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 ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) based on the International Standard ANAB/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 ANAB 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.
APPLYING FOR THE CCP CREDENTIAL
BCCB uses the Certemy platform to manage the CCP certification program.
Applicants are required to create an account prior to moving through the application process. We encourage you to use your personal email so that you will continue to receive notifications regarding your credentials even if you change employers.
The initial application phase walks applicants through nine steps required to complete the CCP application.
- Applicant Information
- Work Experience
- Project Experience
- Code of Ethics
- Essential Attributes
- Certification of Accuracy and Affirmations
- Payment Information
- CCP Administrative Review
Once candidates have completed all the steps including the payment of the application fee, BCCB administration will be notified, and the verification process will begin. Completed applications will be processed within 15 days of receipt. If an application is approved, the candidate moves into the next phase of the certification process which is reviewing the candidate notice that provides tips on what to study. At this time the candidate will be pre-registered for the CCP exam and will receive an email notifying them they have been authorized to take the exam.
CCP Application Fees (Includes application, exam, and certificate)
BCxA Member: $750.00
Non-BCxA Member $950.00
Recertification Applications (3 years)
BCxA Members: $300.00
Non-BCxA Members: $450.00
To start a new CCP application, click below.
CCP Recertification is an automated process, the Certified Person is notified via the Certemy system prior to the due date.
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.