Who are Certified Building Commissioning Professionals?

  • Do you lead, plan, coordinate or manage the building systems commissioning processes in new and existing buildings on behalf of building owners?
  • Are you an energy professional, with technical, management and communication skills, that undertakes building commissioning services to federally funded projects?
  • Are you a consultant that specializes in the energy efficiency of building systems, identifies upgrades or ensures optimization for their ongoing needs?

What Does a CBCP Do?

Building commissioning professionals ensure that new building systems are designed, installed, tested, and capable of being operated and maintained according to the owner’s intent, requirements, and operational needs. They lead, plan, coordinate and document the commissioning process on buildings such as hospitals, data centers, airports, university campuses, schools, office blocks. They interact with commissioning teams and field personnel such as contractors, vendors, testing agencies, and auditors. They may also manage renovations, upgrades, and tune-up of systems to restore existing buildings to high productivity and improved efficiency.

Body of Knowledge

  • Building Commissioning Fundamentals
  • New Building Commissioning (NBCx)
  • Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx)
  • NBCx and EBCx Applications and Tools

Recognized and Accredited Worldwide

United States

City of Atlanta
CBCP is one of the approved credentials to do work under the City of Atlanta’s Commercial Building Ordinance (link is external)

City of Austin
CBCP is one acceptable requirement for a project commissioning authority for new buildings of 10,000 gross square feet of conditioned space or greater under Ordinance- No. 20100408-051

City of Boston
CEM, CEA, CMVP, CBCP, and EBCP are approved credentials for complying with the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO 2.0).

City of Fort Collins
CBCP is one of the requirements for a Building Enclosure Commissioning Authority

City of Philadelphia 
CBCP is one of the approved credentials to perform commissioning work required under 2018 IECC C408.

City of San Francisco
CBCP recognized by the City of San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance and the Department of Environment to provide energy auditing or building commissioning services.

City of San Jose
The City of San José Energy and Water Building Performance Ordinance requires an annual energy and water benchmarking report for buildings owned by the City of San Jose that are 15,000 sq ft or more, or privately owned residential and non-residential buildings that are 20,000 sq ft or more. AEE's Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), and Certified Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP) are qualified to perform this work under the ordinance.

CBCP is recognized by the California Commissioning Collaborative(link is external) as an acceptable credential for Commissioning Providers who implement the commissioning process in new and existing buildings.

California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program
CBCP recognized by the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) as an acceptable qualification for Acceptance Test Technician Certification application purposes. 

Montgomery County, Maryland
CBCP is an acceptable verification credentials in Montgomery County, Maryland's Benchmarking Program.

New York
CBCPs are recognized as qualifying team members standards for qualified auditors under the commercial building energy auditing and building commissioning legislation.  CBCPs is an approved credential for commissioning under Local Law 87.

Department of the Navy
CBCP recognized by Naval Facilities Engineering Command as acceptable Commissioning Specialist credential for Solicitation N6247815R2440

General Services Administration
CBCP has been reviewed by the Facility Management Institute of the U.S. General Services Administration and is aligned with the FBPTA


The CBCP is an acceptable certification allowing professionals to verify building energy use data under Ontario’s Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use Regulation.

The Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) program is recognized by the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles of Quebec as part of the process of certifying recommissioning agents for mechanical systems in buildings.

Western Europe

CBCP and CBCF Certifications are appreciated in the French market. The High Quality Environmental Standard (HQE) is a French label for green building in France and the new management system requires commissioning.

Connect With CBCP

Find a CBCP in the Certified Professionals Directory, or see what they’re saying by visiting your local AEE Chapter or joining a LinkedIn group. Energy professionals continuously tell us that they stay ahead in the industry by getting involved in the community.

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