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

Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP)


Credential: Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP)  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 Modeling Professional (BEMP) certification's purpose is to certify individuals' ability to evaluate, choose, use, calibrate, and interpret the results of energy modeling software when applied to building and systems energy performance and economics and to certify individuals' competence to model new and existing buildings and systems with their full range of physics. 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 Modeling Professional (BEMP)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    low

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 10 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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Option 1:

Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of ten years of energy-related HVAC, architecture, lighting, or renewable energy experience, including a minimum of two years of building energy modeling experience.

Option 2:

Candidate must have an associate’s degree, technical degree, or certificate in design, construction, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning and a minimum of seven years of energy-related HVAC, architecture, lighting, or renewable energy experience, including a minimum of two years of building energy modeling experience.

Option 3:

Candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field (e.g., building science, architecture, physics, or mathematics) from an accredited institution of higher learning and a minimum of five years of energy-related HVAC, architecture, lighting, or renewable energy experience, including a minimum of two years of building energy modeling experience; up to two years of graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher learning can be counted toward the five years of experience in this category.

Option 4:

Candidate must have a government-issued or government-recognized license as a professional engineer or architect and a minimum of two years of building energy modeling experience.

The Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) credential has the following other requirements:

Written Exam

  • Establishing the Modeling Scope (17%)
    • Modeling Objectives
    • Analysis Methodologies
    • Software and Tool Selection
    • Project Scheduling and Budget Considerations
  • Components of Building and Energy Systems (38%)
    • Location and Climate Definition
    • Building Envelope and Partitions
    • Building HVAC Systems
    • Lighting Systems
    • Other Internal and Process Loads
    • District Energy Systems
    • Renewable Energy Systems
    • Controls
  • Applications of Energy Models for Buildings (22%)
    • Simulation Comparisons
    • Modeling Energy Performance
    • Evolution of Simulation Techniques to Meet Project Methods and Objectives
    • Baseline Building Models
  • Interpretations of Energy Model Results (23%)
    • Verification and Troubleshooting of Simulation Results
    • Analyzing and Comparing Modeling Results
    • Economic Analyses
    • Sensitivity Analyses
    • Project Deliverable

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) 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 Modeling Professional (BEMP) 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 Modeling Professional (BEMP)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) credential has the following recertification information:

  • To retain the BEMP certification, certification holders must earn 45 professional development hours (PDHs) during the three-year period following initial certification or the last renewal.

    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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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

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4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

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High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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