UW-Madison offers individuals the opportunity to gain a marketable, independently recognized educational certification as a professional knowledgeable in the commissioning process. These unique certifications offer applicants recognition for their skills, through a combination of training, examination, and proof of professional experience. The certifications include:
QCxP – Qualified Commissioning Process Provider (also QCP)
Each applicant will receive the entry-level accreditation of QCxP upon successful completion of the required course(s) and exam. There is no application form for QCxP. Once the applicant has received the QCxP, they may apply for any of these four certifications at any time:
CxAP – Accredited Commissioning Process Authority Professional (also CAP)
Acknowledges applicants who have served as the primary commissioning authority during all project stages (pre-design through occupancy) on a minimum number and size of projects.
CxM – Accredited Commissioning Process Manager
Distinguishes applicants who have managed commissioning process activities within their organizations, such as university, utility, or government programs.
CxTS – Accredited Commissioning Process Technical Service Provider (also CTS)
Highlights the skill and experience of applicants who have provided commissioning services primarily in select project stages, on small or limited scope projects, or who provide key technical support to commissioning activities.
GCxP – Accredited Green Commissioning Process Provider (also GCP)
Recognizes individuals who lead the commissioning process activities as commissioning authorities (the CxP team leader) on new or existing building projects that emphasize green and sustainable building principles.
All certifications require that the applicant:
- Complete the required UW commissioning process courses. These courses may be taken at different offerings, but must be completed prior to taking the exam.
- Complete certification orientation sessions and successfully complete the examination. All fees for courses and orientation/examination must be paid in full or with an authorized purchase request prior to taking the exam.
Application forms are only accepted while the applicant holds an active (not expired) QCxP certification. During their renewal year, applicants must complete the renewal process and pay any credential maintenance fees due that year prior to submitting an application. Certifications are renewable every five years.
Please Note: The application process is currently on hold awaiting updates to the submission process. For QCxP holders preparing applications, please hold your materials until the application portal is reopened (expected reopening by mid-2021).