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ASHRAE Membership

ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

Discounts on Publications

ASHRAE members earn 15% off publications. Hundreds of titles are available including the complete collection of ASHRAE Standards including 90.1, 62.1 and 189.1.
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Develop Leadership Skills

When you join ASHRAE, you are making an investment in yourself. When you become active in the Society by giving your time and sharing your knowledge, you get even more out of that investment.

Network with Industry Professionals

Each month, all over the world, ASHRAE chapters convene for an informational program featuring a speaker or topic that is key to professionals in the industry. Meet with your peers and share ideas.
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Education & Certification

BEAP - Building Energy Assessment Professional Certification

ASHRAE has certified more than 2,000 professionals who have demonstrated their knowledge and expertise in the HVAC&R industry. Discover how you can achieve a competitive edge by earning an ASHRAE certification.



Maintain your competitive edge with certification as a …

Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP)


Value of Certification | Earn Your Certification | Renew Your Certification

  • Separate yourself from your peers
  • Increase your credibility with employers and clients
  • Advance in your profession
  • Demonstrate your commitment to your profession
  • Use as a springboard for ongoing professional development
BEAP Registration
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Showcase Your Expertise with a Certification as a Building Energy Assessment Professional

The BEAP certification is integral to ASHRAE’s building energy labeling program. More information about Building Energy Quotient is available at buildingenergyquotient.org.

Download this brochure to see and share the benefits you’ll receive as a result of your certification.

For example, as a certified BEAP you are automatically qualified to conduct bEQ assessments as a bEQ Certified Provider. Earning and maintaining an ASHRAE Certification shows an individual has met rigorous eligibility requirements, passed an examination measuring their understanding of the respective body of knowledge, and for those who have already passed the examination, kept their understanding current though professional development.

What it means to be a bEQ Certified Provider

For further information on this and other ways an ASHRAE certification will enhance your professional portfolio download our helpful brochure.


Steps to earn a BEAP certification

    Read the Guidebook.
The Guidebook is available as a free PDF download and contains important information related to the examination, eligibility requirements, and available  key resources for BEAP exam prep. Fill out the form to request a download of your copy.

    Complete the Simple Application.
The BEAP certification application is $415 (ASHRAE member discount - $295). After ASHRAE approves your application to sit for the exam, you will receive information about how to schedule a computer-based test (CBT) at 1 of over 200 locations.

    Register for the exam within 90 days.
Testing centers are available worldwide. In the U.S., most testing centers are in H&R Block offices. You must register for and take the examination within 90 days of the approval of your application.

Take the Practice Exam
Become more familiar with BEAP exam content and difficulty with this 30-question, online Practice Exam.

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Call 678-539-1113 or email.


Steps to maintain 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.

    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 ($125 for members, $195 for nonā€members). Apply for recertification now!


Information to help you get ready to take the exam


Key Resources

ASHRAE Certifications test candidates’ understanding of a body of knowledge. For the BEAP exam, the following ASHRAE publications are recommended for study.

ASHRAE Publications
ASHRAE Standards

BEAP Related Resources

Other available resources detailing the broad body of knowledge are available.

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