ASHRAE certifications are credentials earned by professionals who have demonstrated their expertise and knowledge in heating, ventilation, cooling, or refrigeration. Sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers.
What is an ASHRAE Certification?
ASHRAE certification is a voluntary credential awarded to professionals who have demonstrated their expertise and knowledge in the areas of heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration. It is sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
. Professionals must pass an exam that measures comprehension in energy efficiency concepts, codes and standards, equipment operation and maintenance, indoor environment controls, system design applications and more.
What is ASHRAE?
ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers in 1959 by the merger of the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE). They are a leading source of technical and educational information and professional development in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating.
Who should pursue ASHRAE certification?
Professionals working in any area related to heating, ventilation, cooling or refrigeration may find that ASHRAE certification will provide them with greater opportunities for career advancement. Those certified by ASHRAE are highly regarded in the industry and often have access to better job prospects. In addition, employers may be more likely to hire someone with an ASHRAE certification as it indicates a higher level of knowledge in the field.
How long is an ASHRAE certification valid?
ASHRAE certification must be renewed every three years by taking continuing education courses to maintain one’s knowledge and skills. Those who fail to renew their certification will be required to retake the exam before they can become certified again. The renewal period also serves as a way for employers to ensure that those with ASHRAE certification stay up-to-date on any changes in the industry.
What’s the value of an ASHRAE certification?
ASHRAE-certified professionals have critical job knowledge, skills and abilities to work in compliance with applicable local, state and federal requirements. They adhere to Standard 55 which specifies the conditions for acceptable thermal environments and is used in design, operation, and commissioning of buildings and other occupied spaces.
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