias, Colombia – The largest special administration of ASHRAE certifications held outside of the United States recently was held in Colombia.

            Thirty candidates for all six ASHRAE certifications were tested at the XII CIAR in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on July 23.  Many thanks to ACAIRE (Colombian Association of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration), President Rodrigo Pinzon and Executive Director Claudia Sanchez, for their hard work and opportunity given to ASHRAE to hold this special administration of the exams at their event.

ACAIRE, the principal organizer of this year’s CIAR conference, and ASHRAE, a sponsor, joined together to make ASHRAE certification exams available. 

            Applicants were administered the exams which tested the professionals’ body of knowledge and skills as a:

  • Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP)
  • Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP)
  • Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP)
  • Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP)
  • High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP)
  • Operations & Performance Management Professional (OPMP)

            The effort was sponsored in part to support global initiatives set forth in President William Bahnfleth’s theme of “Shaping the Next.” Bahnfleth was present at this technical conference and Expo and was pleased to see his theme direction being met so early in his term. 

For more information on applying for ASHRAE certification, visit www.ashrae.org/CERTIFICATION.