Overview

The Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) course is aimed at not only preparing participants to successfully pass the exam and earning the CBCP designation, but also reviewing all phases of commissioning projects and learning the best practices currently used.

At its core, building commissioning comprises quality-focused projects that serve to provide documented confirmation that building systems function according to criteria set forth in project documents to satisfy owners’ operational needs. ​Such projects have been proven to be important because buildings that operate suboptimally tend to have poor indoor air quality and comfort, consumer higher levels of energy, and produce equipment failures. Conversely, buildings that are properly commissioned typically have fewer change orders, tend to be more energy efficient, and have lower operation and maintenance cost. Commissioning can also restore existing buildings to high productivity through renovations, upgrades, and tune-ups of existing systems.

This five-day course is designed to meet the training needs of those who need to know the technical details of the commissioning process – from pre-design, through to the operations phase. The training also provides considerable detail on the fundamental principles of both new building commissioning and existing building commissioning (often called recommissioning). The trainer leads participants through an examination of all aspects of building commissioning by looking at dozens of case studies from successfully completed projects in hospitals, data centers, airports, university campuses, school districts, commercial buildings and more. Participants are also encouraged to produce real-world examples of their own through class dialogue and a few interactive exercises.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to book and take on the CBCP exam online via ProctorU.

 

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 Note: CIET is the exclusive delivery partner for the CBCP training program in Canada. Should you want to attend CBCP training and come from outside of Canada, please visit AEE’s website.

 

Key Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Discern in which context a commissioning project should be undertaken and when.
  • Fully understand each aspect of the commissioning process (pre-design phase, design phase, construction phase, occupancy phase).
  • Be exposed to commissioning best practices for building types such as hospitals, offices, universities, data centers, and airports.
  • Be aware of the interactions between commissioning and other standards and design frameworks.
  • Understand the main tenets of recommissioning (RCx) and existing building commissioning (EBCx) and how they are utilized in real-world scenarios.
  • Grasp the implications of commissioning projects on building systems and O&M responsibilities.
  • Present your own project experiences and see how they might be adjusted based on a new understanding of commissioning.
  • Have an overview of commissioning software tools and smart building commissioning.

 

Audience

  • Energy managers.
  • Building/facility managers.
  • Commissioning professionals and agents.
  • Building owners and managers.
  • Project managers.
  • Commissioning and recommissioning consultants.
  • Developers and architects.
  • Engineers.
  • Construction managers.

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams. Upon enrollment, you will receive the information you will need to enjoy a great training experience.

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Course starts! 9:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 11;00 AM 11:30 AM
Training 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Morning Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Training 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Training 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Break 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Training 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Course Ends/ Trainer Help Desk Opens! 4:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Optional Help Desk (Q&As) 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Agenda

  • Module 01 – Building Commissioning History, Philosophy and Fundamentals
  • Module 02 – Introduction to Building Commissioning
  • Module 03 – Prominent Resources of Building Commissioning Guidelines and Organizations
  • Module 04 – New Building Commissioning
  • Module 05 – LEED BD+C Commissioning
  • Module 06 – Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) and Retro-Commissioning (RCx)
  • Module 07 – LEED O+M Commissioning
  • Module 08 – Building System Commissioning Know-How
  • Module 09 – Best Practices
  • Module 10 – “Brain-Storm Session” (Part I & II)
  • Module 11 – Commissioning Software Tools
  • Module 12 – Smart Building Commissioning 

Trainers

Song Deng
M.S., P.E., C.E.A., C.B.C.P., C.M.V.P., R.E.P., M.C.B.C.P., AEE Hall-of-Fame

Song formerly served as an Associate Director at the Energy Systems Lab of Texas A&M University, where he directed an internationally leading group of researchers, engineers, technicians and graduate students implementing building energy efficiency projects with an annual R&D/consulting budget over $8 million. He was the lead Principal Investigator for a comprehensive energy management program on the Texas A&M University campus, for which cumulative savings exceeded $90 million over a period of 16 years. Teamed with Dr. W. Dan Turner, the two personally walked through and assessed more than 600 buildings and campuses globally during the past three decades, leading cutting-edge data-driven energy conservation and asset/resource management programs that resulted in measured and documented avoided costs and energy savings over $250 million. They co-developed DOE/AEE’s MCBCP® certification course and AEE’s CBCP® International certification course. Song is also on the World Bank’s roster of energy efficiency experts.

In 2010, Song and Dr. Turner co-founded the Theory of Nodal Partners, which reflects their view of today’s world, IT, energy and utility supplies, transportation and consumption, smart grid of everything, interplay and readiness.

Currently, as the CEO/Technical Advisor at Austin, TX-based Bee (Building energy efficiency, BeeUSA.com), Song consults and lectures worldwide in the scientific fields of monitoring & platform-based life-cycle building commissioning, master planning, asset and resource management, ESPC, UESC, and PACE independent 3rd party M&V and integrated quality assurance, energy efficiency, O&M, sustainability and resiliency, smart buildings/campus/grid, CHP, TES, district and micro-grid, big data analytics and fog intelligence.

