Certified Commissioning Professional Certification

The Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) is an individual who leads, plans, coordinates and manages a commissioning team to implement commissioning processes in new and existing buildings. Earning your certification means that you have demonstrated expertise in knowledge and experience in the commissioning process and technical knowledge to deliver the tasks, with the skills and abilities using the required equipment and resources.  This mark in your professional development will allow you to demonstrate to client references and employers that you have passed a national examination from the Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB). Being a certified commissioning professional demonstrates your mastery of the profession and assures clients and colleagues that you deliver superior building services with a proven record of success that is recognized around the world. The Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB) was formed in 2004 as an autonomous board of the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) for the purpose of recognizing building commissioning practitioners who demonstrate an established level of competence in the field, satisfy rigorous educational, training and experience requirements and take and pass the CCP certification examination. Successful candidates are awarded a certification and have the right to use the Certified Commissioning Professional™ (CCP™) designation. The BCCB also recertifies certificants who demonstrate evidence of continued professional competence every three years. The BCCB is responsible for all aspects of the CCP Credential.  This recognition is supported by the CCP Registry, providing a central source for the public, consumers, employers and the government to confirm CCP credentialing. To seek the CCP credential candidates must meet the mandatory experience requirements, the minimum education and training requirements, and agree to a series of questions concerning background information. Candidates must also agree to abide by the BCCB Code of Ethics, and to practice according to the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) Essential Attributes of Building Commissioning. In addition the candidate must take and pass the CCP written examination. To maintain the credential CCPs must remain in good standing with the BCCB and meet the recertification requirements.


Eligibility is established by asserting/documenting the minimum education, training and education requirements as described below. Mandatory Experience Requirements: To be considered for CCP candidacy candidates must participate in a minimum of three commissioning projects. The projects may not include one- and two-family residential buildings. Over the scope of services provided on the three projects the applicant must have participated in a minimum of six of the following eight activities:

  1. development of an Owner’s Project Requirements/Current Facility Requirements(OPR/CFR);
  2. develop commissioning plan;
  3. review of a design;
  4. perform field verification;
  5. oversee performance testing;
  6. correction of deficiencies;
  7. training;
  8. prepare commissioning report.

Note: For all three commissioning projects, candidates are required to provide a client reference to verify the project and the quality of the work. See Verification of Applicant Eligibility in the Candidate Handbook. Education and Experience Requirement Matrix: Recognizing a combination of education and experience, where completion of higher education requirements is accepted in lieu of experience and higher levels of experience is accepted in lieu of greater education, candidates must meet a minimum education and experience as outlined in the table below:

Education Experience
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.

CCP Candidate Bulletin

For full details about the qualifications, process and examination, please review the CCP Candidate Bulletin.

Applying for the CCP Credential

The CCP application is available online here.

It is an interactive Microsoft Word document designed to be downloaded and completed on the applicant’s computer. The CCP Application must be filled out in its entirety, and must include either a physical or electronic signature, both of which are considered binding. Applications will not be accepted without payment. Please see the Application for complete fee information. All CCP related correspondence, scores, and certificates will be mailed to the candidate’s preferred address, or sent via email, as indicated on the application.

Save the document in a PDF format using the following naming format: Last_First_CCP_App.pdf

Email the document to Certification@bcxa.org or print and mail the document with payment to: BCCB, 1600 NW Compton Drive, Suite 200, Beaverton, OR 97006.

Applications will be processed within 15 business days of receipt. If an application is approved, candidates will receive email instructions concerning examination registration procedures and testing options.


CCP certification credentials are valid for a period of three (3) years. CCPs must complete all recertification requirements every three (3) years. Renewal of CCP certification involves completing a recertification application and being approved for recertification by the BCCB. To be recertified, CCPs must show:

  1. evidence of continued competence, as demonstrated by continued work experience,
  2. continuing education,
  3. and/or other related professional development activities as described in the Candidate Handbook.

The BCCB will communicate with the CCP six months prior to the end of the recertification period, with information about submission of the recertification documentation. For all CCPs receiving their certification after January 1, 2015 please contact certification @bcxa.org for your application and process. For all CCPs who received their certification prior to January 1, 2015 please contact certification @bcxa.org for your application and process. Questions? Review the Certification FAQs and then email questions to certification@bcxa.org.

CCP Equivalency Letter

This letter can be included with any qualifications submission to demonstrate to a building owner how the Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) meets or exceeds any commissioning certification requirements that may be requested. Download the CCP Equivalency Letter