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. A 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 how to achieve the required credit points to attain the client’s desired green building rating level.

BEAM Professional Training and Examination

Effective from 2017, candidates must complete the 1.5-hour Fundamental Course as a prerequisite before enroling 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 elective course within two calendar years.

 

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 three consecutive years
b) Experience and knowledge by proving involvement in BEAM/BEAM Plus project under which the applicable rating tool is used.

Training Outline

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

Training Format

Web-based training video with online quiz on BSL’s Online Training Portal
I. 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 pass the multiple-choice online quiz. 14 out of 20 questions have to be answered correctly.
IV. Candidates failing the online quiz can gain free access to the online training video and take the examination up to a maximum of 3 times within 10 calendar days (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 the fundamental course by full payment $1,000.

Registration & Training Fee

Only online registration via 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 will, upon receipt of your application, send an acknowledge of receipt by email within 7 working days.  For those applicants who have not received the acknowledge email within 7 working days after submission of their applications, please contact us at 3610 5700 or email 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 20 September 2017
9:30am – 4:00pm
Chamber 1A+1B, Innocentre
1 – 3 November 2017, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA), San Po Kong Flyer FULL 8 September 2017
BEAM Plus (EB) BEAM Plus Existing Buildings v2.0 4 September 2017 Q4 2017 (Tentative) Flyer Register Online TBC
BEAM Plus (BI) BEAM Plus Interiors v1.0 Online Course would soon to be available on BEAM Society Limited’s Online Training Portal
TBC TBC TBC TBC
BEAM Plus (ND) BEAM Plus Neighbourhood v1.0 TBC TBC TBC TBC

Minimum Qualification Requirements

BEAM Plus (NB) A degree or equivalent in Built Environment related disciplines; plus
A minimum 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 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 three 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 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 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 three 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 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 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 three 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 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 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 three 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 field of expertise
I. Framework of BEAM Plus NB/EB/BI/ND;
II. In-depth knowledge i.e. grading, credits and feature of BEAM Plus assessment tool;
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)
2 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)

BEAM Society Limited will, upon receipt of your application, send an acknowledge of receipt by email within 7 working days.  For those applicants who have not received the acknowledge email within 7 working days after submission of their applications, please contact us at 3610 5700 or email 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)

Member of Supporting Organisation could also enjoy 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 would be 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 or modify these terms and conditions from time to time in our absolute discretion. 


BEAM Pro Examination

Examination Outline

The examinations are designed to test candidates’ ability to understand the general principles of green building and the assessment system under BEAM Plus with a focus on practical application as well as theory.
The Examination is computer-based test with multiple-choice questions randomly generated. BEAM Plus Manual will be provided at the Examination Venue. Candidates are advised to go through 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 v1.2 120 Minutes 100 70%
BEAM Plus (EB) BEAM Plus Existing Buildings v2.0 120 Minutes 100
BEAM Plus (BI) BEAM Plus Interiors v1.0 60 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 working days before the original scheduled date of examination. An Administration Fee of HK$600 will be applied per application. The Applicant will be advised to choose two more options for the new schedule (subject to the seats availability).
If the candidate fails to attend the examination per the new schedule, he/she will be required to apply for re-sit the examination.

Examination Re-take / Re-sit

Candidates who fail the examination can re-take the examination after payment of an additional fee each time. The fee for re-take the examination is 60% of the standard fee per examination session, which is applicable to all candidates. Payment must be received not less than one 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 validity period of examination retake shall be limited to one year from the first Examination date of the candidate; Candidates fail to pass the examination within the one-year period will be 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 first-come-first-serve basis.
 
Kindly note that the next available examination retake dates for your planning: 6 November 2017 / 7 November 2017. Re-takers are strongly advised to apply for examination retake as your earliest convenience. Application is on first-come-first-serve basis. Please click here to download the application form.

Passing the Examination

Candidates who have obtained the grade of "PASS” as stated in the Provisional Result Slip from HKEAA in BEAM Pro NB Examination or Examination Result Screen on the electronic device in BEAM Pro EB / BI / ND Examinations is required to make formal registration to the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) through the following Online Registration:

Subject to the satisfactory completion of registration through the Online Form, the HKGBC will send the Official Result document to candidates in about a month after the examination. For further enquiries, please contact the HKGBC Secretariat on 3994 8888.

Appeal to Examination

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

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 (non-refundable) 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.

An administrative fee of $500 will be charged per appeal case. 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 Payment and 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 working days upon receiving the Provisional Result slip.

An acknowledgement via email will be issued to the Appeal Applicant within three working 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 working days.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme

Accredited BEAM Pro are required to undertake a minimum of 15 CPD hours per annum, of which at a minimum of 6 hours shall be obtained from Mandatory CPD activities. The remaining hours can be obtained from General CPD activities. Please click here for details.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please contact us at 3610 5700 or email beampro.training@beamsociety.org.hk