Accredited Commissioning Process Authority Professional (CxAP℠ or CAP)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM)
The CxAP℠ acknowledges individuals who have served as the primary commissioning authority during all project stages (pre-design through occupancy) on a minimum number and size of projects. Applicants must provide documentation on 2 major or 4 smaller new construction or rehab projects or equivalent existing building projects, including letters of reference by project owners. Applicants must pass the examination before submitting the application for CxAP℠.
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.
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.
- 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.
Certification is renewable every 5 years. Renewal applicants must answer a survey and complete a short, non-graded quiz.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Engineering Professional Development
432 North Lake St
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: (608) 262-0692