Eligibility Criteria

Education

 

Experience

Four-year degree in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field;

OR

Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.)

or

Registered Architect (R.A.)

AND

At least 3 years of experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation or operation, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning

Two-year technical degree, or vocational school certificate in HVAC/Electrical; or valid HVAC or Electrician contracting license;

OR

Four-year non-technical degree in a field not specified above

AND

At least 5 years of experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation or operation, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning

NONE

 

At least 10 years of verified experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation or operation, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning

Current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)

Recognition

Certification Process

STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR

All CBCP candidates must complete the Certified Building Commissioning Professional 5-day Training Program. After completing your seminar registration, go to STEP TWO below.Completion of a preparatory training seminar is required to sit for the CBCP exam.

 

STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CBCP CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

  • A specific link will be given to you through your registration email in order to access our certification platform. There you will be able to complete all required fields and submit your application to us.

  • The open book CBCP exam will be administered remotely. You will have a period of at least two weeks to schedule your exam with Proctor U. This allows for great flexibility in finding a suitable time for you. You will receive all instructions in the week prior to the course. Please wait to receive your official Proctor U invitation email in order to book your exam date and time. No other action is required from you regarding Proctor U at this time. In the meantime, you will find the information needed to conduct the exam by consulting the ProctorU Guidelines.

This document contains step-by-step instructions that show the invite and scheduling process: ProctorU_Invite and scheduling process

Sample emails that candidates can expect to receive from ProctorU are shown here: ProctorU-sample-Email-Examples

Details about the onboarding process can be found here: ProctorU_OnboardingProcess

Information for candidates themselves to troubleshoot issues with ports, firewalls, and the LogMeIn Rescue Applet are provided in the following document: Procotor U-troubleshooting issues

Exam postponement and rescheduling requests policy

Should you wish to reschedule your exam under another cohort, you may do so yourself through the same link remitted by Proctor U, however you must reschedule no later than 72 hours before your scheduled exam time.

Should you wish to postpone the exam to the next session, there is a $150 + tax penalty fee unless you demonstrate medical proof.

Notification of Exam Results

You should expect to receive your exam results by email within 60 days of taking the exam. If you have successfully passed the exam and your candidacy has been approved by the certification board, you should expect to receive your certificate by mail within 45 days of receiving your exam results. If you failed the exam, you would have the possibility to retake it after at least 60 days of the original examination date.
Your CBCP Application form must be submited before your score can be released. Please do not call CIET about your test results before the end this outlined delay period.

Rewrite exam requests

You must contact CIET at info@cietcanada.com to register for your exam retake. The costs are the following: $150 plus taxes.

Review by Certification Board

If you receive a passing score and have submitted your CEM Application form, and if your file is complete including all supporting documents, your file will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. You will be notified at that time that you will receive the Board’s approval or denial within sixty days.

Use of CBCP Designation

A Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, and all forms of address. Certification is for individuals only. The CBCP designation may not be used to imply that an organization or firm is certified.

Application Deadlines

Your completed application must be received 3 weeks prior to date of the examination for which you wish to sit in order to guarantee that you are pre-registered for the examination. After this date, you may be required to complete a waiver on-site if your name is not pre-registered.

Maintaining Certification

Upon completion of the official CBCP title, a CBCP must accumulate ten professional continuing education units (10 CEU’s) every three years at a cost of US $300 (converted into Canadian dollars) and submit a completed Renewal Form to the Certification Renewal Director to remain certified. CBCP renewal notices are mailed in the 3rd year of certification six months prior to the expiration date, which falls on December 31 of that year.

For Additional Information About CBCP Certification…

If you have any questions about CBCP certification, please contact the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) at

phone: 1-800-461-7618
email: info@cietcanada.com.

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CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 ... with a Twist! 

Last Updated: November 8, 2021 

 

CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 … with a Twist! 

 

With well over 200 virtual real-time courses delivered since March 2020 and based on feedback received from more than 2,500 participants, CIET is happy to announce that all public training sessions offered between January and June 2022 will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms, with one exception. We’re very excited about our very first in-person course since March 13, 2020: a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) session to be held in downtown Toronto from April 4 to 8, 2022. 

 

Keeping our courses virtual will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner that protects both our participants and trainers regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality that you would expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad regardless of geographical location. 

 

That being said, we really hope to be able to deliver (1) a much broader in-person offering in the fall of 2022 (2) while still offering significant pan-Canadian virtual training.  

 

Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers, and partners, as well as public health recommendations. 

 

We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms! 

 

 Best regards, 

The CIET Team 

info@cietcanada.com 

647 255-3107