To help you excel in your career as a building commissioning professional, CIET offers a number of courses that will help you increase your skills and knowledge in commissioning and recommissioning.


Today, we’re going to take a closer look at two of the courses to help you determine which one is right for you – Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) and Advanced Course on Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx).


But first, it’s important to understand the differences between new building commissioning, which is the focus of CBCP, and existing building commissioning, the focus on Advanced EBCx.

New Building Commissioning

Commissioning ensures that equipment is sized appropriately for the building, installed correctly, and calibrated for optimal performance and energy savings. It is an intensive quality assurance process that begins during the design of a new building and continues through construction, occupancy, and operation. 


Commissioning is ideal for: New construction or new system installation, whereas recommissioning is ideal for underperforming facilities including operational buildings that need smaller repairs, replacements, and resets.

Existing Building Commissioning

With existing building commissioning, the building owner may not realize what their facility needs until after the building has been operational for some time. EBCx is the re-optimization process for existing buildings that have already been either commissioned or retrocommissioned.


EBCx is ideal for buildings that have begun to ‘wear’ or for owners who are looking for ‘green’ energy solutions for their pre-existing mechanical systems.



Note: there is a module on existing building commissioning in the CBCP course, whereas the Advanced EBCx course doesn’t touch on new building commissioning.



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The ideal participants for each of the programs will fit into one of the following categories:



Ideal participants for CBCP

Ideal participants for Advanced EBCx

  • Energy managers
  • Building/facility managers
  • Commissioning professionals and agents
  • Building owners and managers
  • Project managers
  • Commissioning consultants
  • Developers and architects
  • Engineers
  • Construction managers
  • EBCx service providers
  • Building operations staff
  • Energy managers
  • Program/project managers
  • Technical supervisors
  • Municipal building managers
  • Engineering professionals with experience in HVAC and power systems
  • Property management firms
  • Control technicians and building automation supervisors
  • AI building control specialists


Here’s a closer look at the programs and their individual benefits.

Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)

A quick overview of the CBCP course:

  • 5-day program
  • Covers all technical phases of commissioning projects
  • Reviews the best practices currently used
  • Provides details on the principles of both new building commissioning and existing building commissioning
  • Leverages case studies to examine all aspects of building commissioning


The Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) program will help prepare you to take the CBCP exam and leave you will well-rounded knowledge of the best practices used in commissioning projects.


Learn more about CBCP.

Advanced Course on Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx)

A quick overview of the Advanced EBCx course:

  • 4-day program
  • Covers the stages of the existing building commissioning process in detail
  • Examines best practices for the investigation stage
  • Reviews energy and system-based savings calculations
  • Teaches participants how to implement EBCx measures


The Advanced Course on Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) gives participants a thorough understanding of the EBCx process and how to maintain the benefits throughout the life cycle of a building. It is an ideal program for professionals who find themselves needing knowledge of the existing building commissioning process to excel in their daily job responsibilities.


Learn more about the Advanced EBCx course.

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