Certification Orientation/Review and Examination For Accredited Commissioning Process Provider

Upcoming dates (3)

Jul. 20-31, 2024


Course Overview

Become an Accredited Commissioning Process Provider with a commissioning certification from UW-Madison. Gain a marketable, independently-recognized certification to highlight your knowledge of the ASHRAE 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 the Qualified Commissioning Process Provider (QCxP) certification upon successful completion of the coursework and exam. Additional certifications are available to those with project experience who currently hold the QCxP.  Full information on the University of Wisconsin commissioning certifications is available here.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has completed the required coursework may sign up to take the examination.

Additional Information

Please Note: To enroll for the certification exam, you must also complete the required coursework.  Visit this page to see the course options and requirements. 

You may take the courses and examination in the same week, or different weeks.  Once you have completed the required courses, you may enroll for any future exam.

Course Outline

Online review & exam agenda

Download the online course agenda here in pdf format.

Review Topics

UW Commissioning Process Certifications and Exam Format

  • Review of schedule for exam and helpful hints
  • Overview of UW certifications
  • Exam structure and study recommendations
  • Practice exam

CxP Concepts and Terminology Review

  • OPR and Owner’s Process
  • Commissioning process plan
  • Quality and verification

Related Industry Organizations

  • Others involved in buildings or commissioning

Exam Structure

The exam can be taken once, anytime between the first and last date listed above.  There are four parts to the online exam, as shown below.  The parts must be taken in order beginning with Part 1.  It is recommended that you have three hours of uninterrupted time prior to accessing the exam; however each of the parts can be taken separately as long as all four parts are completed before the end of last exam date.

  • Part 1, 75 Minutes
  • Part 2, 35 Minutes
  • Part 3, 25 Minutes
  • Part 4, 15 minutes


Joy Altwies

Joy Altwies, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP+, is a program director for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs. Since 2004, Dr. Altwies has developed and taught continuing education courses emphasizing high-performance building design and construction, mechanical system design and operation, energy efficiency, and commissioning. She is also the program director of the Master of Sustainable Systems Engineering (SSE) degree program and an instructor of two graduate courses in the program.

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Joy Altwies

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