Three ASHRAE professional certifications earn ANSI accreditation

by Brianna Crandall — July 13, 2016 — Three professional certifications from global building technology society ASHRAE have received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), joining the High Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification that was accredited last year.

Accreditation was approved May 23 for ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) and Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) / International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17024:2012.

“Obtaining accreditation from ANSI speaks to the credibility of ASHRAE’s certification program, while demonstrating to the industry the value of those who hold the certifications,” David Underwood, P.Eng., CPMP, said. “As a holder of ASHRAE’s CPMP, I am grateful for the added value that comes from ANSI approval.”

The professional certifications that were accredited are:

  • Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP): The BEAP certification program validates competency to audit, assess and analyze residential, commercial and industrial building energy use and develop related recommendations. Certified BEAPs also qualify to perform In Operations ratings for ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program.
  • Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP): The BEMP certification program validates competency to model new and existing building and systems with the full range of physics, and evaluate, select, use, calibrate and interpret the results of energy modeling software where applied to building and systems energy performance and economics. Certified BEMPs also qualify to perform As Designed ratings for ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program.
  • Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP): The CPMP certification program validates competency to develop and manage the whole building commissioning process with the owner.

For more about ASHRAE certification, visit the organization’s Web site.