BEAM Professional Training and Examination

What is BEAM Professional?

BEAM Professionals (BEAM Pro) are green building professionals accredited by the Hong Kong Green Building Council in various aspects of the green building life cycle. The key role of BEAM Pro is to integrate the latest green building standards and practices into everyday building planning, design, construction and operation. BEAM Pro will be responsible for advising the project team on achieving the required credit to attain the client’s desired green building rating level.
 
For more details about the Programme, the BEAM Professional Candidates Handbook is available at the link:
English version
 
 

BEAM Professional Training and Examination

Effective from 2017, candidates must complete the 1.5-hour Fundamental Course as a prerequisite before enroling in the Elective Course of NB – BEAM Plus New Buildings, EB – BEAM Plus Existing Buildings, BI – BEAM Plus Interiors and ND – BEAM Plus Neighbourhood. Upon successful completion of the Fundamental Course, candidates will be eligible to opt in to any of the elective courses within two calendar years upon completion of the Quiz of Fundamental Course.

 

BEAM Pro Fundamental Course

Minimum Qualification Requirements

I. Any practitioner who has met the minimum entry requirement of BEAM Plus (NB)/(EB)/(BI)/(ND)
OR
II. BEAM Affiliate accredited from 2014-2016 who has fulfilled the prescribed entry requirement as follows:
a) Maintenance of BEAM Affiliate qualification for 3 consecutive years
b) Experience and knowledge by proving involvement in BEAM/BEAM Plus projects under which the applicable rating tool is used.

Training Outline

I. Introduction to the BEAM Plus framework
II. Principles and basic knowledge of the BEAM Plus rating tools
III. Procedures of BEAM Plus project submission

Training Format

Web-based training video with an online quiz on BSL’s Online Training Portal
I. Video Training duration: 1.5 hours
II. Online quiz: 20 multiple-choice questions
III. To complete the Online Fundamental Course, candidates are required to watch the online training video, complete the feedback form, and achieve a score higher than or equal to 70% to pass the quiz.
IV. Candidates who failed the online quiz could gain access to the online training video and retake the quiz up to a maximum of 2 times within 10 calendar days free of charge (limited to 2 retakes in 2 separate days)
V. Candidates failing to complete the online quiz within 10 calendar days will have to re-enrol in the fundamental course in full payment of $1,000.

Registration & Training Fee

Only online registration via the Online Training Portal is accepted. Registration fee would be HK$1,000. Please refer to the Instruction for Registration.

In order to complete your application, you must provide ALL of the following documents, 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)

BEAM Society Limited, upon receipt of your application, will send an acknowledge of receipt by email within 7 business days. For applicants who have not received the acknowledge email within 7 business days after submitting their applications, please contact us at 3610 5700 or email at beampro.training@beamsociety.org.hk


BEAM Pro Elective Course – Specialty Credential

BEAM Pro Training & Examination Upcoming Schedule

Elective Course

Syllabus

Training Details

Examination Details

Flyer

Registration

Deadline for Application

BEAM Plus (NB)

BEAM Plus New Buildings v1.2

9 August 2018
9:30am – 4:30pm
Chamber 1A+1B, Innocentre

17 - 18 September 2018, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA), San Po Kong

Flyer

 

Register Online

 

31 July 2018 or Full Capacity

BEAM Plus (EB)

BEAM Plus Existing Buildings v2.0

Online Training is available on BSL Online Training Portal

15 December 2018

Flyer

4 December 2018 or full capacity

BEAM Plus (BI)

BEAM Plus Interiors v1.0

Online Training is available on BSL Online Training Portal

15 December 2018

Flyer

Register Online

FULL

BEAM Plus (ND)

BEAM Plus Neighbourhood v1.0

 

