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.

To cope with the ever-evolving green building practices and developments, the BEAM Pro specialty credential accredits professionals by their specialisation in one or multiple BEAM Plus Assessment Tool(s). BEAM Pro qualifications with specialty include BEAM Pro (NB), BEAM Pro (EB), BEAM Pro (BI), BEAM Pro (ND), BEAM Pro (NDC) and BEAM Pro (EDC).
 

BEAM Professional Training and Examination

BEAM Pro Training and Examination are organised by BEAM Society Limited (BSL).

Candidates must complete the Fundamental Course as a prerequisite before enrolling in any BEAM Plus Elective Courses, namely BEAM Plus New Buildings (NB), BEAM Plus Existing Buildings (EB), BEAM Plus Interiors (BI), BEAM Plus Neighbourhood (ND), BEAM Plus New Data Centres (NDC) and BEAM Plus Existing Data Centres (EDC).


 

BEAM Pro Fundamental Course

Minimum Qualification Requirements

I. Any practitioner who has met the minimum entry requirement of BEAM Plus (NB)/(EB)/(BI)/(ND)/(NDC)/(EDC)
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

Online training video on BSL’s Online Training Portal
I. Duration: 45 minutes
II. Online quiz: To answer 20 multiple-choice questions in 40 minutes
III. Candidates must score a minimum of 70%
IV. Candidates who fail the quiz could gain access to the training video and retake the quiz up to a maximum of 2 times within 10 calendar days with no fee (limited to 2 retakes in 2 separate days)
V. Candidates failing to complete the quiz within 10 calendar days will have to re-enrol in the Fundamental Course by 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.

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.


BEAM Pro Elective Course – Specialty Credential

 

BEAM Pro Training & Examination Upcoming Schedule

Elective Course

Training Details

Examination Details#

Training Registration

Examination Registration

BEAM Plus New Buildings (NB) v2.0

Flyer

Video training would be available in Mar - May 2022

1) 4 – 5 May 2022 (HKEAA)

2) 1 – 2 Nov 2022 (HKEAA)

Registration starts in mid-July

TBC

BEAM Plus Existing Buildings (EB) v2.0

Flyer

Online Training is available on BSL’s Online Training Portal

1) 28 May 2022 (BEC)

2)20 Sept 2022 (HKEAA)

Register Online

TBC

 

BEAM Plus Interiors (BI) v1.0


Flyer

Online Training is available on BSL’s Online Training Portal

1) 28 May 2022 (BEC)

2) 3 Sept 2022 (BEC)

3) 10 Dec 2022 (BEC)

Register Online

TBC

BEAM Plus Neighbourhood (ND) v1.0


Flyer

Online Training is available on BSL’s Online Training Portal

1) 28 May 2022 (BEC)

2) 3 Sept 2022 (BEC)

3) 10 Dec 2022 (BEC)


Register Online

TBC

BEAM Plus New Data Centres (NDC) v1.0


Flyer

 

Online Training will be available soon

 

1) 10 Dec 2022 (BEC)

TBC

TBC

BEAM Plus Existing Data Centres (EDC) v1.0


Flyer


Online Training will be available soon

1) 10 Dec 2022 (BEC)

TBC

TBC


#Venue (Fire Safety Evacuation Plan):

BEC - BEC Auditorium, Jockey Club Environmental Building, Kowloon Tong
HKEAA - Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, San Po Kong


 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

BEAM Plus NB v2.0 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 v2.0 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 v1.0 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 v1.0 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.
BEAM Plus NDC v1.0 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 EDC v1.0 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.

