March 13, 2019
Applications for ASHRAE’s Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) certification are now open.
“For a long time, the certification committee had suspected an HVAC Designer certification would serve the needs of members,” said Mark Fly, chair of the exam subcommittee. “Launching a new certification program is a commitment, but we’re confident this is an investment from which ASHRAE members and their employees will benefit.”
The CHD certification “validates competency of the HVAC designer, working under the responsible charge of an engineer, to design HVAC systems to meet building/project requirements.”
Those requirements include load calculations, equipment selection and sizing, mechanical equipment room design, duct and piping design, and layout of the development of HVAC plans for permit and construction.
Exam blueprint and eligibility requirements can be found in the Candidate Guidebook, available here: https://xp20.ashrae.org/secure/certifications/NIBS_DOE_gates/?cert=CHD.
The CHD application is currently open with a practice exam launching May 1, 2019. Computer-based testing opens worldwide on June 3, 2019. www.ashrae.org/chd