American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP)


Credential: Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP)  ANAB (ANSI) resource
Credentialing Agency: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers' (ASHRAE), Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification's purpose is to certify individuals' ability to audit and analyze residential, commercial, and industrial buildings including determining project scope, collecting data, analyzing building performance, interpreting results, evaluating alternatives, submitting recommendations for energy conservation measures, and assisting with the implementation of these recommendations. Candidates must submit a completed application and meet one of the combinations of academic and work experience requirements to be eligible to sit for the exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 7 years
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

1791 Tullie Circle, N.E.
Atlanta, GA  30329

Phone: (800) 527-4723

Fax: (404) 321-5478
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Candidate must have completed five commercial (non-residential) audits, with a minimum of two  building use types, completed within three years of applying for the exam. Verification of completion of audit will need to be included on the application for certification.

Candidate must have completed two hours of safety courses. Safety courses taken to maintain licensing requirements, certification requirements in a related field, employer sponsored/required, or to meet state requirements will be accepted.

Pathway 1:

Candidate must be a licensed engineer or architect with a minimum of two years' experience in energy auditing.

Pathway 2:

Candidate must have a degree in engineering or have a five or six year architecture degree with a minimum of three years' experience in energy auditing.

Pathway 3:

Candidate must have four years of science, technology, math, or architecture degree with a minimum of four years' experience in energy auditing.

Pathway 4:

Candidate must have a two year technical degree or vocational training certificate in mechanical/electrical engineering technology with a minimum of four years' experience in energy auditing. Military qualify under this option.

Pathway 5:

Candidate must have a four year non-STEM degree and a minimum of five years' experience in energy auditing.

Pathway 6:

Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of seven years' experience in energy auditing.

The Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidate must agree to uphold and abide by a Code of Ethics, which can be found on the ASHRAE webpage.

Written Exam

  • Communicating With Stakeholders (5%)
    • Identify the owner’s project team.
    • Review the scope and process with the client.
  • Developing The Action Plan (7%)
    • Conduct pre-audit activities.
    • Generate preliminary list of systems and assemblies to be audited.
    • Determine audit tools and forms.
    • Determine project schedule.
    • Identify safety and access requirements of the facility.
  • Conducting Pre-Site Visit Data Collection Activities (4%)
    • Obtain utility information.
    • Obtain facility data from point of contact.
    • Gather historical weather data.
  • Collecting Data On-Site (21%)
    • Obtain information from facility staff.
    • Obtain information from facility occupants.
    • Assess the building envelope.
    • Assess building systems and components.
  • Analyzing Building Performance Data (25%)
    • Establish energy and cost baseline.
    • Establish benchmarks.
    • Disaggregate the energy end use breakdown.
  • Identifying Opportunities For Improving Building Performance (30%)
    • Identify deviations from best practices.
    • Determine energy impact of each measure.
    • Estimate implementation cost.
    • Conduct an economic analysis.
  • Producing The Deliverable (8%)
    • Write a summary audit report.

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) credential has the following recertification information:

  • BEAP certification holders must earn 50 professional development hours (PDHs) during the three-year period following initial certification or the last renewal. Complete two hours of safety courses and lead, supervise, or participate in five commercial (non-residential) energy audits during the certification cycle.

    Additional information regarding recertification can be found on the ASHRAE webpage.
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current year, no arrears will be paid. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

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