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/NDC/EDC;
II. The grading scheme, credits and features of BEAM Plus assessment tools;
III. Innovative and sustainable design skills;


Aspects / Assessment Tools BEAM Plus NB v2.0 BEAM Plus EB v2.0 BEAM Plus BI v1.0 BEAM Plus ND v1.0 BEAM Plus NDC v1.0 BEAM Plus EDC v1.0
Site Aspects (SA) /
Sustainable Site (SS)

Materials Aspects (MA) /
Materials and Waste Aspects (MWA) /Materials and Waste (MW)
Energy Use (EU) /
Energy Aspects (EA)
Water Use (WU) /
Water Aspects (WA)
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) / Health and Wellbeing (HWB)
Innovations and Additions (IA) *
Integrated Design and Construction Management (IDCM)




Management (MAN)
Green Building Attributes (GBA)


Community Aspects (CA)




Outdoor Environmental Quality (OEQ)




*For Comprehensive Scheme only

Duration
BEAM Plus NB v2.0
4.5 hours
BEAM Plus EB v2.0
2.5 hours
BEAM Plus BI v1.0
1.5 hours
BEAM Plus ND v1.0
1.5 hours
BEAM Plus
NDC v1.0
4 hours
BEAM Plus EDC v1.0
3 hours

Registration, Training and Examination Fee

Only online registration via Online Training Portal is accepted.

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)

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 within 7 business days. Candidates should complete their payment to confirm their enrolment. Otherwise the registration is not deemed successful.
 

Elective Course Training and Examination Fee
Original Fee Special Offer
(from 15 Feb to 31 Dec 2022)


Discounted Fee for Members
(Up to 50% off of the original fee)**
BEAM Plus NB v2.0 HK$3,500 HK$1,700
BEAM Plus EB v2.0 HK$2,000 HK$1,000
BEAM Plus BI v1.0 HK$1,000 HK$500
BEAM Plus ND v1.0 HK$1,000 HK$500
BEAM Plus NDC v1.0 HK$1,000 HK$500
BEAM Plus EDC v1.0 HK$1,000 HK$500

**Exclusive for:

1) Associate / Ordinary Member of BEAM Society Limited (member since April 2015)

2) Patron / 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.
 
Please note that candidates must complete any Elective Courses within TWO years after completion of the BEAM Pro Fundamental Course.

Besides, upon successful registration of any Elective Courses with payment, candidates are required to sign up for the corresponding BEAM Pro Examinations by the end of next year. No late exam registration would be accepted after the abovementioned timeframe. Candidates who miss the deadline would be requested to re-enrol the fundamental course by full payment.

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
Examination Duration Number of Questions Pass Rate
BEAM Plus New Buildings v2.0 180 Minutes 90 70%
BEAM Plus Existing Buildings v2.0 120 Minutes 100
BEAM Plus Interiors v1.0 90 Minutes 50
BEAM Plus Neighbourhood v1.0 120 Minutes 50
BEAM Plus New Data Centres v1.0 90 Minutes 50
BEAM Plus Existing Data Centres 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.

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 showing "pass/fail" will be generated immediately after the examination. The candidates with a "FAIL" in provisional examination result will be informed 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.

Elective Course Examination Retake Fee
Original Fee Special Offer (from 15 Feb to 31 Dec 2022)

Discounted Fee for ALL
(Up to 50% off)
BEAM Plus NB v2.0 HK$2,100 HK$1,100
BEAM Plus EB v2.0 HK$1,200 HK$600
BEAM Plus BI v1.0 HK$600 HK$300
BEAM Plus ND v1.0 HK$600 HK$300
BEAM Plus
NDC v1.0
HK$600 HK$300
BEAM Plus
EDC v1.0
HK$600 HK$300

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 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 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 appeal cases in an effective manner, you are required to submit the Appeal Application Form HERE 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 receipt of 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 Pro are required to maintain their qualifications, regardless of number of specialties they obtain, by paying qualification renewal fee and submitting 15 CPD hours to the HKGBC every year.
 
BSL will organise Upgrade Training Course when there is major revision or revamp of the BEAM Plus Assessment Tool. Candidates are strongly advised to complete the Upgrade Training in order to keep pace with the most up-to-date standard under BEAM Plus.
 

Enquiries

For enquiries about BEAM Pro Training and Examination / Upgrade Training Course, please contact BSL at 3610 5719 or email [email protected].

For enquiries about BEAM Pro's accreditation / qualification maintenance, please contact the HKGBC at 3994 8831 or email [email protected]