BEAM Affiliate Training and Examination

What is BEAM Affiliate?

BEAM Affiliates are the green practitioners accredited by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (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 Assessment Tools.
 
The programme welcomes practitioners and 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.
 

Why go for BEAM Affiliate?

  • 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 17th BEAM Affiliate Training in video format is available in April 2022 5 July 2022, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA), San Po Kong
Flyer 3 June 2022


BEAM Affiliate Training


Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

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

OR

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

Only online registration via the Online Training Portal is accepted. Please refer to the Instruction for Registration.

You must provide the following documents for registration, otherwise the application may NOT be entertained.
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Certificate(s) of Education
3) Certificate(s) of Professional Institute (if any)
4) Proof of Supporting Organisation (if any)

BSL, upon receipt of your application, will send an acknowledge of receipt by email within 7 business days.

Member of BEAM Society Limited
Associate / Ordinary membership from 1 April 2015 onwards
Special Offer - 50% off of the original fee
(from 15 Feb to 31 Dec 2022)


HK$1,000 (HK$2,000)
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 the core concept under BEAM Plus Assessment Tools, namely BEAM Plus New Buildings, BEAM Plus Existing Buildings, BEAM Plus Interiors, BEAM Plus Neighbourhood, BEAM Plus New Data Centres and BEAM Plus Existing Data Centres.

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. Hard copies of training material will be provided at the examination. The language of 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.

Address of the examination centre (Fire Safety Evacuation Plan):
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
17 Tseuk Luk Street,
San Po Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong

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 after the first confirmation email is sent to the Applicant.

If the candidate fails to attend the examination per the new schedule, he/she is required to apply for re-sitting the examination.


Examination Result

Provisional examination result showing "pass/fail" will be generated immediately after the examination. The candidates with a "FAIL" in provisional examination result will be notified within one month after the examination regarding their score and retake arrangement.

 

Passing the Examination

BEAM Practitioners Individual Account will be created by the HKGBC for candidates passing the examination. The candidates with a "PASS" in provisional examination result will receive the login information from the HKGBC around 1 month after the examination.

Login to BEAM Practitioners Individual Account: HERE
 

Examination Re-take / Re-sit

Candidates can re-take the examination after paying examination retake fee. Payment must be completed not less than 1 week before the examination retake date. Candidates who are absent from the examination due to medical reason or personal issue 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
Special Offer
(from 15 Feb to 31 Dec 2022)


HK$ 350
per examination session
Member of HKGBC
Patron / Institutional / Associate membership
Member of Supporting Organisation
Others


The validity period of examination retake is limited to one year from the first Examination date; Otherwise, you are required to pay for the full payment of Training and Examination fee.

Application of re-take or re-sit Examination is on a first-come-first-serve basis. You are strongly advised to apply for retaking the examination as soon as possible.


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.

For appeals on examination questions, the charge would be $500 per question. Candidates must provide the keyword of the question to support the appeal.

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 Application Form HERE with the cheque payable to "BEAM Society Limited” and send to the following address:

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 examination result.

An acknowledgement 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 are required to maintain their qualification by paying qualification renewal fee and submitting 6 CPD hours to the HKGBC every year.




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/NDC/EDC 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 accreditation and qualification maintenance, please contact HKGBC at 3994 8831 or email: [email protected]