ASHRAE Announces Certified HVAC Designer Launch 

ASHRAE announces that applications for the new Certified HVAC Designer certification are now open. Worldwide computer-based testing opens June 3.

The CHD exam blueprint and eligibility requirements, which have been approved by the ASHRAE Certification Committee, can be found in the CHD Candidate Guidebook.

The Certified HVAC Designer certification validates competency of the HVAC Designer, working under the responsible charge of an engineer, to design HVAC systems to meet building/project requirements, including:

  • Load calculations
  • Equipment selection and sizing
  • Mechanical equipment room design
  • Duct and piping design
  • Layout for the development of HVAC plans for permit and construction

The exam follows a 2018 industry-wide job analysis study with data that was gathered from more than 1,200 respondents from over 60 countries. The CHD application is open with a practice exam launching May 1.

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