ASHRAE has announced that a different testing method is available for completing certification exams.
ASHRAE launches Remote Online Proctored examination as a secure certification exam delivery mode. ASHRAE candidates are able to schedule and sit for a certification exam from their home or office.
“This new exam delivery mode not only will expand the market for ASHRAE certification to every built-environment professional in the world with a desktop or laptop and a stable internet connection, but it also demonstrates yet again ASHRAE’s ability to pivot in the face of a challenge and emerge a more nimble organization, even better equipped to meet industry needs,” states 2020-21 ASHRAE President Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., HBDP.
Candidates will utilize a remote testing platform which features 100 percent live proctoring staff and lock-down browser to ensure reliable monitoring and security risk mitigation throughout the examination process. Remote online proctored exams?require a desktop or laptop, a stable internet connection, Google Chrome browser, a working webcam, and microphone. An intuitive user interface and live chat assure a seamless and supported experience.
ASHRAE Remote Online Proctored exam security features are:
- Live check-in
- Identity authentication measures
- Scanning of the test taker’s environment
- Lock-down browser
- Experienced proctors monitoring audio and video
At an exam’s conclusion, candidates will be able to view their pass or fail result on their screen. Successful results are posted to the ASHRAE website by the 15th of the month following a candidate’s examination, by which time successful candidates also will be invited to download their ASHRAE certification digital badge.