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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

Please note that as of September 20, 2018 to meet ANSI/ISO 17024:2012 requirements, candidates must now fill out Appendix A and B, (Employer Verification Form and Project/Client Verification Form), and have the forms signed by the appropriate individuals.

Download the CCP application, and complete including payment information. In order to receive a BCxA member discount the candidate is required to be a member of the BCxA.

Save the document in a PDF format using the following naming format: Last_First_CCP_App.pdf and email to or print and mail with payment to BCCB, 1600 NE Compton Drive, Suite 200, Hillsboro, OR 97006.

To verify employment please download and fill out the Employer Verification Form. If your current employer can verify your past employment, then have them sign the document. However, if they cannot, please download and fill out information and send to previous employers as needed and ask them to send to

Download the Project/Client Verification Form for each of the projects you are going to submit. Have the forms signed by the reference provided for each project and email to If the projects you submitted were conducted within your current position, your employer may attest to both your employment history and your project experience.

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.