Online Training is available on BSL Online Training Portal

15 December 2018

Flyer

Register Online

FULL

Minimum Qualification Requirements

BEAM Plus (NB) A degree or equivalent in Built Environment related disciplines; plus
A minimum of 3 years postgraduate professional experience; plus
Qualification as a full member of one of relevant professional institutes (HKIA, HKIE, HKILA, HKIP, HKIS, or equivalent)
OR
A degree or equivalent in Built Environment related disciplines; plus
A minimum of 5 years postgraduate experience related to the assessment of green buildings, or equivalent.
OR
BEAM Affiliate accredited from 2014-2016 who has fulfilled the prescribed entry requirement as follows:
a) Maintenance of BEAM Affiliate qualification for 3 consecutive years
b) Experience and knowledge by proving involvement in BEAM/BEAM Plus project under which the applicable rating tool is used.
BEAM Plus (EB) A degree or equivalent in Built Environment related disciplines; plus
A minimum of 3 years postgraduate professional experience; plus
Qualification as a full member of one of relevant professional institutes (HKIA, HKIE, HKIH, HKILA, HKIP, HKIS, or equivalent)
OR
A degree or equivalent in Built Environment, Housing Management, Facilities Management, Engineering, and related disciplines; plus
A minimum of 5 years postgraduate experience related to the assessment of green buildings, or equivalent.
OR
BEAM Affiliate accredited from 2014-2016 who has fulfilled the prescribed entry requirement as follows:
a) Maintenance of BEAM Affiliate qualification for 3 consecutive years
b) Experience and knowledge by proving involvement in BEAM/BEAM Plus project under which the applicable rating tool is used.
BEAM Plus (BI) A degree or equivalent in Built Environment or Interior Design related disciplines; plus
A minimum of 3 years postgraduate professional experience; plus
Qualification as a full member of one of relevant professional institutes (HKIA, HKIE, HKILA, HKIP, HKIS, or equivalent) / member of one of the *Professional Interior Design Associations:
I. Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA) – Professional Member
II. The Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) – Fellow Member
OR
A degree or equivalent in Built Environment or Interior Design related disciplines; plus
A minimum of 5 years postgraduate experience related to the assessment of green buildings / interior design or interior fit-out, or equivalent.
OR
BEAM Affiliate accredited from 2014-2016 who has fulfilled the prescribed entry requirement as follows:
a) Maintenance of BEAM Affiliate qualification for 3 consecutive years
b) Experience and knowledge by proving involvement in BEAM/BEAM Plus project under which the applicable rating tool is used.
BEAM Plus (ND) A degree or equivalent in Built Environment related disciplines; plus
A minimum of 3 years post degree professional experience; plus
Qualification as a full member of a relevant Professional Institute (HKIA, HKIE, HKILA, HKIP, HKIS, HKIUD or equivalent)
OR
A degree or equivalent in Built Environment related disciplines; plus
A minimum of 5 years postgraduate experience related to the assessment of green buildings or equivalent.
OR
BEAM Affiliate accredited from 2014-2016 who has fulfilled the prescribed entry requirement as follows:
a) Maintenance of BEAM Affiliate qualification for 3 consecutive years
b) Experience and knowledge by proving involvement in BEAM/BEAM Plus project under which the applicable rating tool is used.

Training Outline & Format

This course provides in-depth knowledge of BEAM Plus assessment tools with practitioners who aim to earn the credential to demonstrate their proficiency in certain fields
I. The framework of BEAM Plus NB/EB/BI/ND;
II. The grading scheme, credits and features of BEAM Plus assessment tools;
III. Innovative and sustainable design skill;

Aspects / Assessment Tools BEAM Plus (NB) BEAM Plus (EB) BEAM Plus (BI) BEAM Plus (ND)
Green Building Attributes (GBA)


Management (MAN)

Site Aspects (SA)
Materials Aspects (MA) / Materials and Waste Aspects (MWA)
Energy Use (EU) / Energy Aspects (EA)
Water Use (WU) / Water Aspects (WA)
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
Innovations and Additions (IA) *
Community Aspects (CA)


Outdoor Environmental Quality (OEQ)


*For Comprehensive Scheme only
Duration
BEAM Plus (NB)
6 hours
BEAM Plus (EB)
4 hours
BEAM Plus (BI)
1.5 hours
BEAM Plus (ND)
2 hours

Registration, Training and Examination Fee

 
Only online registration via Online Training Portal is accepted.

In order to complete your application, you must provide ALL of the following documents, 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)

Applicants will receive an acknowledgement email for the application from BSL within 24 hours. Applicants will receive another email which indicates if the application is successful or unsuccessful within 7 business days. Candidates should complete their payment in due course to confirm their enrolment. Otherwise the registration is not deemed successful.
 
