CBCP vs. Advanced RCx

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 Building Recommissioning (RCx).


But first, it’s important to understand the differences between commissioning, which is the focus of CBCP and recommissioning, the focus on Advanced RCx.


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.


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


Recommissioning 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 recommissioning in the CBCP course, whereas the Advanced RCx course doesn’t touch on 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 RCx

  • 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
  • Building recommissioning (RCx) 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 (recommissioning)
  • 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 Building Recommissioning (RCx)

A quick overview of the Advanced RCx course:

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


The Advanced Course on Building Recommissioning (RCx) gives participants a thorough understanding of the recommissioning 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 recommissioning process to excel in their daily job responsibilities.


Learn more about the Advanced RCx course.

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COVID-19 Information for CIET'S Fall 2021 Training Calendar – CIET will continue with virtual training!

Last Updated: May 18, 2021


CIET to continue Virtual Real-Time classroom training this fall!

With well over 100 virtual real-time courses delivered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and based on feedback received from more than 1,600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered this fall will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms.


This will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you  the peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality of training that you expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping the 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.




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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!


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The CIET Team
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