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CBCP - Certified Building Commissioning Professional

 

 
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The Certified Building Commissioning
Professional (CBCP
®) Program

 

 
 

Since 1981, AEE has certified over 15,000 professionals within the energy industry. AEE's certifications are recognized by governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as by utilities, end users, and energy service companies. When you earn the right to put the initials "CBCP" behind your name, you are distinguishing yourself as one who brings to your professional activities the full scope of knowledge requisite to the effective commissioning of existing buildings. You have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, and specialized knowledge within your field.

 

New - AEE Certifications Recognized in New York City and by City of San Francisco
Local Law 87 for New York City requires all buildings in New York City over 50,000 square feet to perform retro-commissioning of systems and to submit an energy efficiency report based on a building audit performed by a qualified energy auditor. Under Local Law 87, the Association of Energy Engineers'
Certified Building Commissioning Professional, Certified Building Commissioning Firm, and Existing Building Commissioning Professional certifications are approved retro-commissioning certifications, and the Certified Energy Manager and Certified Energy Auditor certifications are approved for energy auditing. The City of San Francisco's Department of the Environment now recognizes a Certified Energy Manager, Existing Building Commissioning Professional, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional with at least two years' experience as qualified to provide energy auditing services. Under the city's Environment Code Chapter 20 Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, an energy audit is required every five years.

Eligibility
Each applicant for the CBCP certification is required to attend AEE's three-day "Fundamentals of Building Commissioning" training program or the "Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Building Commissioning Profesionals" in order to sit for the exam. Prior to sitting for the exam, each candidate must complete an application. Each candidate must also pass the four-hour written exam as well as meet one of the following criteria:
  • A four-year degree from an accredited university or college in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field, or be a registered professional engineer (P.E.), or registered architect (R.A.). In addition, the applicant must have at least three years experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation or operations, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning.

    --OR--

     
  • A two-year technical degree, or vocational school certificate in HVAC/Electrical; or valid HVAC or Electrician contracting license; or hold a four-year non-technical degree from an accredited university or college in a field not specified above. In addition, the applicant must have at least five years experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation or operations, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning.

    --OR--

     
  • Ten years or more verified experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation or operations, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning.

    --OR--

     
  • The current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®).

Examination and Required Preparatory Training
The four-hour CBCP exam is given in conjunction with the AEE's preparatory training seminars. The exam is administered at the seminar site following each scheduled seminar. The examination questions are based on concepts and experiences basic to the building commissioning process. The exam is open book, and the questions are a mixture of multiple choice and true or false.
Fees
The fee for CBCP certification process are as follows:
  • Certification application and examination: $300
  • Seminar Registration:
    • 3-Day CBCP Seminar: $1,350 for AEE members / government / nonprofit; $1,450 for non-AEE members
    • 5-Day CBCP Seminar: $1,895 for AEE members / government / nonprofit; $1,995 for non-AEE members
  • Certification Renewal
    • $300 every three years 
This fee must be paid at the time the CBCP application is submitted. The certification application/exam fee does not cover the cost of the required preparatory training seminars.

How to Apply for CBCP Certification

 

Application Deadlines: Your completed application must be received by the Certification Administrator 3 weeks prior to date of the examination for which you wish to sit in order to guarantee you are pre-registered for the examination.  After this date, you may be required to complete a waiver on-site if your name is not pre-registered.

 

 
 
 
STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR
Completion of a preparatory training seminar is required to sit for the CBCP exam.
Note: Registering online for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CBCP exam. After completing your seminar registration, return to this page and go to STEP TWO below. The following links will take you to information and current schedules and fee information for this program, as well as access to online seminar registration (you can also visit these pages to view the schedules only, since the CBCP exam is administered in conjunction with each seminar):
 

 

Fundamentals of Building Commissioning
3-day seminar / exam on the afternoon of day three of the seminar.
Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Building Commissioning Professionals 
5-day seminar / exam on the afternoon of day five of the seminar.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CBCP CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
After you have completed your seminar registration, click the link below to complete your CBCPTM Certification Application:
 
 
The CBCP exam is administered at each Building Commissioning seminar site, on the afternoon of the last day of the seminar.
 
Maintaining Certification
 
For information on maintaining your certification, please go to our certification renewals website. 
 
 
NEW! Certified Building Commissioning Firm (CBCF) Certification Program
 
AEE is pleased to announce the launch of the new Certified Building Commissioning Firm (CBCF) Certification.  As an active Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), your firm may be eligible for this new certification to meet the Veterans Administration (VA) and/or other federal commissioning prerequisites.
 
 
 
 
For Additional Information About CBCP Certification...

If you have any questions about CBCP certification, please write, call or email:
 
Francine Seskin, CBCP Certification Director
Association of Energy Engineers
4025 Pleasantdale Road, Suite 420
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223
email: fseskin@aeecenter.org
 
 

 

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