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NEBB Announces New Process Commissioning Certification

NEBB is pleased to announce the new Commissioning Process Professional (CxPP) Certification Program.  The NEBB CXPP certification will be DOE recognized; all certificants will meet any specification calling for "certification recognized by the Department of Energy through its Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines project".  NEBB has submitted its preliminary application for ANSI Accreditation of this program.

Why is the certification important?

DOE Recognition:  NEBB used the Commissioning Professional Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Certification Scheme and will be achieving accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024.  The Department of Energy (DoE) and General Services Administration (GSA) will recognize our CXPP certification as high quality, industry endorsed, and nationally recognized.

Why will this credential be specified in the near future?

The purpose of the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines is to assist certification programs, workers, employers, building owners and managers, energy efficiency program administrators, and government officials in developing and identifying a more consistent and comparable workforce.

Proliferation through Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) Requirements:  Market demand for a high-quality workforce through government and industry recognition of accredited workforce credentialing programs.  For example: local AHJ commissioning ordinances, Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act, employers, building owners, certification programs, and more.

Will this certification replace the existing NEBB Technical Commissioning Certifications?

No.  NEBB’s Technical commissioning programs are in addition to this certification.  There is no Firm Certification available for the CxPP program at this time.

I would like to get certified.  How do I get started?

The first step in the certification process is for you to submit a CxPP Application for Candidacy. Once the application is approved, you will receive instructions to register to take the CxPP examination at a Kryterion Testing Center near you.  The application is on pages 28-31 of the CxPP Candidate Handbook.

How much does it cost to become CxPP certified?

·         Application Fee:  A non-refundable $100 Application Fee is required when you submit your Application for Candidacy.

·         Exam:  The CxPP exam is offered on demand at more than 350 test centers within the United States and more than 700 test centers worldwide. Specific examination locations are listed at For more information, please contact (All required documents, forms and applications must be approved and associated fee paid prior to scheduling the CxPP exam.)

·         Certification Fee:  After you pass the exam, you must submit a final Certification Application to NEBB, including a $50 annual certification fee and one-time $30 certificate fee.

There is an additional cost to obtain recommended reading material (see below).

How do I prepare for the CxPP certification exam?

NEBB’s CxPP Sourcebook includes the recommended reading materials for qualified candidates preparing for the NEBB CxPP certification examination.  The CxPP Sourcebook is a compilation of industry handbooks, guidelines and standards.  These documents can also be purchased separately from their publishers at a substantially higher cost.  For more information, please click here: Recommended Reading Materials.






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