For applicants who have not received the acknowledge email within 7 business days after submitting their applications, please contact us at 3610 5700 or email at beampro.training@beamsociety.org.hk

Elective Course Training and Examination Fee*
Original Fee Discounted Fee*
BEAM Plus (NB) HK$3,500 HK$3,000
BEAM Plus (EB) HK$2,000 HK$1,700
BEAM Plus (BI) HK$1,000 HK$850
BEAM Plus (ND) HK$1,000 HK$850

* 1) Associate / Ordinary Member of BEAM Society Limited (member since April 2015)
2) Institutional / Associate Member of Hong Kong Green Building Council (member since November 2009)

Members of Supporting Organisations would be given a 10% discount of the original fee of the elective courses.

Applicants must take the BEAM Pro Training and Examination as a package.

Additional Discount on Training and Examination Fee

To encourage candidates to earn more than one credentials, candidates who enrol more than one elective courses within ONE year would be entitled to the additional discounts on the training and examination fee:

Enrolment of 2 elective courses – Extra 10% off for the enrolment of the 2nd Elective Course;

Enrolment of 3 elective courses – Extra 15% off for the enrolment of the 3rd Elective Course;

Enrolment of all elective courses – Extra 20% off for the enrolment of the 4th Elective Course.

The additional discount is applicable to both members and non-members.

The discount is valid for 1 year starting from the date of acceptance of registration for the 1st elective course.

The additional discount is NOT applicable to examination retake, resit or reschedule.

BEAM Society Limited reserves all rights to revise, amend and modify these terms and conditions from time to time in our absolute discretion.


BEAM Pro Examination

Examination Outline

The purpose of BEAM Professional 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 the areas of design, construction, operation and maintenance. The Examination is a computer-based test with randomly generated multiple-choice questions. The BEAM Plus Manual will be provided at the examination venue. Candidates are advised to review the BEAM Plus Manuals and training materials prior to the examination.
Elective Examination Syllabus Examination Duration Number of Questions Passing Rate
BEAM Plus (NB) BEAM Plus New Buildings v1.2 150 Minutes 100 70%
BEAM Plus (EB) BEAM Plus Existing Buildings v2.0 120 Minutes 100
BEAM Plus (BI) BEAM Plus Interiors v1.0 90 Minutes 50
BEAM Plus (ND) BEAM Plus Neighbourhood v1.0 90 Minutes 50


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 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. The Applicant will then be advised to choose 1 - 3 more option(s) when the new schedule is available (subject to seating availability).

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

Examination Result

Provisional examination result with the result of pass/fail will be generated immediately after the examination. The candidates shown as "FAIL" in provisional examination result 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 examination result will receive the login information from HKGBC around 1 month after examination.
 
 

Examination Re-take / Re-sit

Candidates who fail the examination can re-take the examination after paying of an additional fee each time. The fee for re-taking the examination is 60% of the standard fee per examination session, which is applied to all candidates. Payment must be completed not less than 1 week before the new date. Any candidate who is absent from the examination due to medical reason or personal issue is eligible to re-sit the examination subject to the same additional payment.
Retake Fee
BEAM Plus (NB) BEAM Plus (EB) BEAM Plus (BI) BEAM Plus (ND)
HK$2,100 HK$1,200 HK$600 HK$600

The valid period of retaking the examination is limited to one year from the first Examination date of the candidate; Candidates who failed the examination within the one-year period is required to retake the BEAM Pro Training and 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.
 
Please kindly note that the next available examination retake dates for your planning: BEAM Plus (NB): 17 & 18 September 2018. Qualified re-takers are strongly advised to apply for retaking the examination as soon as possible. Examination seats are allocated on a 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 to enter the examination centre, computer glitch, unclear instructions for the examination, etc. Candidates must provide clear and concise description of the issue 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 question number and rough idea 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 Form (Click here to download the form) together 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 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 Pro maintains his/her qualification, regardless of number of specialties he/she obtains, by paying $300 qualification renewal fee and submitting 15 CPD hours to HKGBC every year.
 
BEAM Society Limited will organise Upgrade Training Course when there is a major revision or revamp of the BEAM Plus Assessment tool. Candidates are strongly suggested to apply for the course in order to keep pace with the most up-to-date standard for overall sustainability performance.
 

Enquiries

For enquiries about BEAM Pro Training and Examination / Upgrade Training Course, please contact BSL at 3610 5700 or email beampro.training@beamsociety.org.hk.

For enquiries about BEAM Pro's qualification maintenance, please contact HKGBC at 3994 8831 or email hkgbc-gljwg@hkgbc.org.hk