EBCP - Existing Building Commissioning Professional
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.
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:
|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.
- Certification application and examination: $300
- Certification renewal: $300 every three years
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|
Fundamentals of Existing Building Commissioning
3-day seminar / exam on the afternoon of day three of the seminar
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If you have any questions about EBCP certification, please write, call or email:
Association of Energy Engineers
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223