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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. Over 55,000 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
 

CPMP - Commissioning Process Management Professional Certification

*Note: Application for the CPMP certification will be offered until September 30, 2016, after which time ASHRAE’s commissioning certification program will validate competency against the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines requirements for the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) certification, set forth by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (CWCC), with the goal of achieving Department of Energy (DOE) recognition of services provided by BCxP certificants by the summer of 2017.

Beginning October 1, application will be available for administrations of the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) certification at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas on Jan. 28 and Feb. 1.

 

ASHRAE has certified more than 2,300 professionals who have demonstrated their knowledge and expertise in the HVAC&R industry. ANSI_Accredited_RGB-72px-text-new-150W.jpgGain a competitive edge by earning an ASHRAE certification in commissioning process management.The CPMP certification, an ANSI accredited certification program, validates competency to do the following:

Develop and manage the whole building commissioning process with the owner.

   

Value of CPMP Certification


CPMP Registration
  • Demonstrate competency in critical building commissioning knowledge, skills and abilities,
  • Elevate your reputation among peers, in the workplace and among clients,
  • Comply with local, state and federal requirements,
  • Meet FBPTA requirements in up to 35 competency area performances.
   

Earn a CPMP 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.

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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

 Step5.jpg Take the Practice Exam
Become more familiar with CPMP exam content and difficulty with this 30-question, Online Practice Exam.

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Step7-1.jpg Questions?
These Certification FAQs can help. Please call 678-539-1113 or email with any additional questions.

 

Announcement: Updated Commissioning Certification Requirements in 2017

Periodically certification scheme requirements undergo a review and revision to ensure relevancy and validity.  Beginning Sept. 15, 2016, ASHRAE’s Commissioning certification program will validate competency against the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines scheme requirements for the Building Commissioning Professional set forth by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (CWCC), with the goal of achieving Department of Energy (DOE) recognition of services provided by these certificants by the summer of 2017.  The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES is the developer, publisher of and holder of copyright in the Guidelines.  This certification will be called the ASHRAE Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP).  Application for the CPMP certification, currently recognized by more than 13 national, state and local government bodies, will continue to be offered through September 30, 2016.  Learn more >> 

Beginning Feb. 1, 2017, regardless of recertification deadline, CPMPs will be able to recertify as a Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP). Learn more >>

BCxP Certification FAQs

 

Renew your CPMP 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.

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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!  

Announcement: 2017, 2018 & 2019 Renewal Classes

To ensure the continued validity and relevance of its Commissioning certification scheme, beginning with the 2017 class of renewals, ASHRAE’s Commissioning certification program will validate continuing competency against the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines scheme requirements for the Building Commissioning Professional set forth by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (CWCC), with the goal of achieving Department of Energy (DOE) recognition of services provided by these renewing certificants by the summer of 2017.  The National Institute of Building Sciences is the developer, publisher of and holder of copyright in the Guidelines.  CPMPs who renew against these scheme requirements will earn the ASHRAE Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) designation.  

The benefits of recertifying as a BCxP versus applying for the BCxP certification for CPMPs are a shorter exam and a lower application fee.  Also, CPMPs with 2018 and 2019 renewal dates who renew in 2017 will be able to recertify as a BCxP with a prorated number of PDHs and at a prorated application fee.  Learn more >>

CPMP Recertification as BCxP FAQs

 

Recertification Webinar

Watch this brief presentation to learn more about how CPMPs will be able to add value to their ASHRAE commissioning certification through recertification beginning in 2017.