BEAM Affiliate Training and Examination

Become a BEAM Affiliate
A BEAM Affiliate is a person accredited by the Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited (HKGBC) as being competent to support green building design, construction and operations. The BEAM Affiliate Training and Examination, organised by BEAM Society Limited (BSL), aims at equipping participants with knowledge in green building in the areas of design, construction, operation, maintenance, as well as the BEAM Plus rating tool.
The programme welcomes practitioners or technical staff working in the construction/real estate industry, interior design practitioners, or recent degree graduates who are in the process of working towards a professional qualification.
Two major reasons to go for the BEAM Affiliate credential are:
  • Knowledge
    Preparation for the BEAM Affiliate Examination requires training and study. In the process, your knowledge in green buildings will definitely be enhanced.
  • Recognition
    BEAM Affiliate credential serves as an unbiased endorsement of your green building knowledge.

Upcoming Schedules

Training Details Examination Details Flyer Registration Deadline for Application
The 16th BEAM Affiliate Training is available for video format from October to December 2021 14 December 2021, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA), San Po Kong Flyer 12 November 2021 or full capacity

BEAM Affiliate Training

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To enrol in the Training and Examination, you must fulfil one of the following:

A diploma or above, in a subject related to the built environment


Any person who has worked in the construction or real estate industry (including planning, design, construction, testing, commissioning, operation, maintenance, facility management, product supplies or interior design, etc.) for at least 5 years

Training and Examination Fee

Member of BEAM Society Limited
- Associate / Ordinary membership from 1 April 2015 onwards
HK$1,500 for training and examination
Member of HKGBC
Patron / Institutional / Associate membership
Member of Supporting Organisation HK$1,800 for training and examination
Others HK$2,000 for training and examination

Applicants who are yet to become BSL members are strongly encouraged to apply for BSL membership so as to benefit from the concessionary rate on the training fee.

Training Outline

The instructors of the BEAM Affiliate Training are invited from the Green Building Faculty, which consists of a group of experts and professionals that supports the initiatives of green buildings and sustainable environments in Hong Kong.
The half-day training covers BEAM Plus New, Existing Buildings & Interiors rating tools associated with major components, namely:

  • Framework and Innovations (IA)
  • Site Aspects (SA)
  • Materials Aspects (MA)
  • Energy Use (EU)
  • Water Use (WU)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • Supplementary Session of BEAM Plus ND

BEAM Affiliate Examination

Examination Format

The purpose of the Examination is to test the core concept of the aspects under BEAM Plus assessment tools and the knowledge to support BEAM Plus projects and green buildings in areas of design, construction, operation and maintenance.
The Examination is a computer-based test with randomly generated multiple-choice questions. Candidates are required to answer 60 questions within 150 minutes. To pass, candidates must score a minimum of 45 points in the examination.
This is an open-booked examination. Candidates are only allowed to carry their identification documents into the examination room. A hard copy of Training Materials will be provided at the examination centre.

The language for the Examination is English only.

Examination Date and Venue*

Candidates may choose their preferred session of Examination as shown on the registration form. The final assigned session will depend upon availability. Please refer to the latest training flyer in the section above.

Address of the examination centre:
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
17 Tseuk Luk Street,
San Po Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
*The examination venue of Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment (HKEAA) provides special examination arrangements for candidates with special needs and disabilities. Please click here for details.

Examination Reschedule

Rescheduling of the Examination is permitted; and candidate is allowed to submit an application ONCE, if he/she cannot attend the original scheduled date of examination. The application must be submitted to the BSL at least 10 business days before the original scheduled date of examination. An Administration Fee of HK$600 will be charged per application. The Applicant will then be advised to choose two more options for the new schedule (subject to seating availability).
If the candidate fails to attend the examination per the new schedule, he/she is required to apply for re-sitting the examination.
Payment can be made to BSL by cheque.

Examination Result

Provisional examination result slip with the result of pass/fail will be generated immediately after the examination. The candidates shown as "FAIL" in provisional result slip will be informed by BSL within one month after the examination regarding the score and arragement for examination retake.

