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EBCP - Existing Building Commissioning Professional

Eligibility
Seminar Registration
Certification/Exam Application
Fees
Maintaining Certification

Association of Energy Engineers has established the Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP™) certification program with the dual purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in this growing area within the energy industry, and raising the overall professional standards within the existing building commissioning field.

Since 1981, AEE has certified over 22,000 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 "EBCP" 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'
Existing Building Commissioning Professional, Certified Building Commissioning Professional, and Certified Building Commissioning Firm 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 EBCP certification is required to attend AEE's three-day "Fundamentals of Existing Building Commissioning" training program 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:

Education   Work Experience
A four-year degree in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field OR Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) AND At least 3 years experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation of operations, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning
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 in a field not specified above AND At least 5 years experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation of operations, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning
NONE   At least 10 years experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation of operations, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning
The current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) or Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCPTM)    

Examination and Required Preparatory Training
The four-hour EBCP 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 EBCP certification is as follows:
  • Certification application and examination:  $300
  • Certification renewal:  $300 every three years
This fee must be paid at the time the EBCP application is submitted. The certification application/exam fee does not cover the cost of the required preparatory training seminars.

How to Apply for EBCP 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 EBCP exam.
Note: Registering online for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the EBCP 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 EBCP exam is administered in conjunction with each seminar):
 
Fundamentals of Existing Building Commissioning
3-day seminar / exam on the afternoon of day three of the seminar
| Dates and Locations | Join AEE |

 

STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR EBCP CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
After you have completed your seminar registration, click the link below to complete your EBCP Certification Application:
 
The EBCP exam is administered at each Fundamentals of Existing Building Commissioning seminar site, on the afternoon of day three of the seminar.

 
Maintaining Certification
 
For information on maintaining your certification, please go to our certification renewals website. 
 
 
For Additional Information About EBCP Certification...

If you have any questions about EBCP certification, please write, call or email:
Francine Seskin, EBCP 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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