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Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

Building Enclosure Commissioning Certification Examination See upcoming dates

Course Overview

Gain a marketable and industry-recognized certification as a professional knowledgeable in the building enclosure commissioning process.

Why UW?

The UW–Madison Commissioning Process certifications provide the opportunity for individuals with varying levels of professional experience to gain recognition. This feature, in addition to the focus on the full ASHRAE Commissioning Process, creates an opportunity for individuals to distinguish their capabilities and highlight their unique career paths.

Earn either the Accredited Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP) certification or the Accredited Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE) certification or both upon successful completion of the relevant coursework and exam.  Full information on the University of Wisconsin commissioning certifications is available here.

Who Should Attend?

  • Building enclosure commissioning professionals or authorities 
  • Building enclosure commissioning process specialists 
  • Commissioning process authorities 
  • Commissioning process team leaders

Additional Information

Please Note: The eligibility requirement for pursuing commissioning certification through this course is the enrollment and successful completion of the course, Commissioning Building Enclosure Assemblies and Systems.  Enrollment in both courses can be done consecutively when available.


Ian McIntosh

Dr. Ian McIntosh, PhD, CxM, is a program director for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs (InterPro). He joined the InterPro Facilities and Building Systems team in December 2020 after being a frequent lecturer and course developer for the previous 20 years. His responsibilities include teaching, directing and business development for commissioning certification courses related to project management, existing buildings, and building enclosures. He is also the owner and founder of ianTEACH LLC, which provides innovative and strategic performance-based training and coaching to engineers, architects, construction and facilities management professionals in various sectors of the national building industry.

He is an Accredited Commissioning Process Manager (CxM) with over twenty years of dedicated experience in Total Building Commissioning (a quality process) and has managed numerous energy, commissioning, retro-commissioning, and LEED® commissioning projects throughout the nation. As a Commissioning Provider and Mechanical Engineer, Dr. McIntosh has prepared and led several Owner's Project Requirements (OPR) workshops, written and integrated numerous commissioning specifications, co-invented and implemented electronic bar-coded checklists, system manuals and tracked owner cost savings. He has also executed hands-on in-depth field work, performed functional performance testing of complex HVAC systems/subsystems and coordinated full-scale operation & maintenance (O&M) and user training programs.

Ian holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) and earned his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Solar Energy Lab at UW-Madison. He and his wife of 18 years like to spend quality time with their four children.

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