ACG's Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) certification is available to independent industry professionals who lead, plan, coordinate and manage commissioning teams to implement commissioning processes in new and existing buildings. Independence is verified at the time of initial certification and must be re‐verified using this form any time a CxA program participant changes employers.
Refer to the CxA Candidate Handbook for full information on the CxA program.
A separate application is required for each person who is applying for independence re‐verification. Please type clearly and neatly, filling out all sections of the application. Individuals who submit incomplete applications will be notified that the applications will not be processed.
Confirmations and other important information will be sent to you via email. Please ensure all of your contact information is correct.
Submit applications with all required attachments to the ACG Certification Department.
Please submit the following required attachments with the completed application: 1. Signed/dated CxA Code of Ethics form 2. Full Payment
The CxA Certification Council reserves the right to verify any information submitted as part of the application and to request further information or documentation from the applicant as needed.
Applicants will be notified via email when a completed application is received. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing of CxA independence re‐verifications.
One of ACG's core principles is the importance of independent, third party commissioning. Therefore, ACG will verify that the individual's current employer is an independent commissioning company.
ACG defines an independent commissioning company as one that provides independent commissioning services in accordance with the ACG Commissioning Guideline, and does not also provide services that present conflicts of interest, such as manufacturing of equipment or system components, installation or other contracting, construction, or others that could affect the ability of the applicant to render an objective commissioning report.
If you change employers during the CxA independence verification process, during the certification cycle, or at any point in the future, you are required to notify the CxA Certification Department so independence can be re‐verified.
By completing, signing, and submitting this application I acknowledge that I:
Further, if this application is accepted, I agree:
The CxA Certification Council established this Code of Ethics to promote honesty and integrity among Certified Commissioning Authorities, as well as quality workmanship in accordance with industry standards. Violation of one or more tenets of the CxA Code of Ethics on the part of CxA certification holders may result in disciplinary procedures and sanctions, including: demands to cease and desist; written reprimand; written reprimand with remediation; censure; suspension, revocation, or permanent revocation of certification; and/or dismissal from committees of the Board of Directors and/or Certification Council.
Certification holders are required to uphold and abide by the tenets of the CxA Code of Ethics, as a condition for certification and recertification. CxA certification holders pledge to:
By agreeing to and signing the CxA Code of Ethics statement, CxA certification holders also acknowledge that the CxA certificate and marks are the property of ACG and agree to return the certificate to ACG and discontinue use of the ACG Certified Commissioning Authority designation and related marks when required to do so.
The Certification Council requires adherence to the Code of Ethics by all certified individuals and requires individuals to return a signed copy of the Code of Ethics to the certification body as a condition of applying for and maintaining certification.
Any individual may file a complaint against a certified person and complaints shall be fully investigated and adjudicated by the Certification Council. All complaints must allege a violation of the Code of Ethics and shall be investigated according to the rules and procedures of the Certification Council which shall allow for due process.