National Credential
Credential: Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)  ANSI resource
Credentialing Agency: Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCxA)

The Building Commissioning Certification Board's Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) is an advanced credential for the experienced individual looking to distinguish themselves professionally. A commissioning professional leads a team and implements the commissioning process in new and existing buildings. Candidates must meet mandatory experience and education requirements in order to be considered eligible for this credential. Experience must include participating in a minimum of three commissioning projects. The exam covers all aspects of the commissioning process including managing a project, commissioning new and existing buildings, and conducting training.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 12K Plumber MOS some          
Enlisted 12T Technical Engineer MOS some          
Warrant Officer 120A Construction Engineering Technician WOMOS other        

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Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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A detailed analysis comparing the credential requirements to the military occupation has been completed. Click on the gap analysis icon to view the analysis page.

Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCxA)
1600 NW Compton Dr
Ste 200
Beaverton, OR  97006
Phone: 877-666-2292
Fax: 503.747.2903
Email: info@bcxa.org

Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)

Candidates must have participated in a minimum of six of the following eight activities: Develop an Owner’s Project Requirements/Current Facility Requirements (OPR/CFR), Develop a commissioning plan, Review of a design, Perform field verification, Oversee performance testing, Correction of deficiencies, Training, and/or Prepare a commissioning report.

Candidates must participate in a minimum of three commissioning projects. The projects may not include one- and two-family residential buildings.

Candidates must demonstrate a satisfactory combination of education and experience. Those with lower levels of education must compensate with higher levels of experience. A requirements grid can be found on the BCCB website.

The Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidate's must agree to abide by Building Commissing Certification Board's Code of Ethics.

Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)

  • Managing Commissioning Projects (18%)
    • Identify the scope of the project
    • Develop a commissioning team
    • Manage a commissioning budget
    • Identify commissioning deliverables
    • Participate in VE activities
    • Review project documents
    • Monitor the construction/project schedule
    • Participate in project meetings
    • Conduct commissioning meetings
    • Track defi ciencies (issues log)
    • Facilitate risk assessment as it relates to commissioning activities
    • Assess pass/fail criteria for functional test results
    • Identify tasks for completion of commissioning processes
  • Preparing Commissioning Documentation (19%)
    • Assist in developing the OPR/CFR
    • Create system/equipment list
    • Create commissioning process tracking matrices
    • Develop the commissioning plan
    • Develop commissioning schedules
    • Develop communications plans
    • Create commissioning specifi cations
    • Write system verification checklists
    • Create FPTs
    • Determine site visit protocols (logistics)
    • Develop issues logs
    • Document commissioning meetings
    • Write commissioning reports
    • Create systems manuals
    • Develop end of warranty review processes
  • Conducting Commissioning Activities (24%)
    • Plan commissioning construction activities
    • Monitor commissioning construction activities
    • Facilitate the completion of construction checklists
    • Facilitate the acceptance phase
  • Managing Training Activities (4%)
    • Develop training plan
    • Facilitate training coordination meeting
    • Facilitate training activities
    • Conduct training follow-up activities
  • Completing Warranty Phase Activities (5%)
    • Facilitate off-season testing
    • Troubleshoot facility issues
    • Measure energy performance
    • Facilitate end of warranty meeting
  • Conducting Existing Building Commissioning (23%)
    • Determine Scope of Project
    • Conduct a building performance assessment
    • Conduct a systems assessment
    • Conduct a site investigation
    • Recommend corrections and improvements
    • Oversee implementation of corrective measures
    • Conduct performance verifications
  • Conducting Ongoing Commissioning (7%)
    • Measure IEQ performance
    • Evaluate building systems performance
    • Review building operating plan
    • Review maintenance activities
    • Accommodate space/function changes
    • Implement corrective actions
    • Publish measurement and performance results to stakeholders

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) credential has the following recertification information:

  • CCP certification is valid for three years. Certification holders must complete a recertification application and be approved by BCCB, show evidence of continued competence, as demonstrated by continued work experience, complete Continuing education, and/or other related professional development activities as described in the CCP Candidate Handbook.

    Certification holders who do not complete recertification requirements will have their certification suspended. Total credential revocation will follow within 6 months if the recertification requirements are not met.