ASHRAE has certified more than 2,400 professionals who have demonstrated their knowledge and expertise in the HVAC&R industry. Gain a competitive edge by earning an ASHRAE certification in building energy assessment.The BEAP certification, an ANSI accredited certification program, validates competency to do the following:
- Audit, assess and analyze residential, commercial and industrial building energy use and
- Develop recommendations thereof.
Value of BEAP Certification
Earn a BEAP Certification
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.
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.
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.
Notes: 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.
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.
Get Ready to Take Your Exam
Take the Practice Exam
Become more familiar with BEAP exam content and difficulty with this 30-question, Online Practice Exam.
Take Your Exam!
These Certification FAQs can help. Please call 678-539-1181 or email with any additional questions.
Renew your BEAP certification
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. See a list of acceptable PDH activities. Complete recertification information can be found in the certification Candidate Guidebook.
Review key policies related to Impartiality, Certification Complaint Process, Appeal of Recertification Denial, and Guidelines for Suspending, Withdrawing or Reducing the Scope of Certification.
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).
Apply for recertification now!