Commissioning Provider Certification Programs

Certification is one indicator of a Commissioning Provider's proficiency in implementing the commissioning process in new and existing buildings. There are a number of organizations offering Commissioning Provider certification - each with varying requirements for education; professional experience; demonstrated mastery of commissioning fundamentals through experience and commissioning coursework.

The CCC recommends minimum requirements for Commissioning Provider certification requirements with relation to education, professional experience, commissioning experience, and coursework and testing. You can download a PDF version of this Commissioning Provider Certification Specification. Certifications that meet the thresholds described within this document will provide reasonable assurance of a provider's ability to successfully perform standard commissioning services.

The CCC's Commissioning Provider Certification Matrix presents a comparison of currently available Commissioning Provider certifications. The abbreviated version of the matrix that appears on this page contains eligibility and training requirements of each program. Click on Learn More for more detail about eligibility and training as well as information about exams, renewals and costs. You may also download the complete matrix in an Excel format to view this information with additional detail.


 
Certification Eligibility Training

Certification Title
& Provider


Cx experience required?

Membership required?

Required, optional or not provided?

Covers NC or EB commissioning?

CxA

Certified Commissioning Authority

AABC Commissioning Group

Learn more

yes

yes

optional

both

CxT

Certified Commissioning Technician

AABC Commissioning Group

Learn more

no

yes

required

both

CBCP

Certified Building Commissioning Professional

Association of Energy Engineers

Learn more

no

no

required

both

EBCP

Existing Building Commissioning Professional

Association of Energy Engineers

Learn more

no

no

N/A

N/A

CPMP

Certified Process Management Professional

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Learn more

yes

no

not provided

N/A

CCP

Certified Commissioning Professional

Building Commissioning Association

Learn more

yes

no

optional

either

BSC certification

Building System Commissioning certification

National Environmental Balancing Bureau

Learn more

no

yes

optional

NC

RCx certification

Retro-Commissioning certification

National Environmental Balancing Bureau

Learn more

no

yes

optional

EB

CCS

Certified Commissioning Supervisor

Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau

Learn more

no

yes

optional

both

CCC

Certified Commissioning Contractor

Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau

Learn more

yes

yes

N/A

N/A

QCxP or QCP

Accredited Qualified Commissioning Process Provider

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Learn more

no

no

required

both

CxAP or CAP

Accredited Commissioning Process Authority Professional

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Learn more

yes

no

required

both

CxM

Accredited Commissioning Process Manager

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Learn more

yes

no

required

both

CxTS or CTS

Accredited Commissioning Process Technical Support Provider

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Learn more

yes

no

required

both

GCxP or GCP

Accredited Green Commissioning Process Provider

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Learn more

yes

no

required

both