About The BCCB
The BCCB is an autonomous member organization. It exists to serve the public and the profession of building commissioning through the establishment and maintenance of criteria and procedures for the certification of professional building commissioning service providers. The BCCB shall in all of its actions strive to serve the needs of the certification program stakeholders, represented by the certificants, the public, employers, and regulators.
The Building Commissioning Certification Board’s mission is to provide the premier industry-recognized commissioning certification program.
To be the world’s largest and most well-respected credentialing organization representing the building commissioning industry.
History of The BCCB
To sustain a high level of credibility and best practices in the credentialing industry, the BCCB was created in 2002 as a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. Applicants and holders of certification are not required to be members of the BCA.
The Building Commissioning Association (BCA) established the BCCB as a committee to oversee the process of creating a commissioning certification that would demonstrate a candidate’s proficiency through education, experience, and a rigorous written examination. Funding to develop the certification program was provided by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA). During its first eighteen months, the committee actively evaluated components of the certification program, explored professional issues associated with certification, researched other industry certification programs, and sought input from the BCA membership. In 2002, BCA management entered into a contract with Knapp and Associates International, a Princeton, NJ-based consulting firm and industry leader with a proven record of assisting professional organizations to develop certification programs.
The process was based on the International Standards Organization (ISO) Standard 17024. Requirements for achieving accreditation through this standard included (1) establishing a framework for the administration of the program and (2) conducting a comprehensive survey of commissioning professionals to define the knowledge areas and specific skills required to conduct a successful building commissioning project. From this process, a comprehensive body of knowledge was developed, along with a determination of how the certification examination should be structured.
The committee spent intensive time developing criteria for candidates to qualify for eligibility to take the examination, and for subsequent certification. With counsel from Knapp, a draft application form was created along with a special candidate bulletin that explains the process in greater detail.
On June 15, 2004 The Building Commissioning Certification Board was officially incorporated in the state of Washington as a nonprofit organization, immediately and officially separated from the BCA as required by ISO 17024. In May of 2004 the BCCB rolled out its first CCP exam. Since then several test question revisions and eligibility updates have occurred; certifications are always a work in progress – as the job tasks change, so must the certification requirements.
Adam Mangrich – President Systems West Engineers
Dwight Gray – Vice President
Engineering Economics, Inc.
Kevin Thurston – Treasurer
Thurston Engineering Services
Michael Keith – Communications Director
Edward “Sandy” Renshaw – Director at Large
Derek Cheung – Director at Large
Isotherm Engineering Ltd.
Amir Tarazy – Director at Large
Stantec Consulting Engineering
Jorge Torres Coto – Director at Large
Reza Naghash – Director at Large
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.