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Accredited Commissioning Process Technical Support Provider (CxTS℠ or CTS)

Provider

University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM)

Eligibility

The CxTS℠ highlights the skill and experience of individuals who have provided commissioning services primarily in select project stages, on small or limited scope projects, or who provide key technical support to commissioning activities. Applicants must provide documentation on 2 major or 4 smaller new construction or rehab projects or equivalent existing building projects, including letters of reference. Applicants must pass the examination before submitting the application for CxTS℠.

Training

Applicants must complete the 3-day "Commissioning Process for Delivering Quality Constructed Projects" course, plus at least one of the 2-day UWM specialized Cx topic courses. These classroom courses may be taken at different offerings. The courses are offered in either Madison or Las Vegas, and must be completed before taking the exam. Completion of the 5-day BCA course offered by UWM is an approved alternative for satisfying the coursework requirement. All training is heavily process oriented, with some hands-on activities in the classroom. It covers new construction commissioning, with special topic courses available for existing building commissioning or LEED Cx. All applicants must complete the certification orientation/review training session before the exam.

Exam

Applicants must receive a score of 80% on a 4-part exam that includes a mix of exercises and multiple-choice questions. The exam is offered after the required training and was open-book as of Aug. 2010.

Cost

  • Orientation/review, study guide, examination: $675
  • Recertification: $195
  • "The Commissioning Process for Delivering Quality Constructed Projects": $1,495
  • Special Cx topic courses: $995
  • Both courses in one week: $2195
  • BCA 5-day course at UWM: $2195
  • BCA member discounts are available for courses.

Renewal

Certification is renewable every 5 years. Renewal applicants must answer a survey and complete a short, non-graded quiz.

Contact

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Engineering Professional Development

432 North Lake St
Madison, WI 53706

cx.engr.wisc.edu

Charles Dorgan

Program Director

Tel: (608) 262-0692

Joy Altwies

Program Director

Tel: (608) 262-7502

Mary Danielson

Program Associate

Tel: (608) 263-3161