Apply for CxA Certification


Membership & Certification

Applying for CxA Certification

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Complete The CxA Application Online

Also, please feel free to click here to download the CxA Application Form.  

Applications must be received by the ACG Certification Department at least 21 days in advance of testing at an ACG event.***

All CxA Applications must now include supplemental documentation to be submitted as a prerequisite:

– All supporting documentation of any degree, diploma, or if applicable, P.E. or Architect License. An application will not be considered complete until all supporting documentation is submitted.

3rd party verification for every commissioning project submitted. To view and dowload the 3rd party verification form: click here. This form should be used by the CxA Candidate to request verification of work performed on the listed commissioning project.


CxA Eligibility Requirements Table
Please refer to the full application and the candidate handbook for complete information, but the following table provides a quick look at the primary eligibility requirements:

CxA Candidate Handbook

Download the CxA Candidate Handbook for comprehensive information regarding the CxA certification program and the new examination.


About the New CxA Examination

The updated CxA exam consists of multiple choice questions designed to test a person’s ability to understand and apply commissioning concepts, and analyze the types of issues CxAs typically face on the job.  This exam is based on the new occupational guidelines for Building Commissioning Professionals that was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy.


CxA Examination Reference List

Following is a list of the references that were used during development of the CxA certification examination.  This list is made available to individuals who are pursuing CxA certification and want to enhance their ability to apply commissioning concepts.  This is not intended as a comprehensive list of all materials available to CxA candidates.


CxA Certification Data

For the 12-month period ending 12/31/2023, 169 candidates were approved to take the CxA exam. Of those, 109 passed the CxA certification exam, for a passing rate of 65%. As of January 5, 2024, there were 1,207 active CxAs.