Earn a commissioning certificate from UW–Madison, which recognizes your knowledge of the ASHRAE Commissioning Process. Expand your career opportunities and gain recognition for your skills. To earn the Qualified Commissioning Process Provider (QCxP) certification, you must complete the required courses and pass the certification exam.
Choose Your Preferred Course Option
The course requirement has two options:
- Option 1: Complete The Commissioning Process for Delivering Quality Constructed Projects, plus at least one listed elective course. View Option 1 courses and exam.
- Option 2: Complete Leading the Commissioning Process: Step-by-Step Strategies for New Construction Projects.
View Option 2 course and exam.
Whichever course option you choose, you must also sign up for the Certification Orientation/Review and Examination.
The courses do not have to be taken consecutively. Enrollment in the examination requires completion of commissioning process courses.
Cost: $2,970 (courses + exam taken together) or $3,265 (course + elective + exam taken separately)
Take the required course, one elective, and the exam.
Elective Courses (choose one)
Take both the required course and exam.
Both course options are suitable for everyone; they cover the same material, but with a different focus.
- Option 1 is a great choice for anyone new to the ASHRAE Commissioning Process (CxP), and it covers more about the purpose of commissioning, why the CxP starts in pre-design, the CxP tasks, and the costs/benefits. This course is aimed toward building owners and commissioning authorities (CxAs), and is great choice for anyone wanting extra focus on any of the elective topics.
- Option 2 doesn’t spend as much time on the purpose or benefits – instead it spends more time on how to do each CxP task, with daily workshops and more interactive sessions (such as writing checklists, performing some test procedures, etc.) This course was written by the Building Commissioning Association to train CxAs, although it is often attended by other team members who want to learn the CxA’s role.
- Commissioning authorities (CxA’s)
- Commissioning process managers
- Project managers
- Facility owners
- Facility managers
- Facility operating and maintenance staff
- Architects, engineers, contractors, and related project team members who are implementing the commissioning process or working with CxA’s
- Individuals with backgrounds in design, construction, project management, mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems, QA/QC, or related fields who are (or will be) implementing the commissioning process
Is This Certification for Me?
You decide what works best with your current career path.
Additional certifications are available once you have earned the QCxP and are awarded based on completed projects.