Certified Commissioning Professional
Why Pursue a CCP Designation?
Professional Recognition – This is the proof – the CCP designation sets you apart as someone with the commitment, dedication, and knowledge to succeed. The CCP designation is recognized world-wide in the building commissioning industry and has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024:2012.
Competitive Advantage – Being a CCP means being up to date in the ever-changing world of building commissioning, allowing you and your company to be at the cutting edge of this maturing industry.
CCP is the first commissioning certification to be recognized under the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Program. This means that all CCPs are recognized as qualified commissioning providers to deliver commissioning services to federally funded projects. Additionally, more local, state and national codes are adopting language to include certified commissioning providers that are accredited by a third party. Washington State was the first to adopt such language in there state energy code.
Attaining a CCP certification has many benefits for building commissioning professionals, including:
- Verification of your expertise by an independent organization
- CCP is an ANSI Accredited Program
- CCP is the first certification recognized under the Better Building Workforce Guidelines
- Professional growth and development
- Enhanced professional credibility
- Great job opportunities
Basic Eligibility Requirements
The BCCB recognizes education combined with experience in CCP qualification criteria. Completion of higher education is accepted in lieu of experience and advanced levels of experience are accepted in place of higher education. Applicants are required to meet a minimum of education and experience as outlined in the table below.
Licensed Architect or Professional Engineer
3 years’ commissioning experience
Bachelor’s Degree in the building sciences* or equivalent military training/service
5 years’ commissioning experience
Associate/Technical/Vocational 2-year degree, non-building related Bachelors of Science Degree, or equivalent military training/service
8 years’ building industry experiences** with at least 5 of those years spent working in building commissioning.
High School Diploma, or GED
10 years’ building industry experience** with at least 5 of those years spent working in building commissioning.
* Building science education is defined as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, construction science, construction management, architecture and other majors/fields of study designed to train people for careers in the building industry.
** Building industry experience is defined as design, construction, testing and commissioning, code enforcement and operations.
How to Apply
BCCB uses the Certemy software platform to manage the CCP certification program. Applications will be processed within 15 business days of receipt. If an application is approved, applicants will receive email instructions concerning examination registration procedures and testing options.
To start a new CCP application, click below.
Statement of Impartiality
The BCCB provides an objective and balanced certification awarding service. We adhere to transparent procedures based on ISO/IEC 17024:2012, which contains built-in checks to ensure the objectivity of certification activities.