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2 ASHRAE Certification Programs  Created to fill an identified industry need through market research.  Based on best practices.  Developed by ASHRAE-identified practitioners, meaning ASHRAE Certifications are reliable, credible, unbiased.  Web-based examinations at local testing centers.

3 1. “ Stand out from the Crowd.” Be identified with cutting edge building design and operation. 2. “The Certification ASHRAE Stands Behind.” Earn a certification and it is ASHRAE saying that you understand the relevant body of knowledge and meet educational and experience requirements. 3. “Feel Qualified?” While ASHRAE provides and identifies resources to prepare for its certifications, there is no requirement to purchase a book or attend a class. Just meet the eligibility requirements. What’s the Value?

4 Benefits to Certification Earners  Enhance your credibility  Expand your industry knowledge  Demonstrate your commitment to improving yourself, your work product, and the industry  Improve your options for being hired or promoted and to generate new business

5  Demonstrate corporate commitment to excellence by employing qualified engineers  Improve morale by supporting professional advancement  Distinguish your firm from the competition by employing ASHRAE- certified engineers  Know whom to hire, promote and assign important projects to. Benefits to Employers

6 ASHRAE currently offers 6 certification programs 1. Healthcare Facility Design Professional 2. High-Performance Building Design Professional 3. Operations & Performance Management Professional 4. Commissioning Process Management Professional 5. Building Energy Modeling Professional 6. Building Energy Assessment Professional

7 Step 1 Read the Guidebook: It contains important information related to the examination, including eligibility requirements. Go to and download the Guidebook for the program in which you are interested.

8 Any individual who meets one of the following combinations of academic and work experience criteria will be eligible to take the HBDP certification examination. Government-issued or government-recognized license as a professional engineer OR Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in HVAC&R design OR Associate’s degree or Technical degree or certificate in design, construction, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning and a minimum of 7 years’ experience in HVAC&R design OR High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 7 years’ experience in HVAC&R design

9 Complete the Application: Complete the online application form at or call customer service at (US and Canada) or (Worldwide)

10 Schedule an Examination:  Click on the Testing Centers Worldwide link under the appropriate certification at  Examinations are offered on computer at over 300 testing centers. The HBDP examination is 2.5 hours and has 115 multiple choice questions.  Centers currently located in Beijing, Manila, Quito, San Juan, San Pedro, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo.

11 Review Available Resources: Each certification Guidebook identifies available resources that may help candidates gain an understanding of the body of knowledge the examination tests. Available resources include ASHRAE-owned and non-ASHRAE owned publications and courses. Some ASHRAE members pass the examination from their working knowledge and familiarity with ASHRAE Standards and Publications.

12 Renew Your Certification: Each certification holder must earn 45 ASHRAE Continuing Education units (ACEs) during the three year period following initial certification or the last renewal.

13 Pricing: $295 for ASHRAE members $415 for non-members Renewal: $125 for ASHRAE members $195 for non-members

14  Listing of certification earners on the ASHRAE Web Site  Listing of certification earners in Insights  News release prepared and sent from ASHRAE Headquarters  Able to use ASHRAE Certification Designations on business cards, letterhead, , websites: BEAPHBDP BEMPHFDP CPMPOPMP

15 Be ASHRAE Certified

16  L&S Engineering is pleased to announce that Dale Shafer, PE, has earned a High-Performance Building Design Professional certification from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. ASHRAE’s certification program identifies individuals who have demonstrated they have the necessary training and tools for the design of high- performance buildings that live up to their performance capability.

17 Be ASHRAE Certified

18  Visit   Phone (US and Canada) or (worldwide) (US and Canada)or (worldwide)


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