The BCCB â€“ Setting the Standard for Commissioning Competence
PORTLAND, OR The Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB) announces that its Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024:2012. This Standard sets the bar for how all certifications should be built. The BCCB built the CCP based on the ISO/IEC 17024 and received accreditation to the revised 2012 standard. This version of the Standard, along with adopting the Job Task Analysis and Eligibility Requirements from the Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (a Council of the National Institute of Building Sciencesâ„¢), allowed the BCCB to achieve this prestigious recognition.
BCCB accreditation created the opportunity to apply for and receive recognition under the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines program. The guidelines will assist Federal agencies, and contractors serving them, in the successful implementation of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act, and the Veterans Skills to Jobs Act.
"We are pleased to recognize the Building Commissioning Certification Board's Certified Commissioning Professional credential as in alignment with the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines," said Dr. Jason Hartke, Program Manager of the Commercial Buildings Integration program at BTO. "BCCB's commitment to helping to develop a highly skilled workforce that is able to properly leverage numerous technological advancements will be essential to improving energy efficiency in the buildings sector."
Additionally, with this accreditation the CCP now meets the definition of certified commissioning professional in the new Washington State Energy Code.
The CCP distinguishes itself as an individual portable certification. This Commissioning Certification is not tied to your company - it goes where you go. CCPs also agree to all the BCxA Essential Attributes as part of their commitment. The BCCB set a high bar from the beginning to attract candidates of the highest caliber, with the sophisticated qualifications that would set this certification apart from others. This continues to be the mission of the BCCB board and current CCPs.
"This is a proud moment for the BCCB Board and all CCPs. It has been a long process but one we believe will better the profession," said BCCB Board President, Tim O'Neill. The BCCB, along with its sister organization, the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA), has always been committed to the development of highly qualified commissioning providers.
"ANSI accreditation, and the globally recognized CCP certification it administers, is a major distinction for a commissioning provider's comprehensive commissioning portfolio of knowledge, skills and abilities," said BCxA Board President Bruce Pitts. "We are very excited that the BCCB has accomplished this milestone."