Passing the Examination

An individual account will be created at the HKGBC website for each candidate passing the examination. The candidates shown as "PASS" in provisional result slip will receive the login information from HKGBC around 1 month after examination.

Examination Re-take / Re-sit

Candidates who fail / fail to show up to the examination may re-take the examination after paying of an additional fee each time. Any candidate who is absent from the examination due to medical reasons or personal issues is eligible to re-sit the examination subject to the same additional payment.

The fee for re-taking the examination is as follows:

Member of BEAM Society Limited
- Associate / Ordinary membership from 1 April 2015 onwards
HK$700 per examination session
Member of HKGBC
Patron / Institutional / Associate membership
Member of Supporting Organisation HK$900 per examination session
Others HK$1,200 per examination session

The validity period of retaking the examination is limited to one year from the first Examination date of the candidate; Candidates who fail to pass the examination within the one-year period is required to retake the BEAM Affiliate Training and to pay for the full payment of Training and Examination fee.

Kindly note that the next available examination retake dates for your planning: 14 December 2021. Re-takers are strongly advised to apply for examination retake as your earliest convenience. Application is on first-come-first-serve basis.

Appeal to Examination

Appeal to the process, procedure and questions of the examination are accepted.

Some examples of "Appeal to Process and Procedure” are the delay in allowing candidate enter the examination centre, computer glitch, unclear instructions for the examination, etc. Candidates must provide clear and concise description of the issue or the question number under the appeal.

An administrative fee of HK$500 will be charged per Process / Procedure. To appeal on examination questions, candidates must provide the question number and rough idea of the question to support the appeal.

For appeals on examination questions, the charge would be $500 per question. If the appeal is successful, the fee shall be refunded to applicant.

Appeal Process

To facilitate our handling of your appeal in an effective manner, you are required to submit the Appeal Form (Click here to download the form) together with the cheque payable to "BEAM Society Limited” and send to the following address:
BEAM Society Limited
Rm 105-108, 1/F Jockey Club Environmental Building
77 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

Please note that appeal should be applied within 10 business days upon receiving the Provisional Result slip.

An acknowledgement via email will be issued to the Appeal Applicant within 3 business days from the day the form and cheque are received.

BSL will review the case and a reply will be issued to the Appeal applicant within 20 business days.

Qualification Maintenance

BEAM Affiliate maintains his/her qualification, regardless of number of specialties he/she obtains, by paying $150 qualification renewal fee and submitting 6 CPD hours every year.

Carry-over of Excess CPD Hours

The excess CPD hours attained by BEAM Affiliates in one year can be carried over to the following years without limit.

Make-up of Outstanding CPD Hours

A BEAM Affiliate who cannot attain the minimum CPD hours in the first year can make up the outstanding hours in the second and third years. However, if in the third year, the total number of attained CPD hours is still less than 12, his/her BEAM Affiliate credential will be terminated. During the one year period from the date of termination, he/she will not be allowed to re-apply for the same credential.

Prospect of BEAM Affiliate

For BEAM Affiliate who are accredited through the new entry requirements, they must fulfil the minimum entry requirements of BEAM Professional Training as stipulated in the new scheme of BEAM Pro Training launched in 2017 (here) if they wish to gain the BEAM Pro NB/EB/BI/ND credentials.

Existing BEAM Affiliate accredited between 2014 to 2016 are still eligible to apply for BEAM Professional Training after he/she has maintained his/her BEAM Affiliate credential for three consecutive years and been involved in at least one registered BEAM/BEAM Plus project.

For enquiries about BEAM Affiliate Training and Examination, please contact BSL at 3610 5700 or email: [email protected]

For enquiries about BEAM Affiliate's qualification maintenance, please contact HKGBC at 3994 8831 or email: [email protected]

The examination venue of Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment (HKEAA) provides special examination arrangements for candidates with special needs and disabilities. Please click here for details.

Update of Personal data

In order to keep you informed of our latest news and CPD events of BSL, please request for update of your personal information if there are any changes (e.g. change of company and email address) by sending email to: [email protected]