ASHRAE has certified more than 2,300 professionals who have demonstrated their knowledge and expertise in the HVAC&R industry. Gain a competitive edge by earning an ASHRAE certification in commissioning process management.The CPMP certification, an ANSI accredited certification program, validates competency to do the following:
Develop and manage the whole building commissioning process with the owner.
Value of CPMP Certification
- Demonstrate competency in critical building commissioning knowledge, skills and abilities,
- Elevate your reputation among peers, in the workplace and among clients,
- Comply with local, state and federal requirements,
- Meet FBPTA requirements in up to 35 competency area performances.
Earn a CPMP certification
Check Your Eligibility.
Review the eligibility criteria on page 2 of the Candidate Guidebook to see if you are eligible to sit for the exam.
Apply Online in Just 5 Minutes*
The ASHRAE member discounted application fee is $395(non-member - $545). After ASHRAE approves your application to sit for the exam, you will receive instructions how to schedule a computer-based test (CBT) at 1 of over 300 locations.
Notes: Non-native English speakers may apply to receive an additional 30 minutes of testing time.
Schedule Your Exam.
Testing centers are available worldwide. You must register for and take the examination within 90 days of the approval of your application.
Get Ready to Take Your Exam
Take the Practice Exam
Become more familiar with CPMP exam content and difficulty with this 30-question, Online Practice Exam.
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These Certification FAQs can help. Please call 678-539-1113 or email with any additional questions.
Announcement: Updated Commissioning Certification Requirements in 2017
Periodically certification scheme requirements undergo a review and revision to ensure relevancy and validity. Beginning Sept. 15, 2016, ASHRAE’s Commissioning certification program will validate competency against the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines scheme requirements for the Building Commissioning Professional set forth by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (CWCC), with the goal of achieving Department of Energy (DOE) recognition of services provided by these certificants by the summer of 2017. The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES is the developer, publisher of and holder of copyright in the Guidelines. This certification will be called the ASHRAE Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP). Application for the CPMP certification, currently recognized by more than 13 national, state and local government bodies, will continue to be offered through September 30, 2016. Learn more >>
Beginning Feb. 1, 2017, regardless of recertification deadline, CPMPs will be able to recertify as a Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP). Learn more >>
BCxP Certification FAQs
Renew your CPMP certification
Earn 45 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Certificants are required to renew their certification every three years. The purpose of renewal is to ensure that a level of continuing competence is maintained through acceptable professional development activities in subject matter related to the certification earned. To be eligible for certification renewal, forty-five (45) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) must be earned. See a list of acceptable PDH activities. Complete recertification information can be found in the certification Candidate Guidebook.
Submit your Recertification Application
By December 31 of the final year of your three-year certification period, submit a completed recertification application attesting to having earned 45 acceptable PDHs, together with an application fee ($195 for members, $295 for non‐members).
Apply for recertification now!
Announcement: 2017, 2018 & 2019 Renewal Classes
To ensure the continued validity and relevance of its Commissioning certification scheme, beginning with the 2017 class of renewals, ASHRAE’s Commissioning certification program will validate continuing competency against the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines scheme requirements for the Building Commissioning Professional set forth by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (CWCC), with the goal of achieving Department of Energy (DOE) recognition of services provided by these renewing certificants by the summer of 2017. The National Institute of Building Sciences is the developer, publisher of and holder of copyright in the Guidelines. CPMPs who renew against these scheme requirements will earn the ASHRAE Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) designation.
The benefits of recertifying as a BCxP versus applying for the BCxP certification for CPMPs are a shorter exam and a lower application fee. Also, CPMPs with 2018 and 2019 renewal dates who renew in 2017 will be able to recertify as a BCxP with a prorated number of PDHs and at a prorated application fee. Learn more >>
CPMP Recertification as BCxP FAQs
Watch this brief presentation to learn more about how CPMPs will be able to add value to their ASHRAE commissioning certification through recertification beginning in 2017.