CxA Workshop In-Person


Membership & Certification

ACG’s Upcoming In-Person CxA Workshop & Exam Opportunities

Who Should Attend?

  • Commissioning Providers
  • MEP Engineers
  • Energy Managers
  • Building Owners
  • Facility Managers
  • O&M Managers
  • Architects
  • Other Building Professionals

What is Covered?

  • Introduction to the Commissioning Process
  • New Building Commissioning
    • Pre-Design Phase
    • Design Phase
    • Construction Phase
    • Acceptance Phase
    • Post-Acceptance Phase
  • Existing Building Commissioning

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

Submit CxA Application Online

Instructor Bios

Darren Draper, PE, CxA, LEED AP, Epsten Group, A Salas O’Brien Company has 16 years of experience in the building services industry. He serves as commissioning agent on a wide range of facilities including university buildings, research laboratories, healthcare facilities, and data centers. He performs commissioning and retro-commissioning for HVAC, DDC controls, electrical, and plumbing systems. He also performs site investigation, equipment evaluation, corrective action, replacement part orders, energy-use evaluation, and reporting.

Derek De Jesus, CxA, is an expert in medium voltage power systems, life safety, lighting control, security systems, power distribution and emergency power systems, and has extensive field and on-site experience, and an in-depth knowledge of mechanical and control systems required for validation and integration of multidisciplinary systems.

Al LaPera, CxA, EMP, With 42 years of professional experience, Al has worked on a broad range of building types, including educational, healthcare, and commercial facilities. He is well versed in the design and analysis of HVAC systems and providing engineering services, including planning, analysis and construction observation from project inception through construction administration. His engineering expertise focuses on systems commissioning, energy analysis and energy auditing.

Loren Morris, PE, CxA, EMP, LEED AP, is a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Commissioning Authority who has been involved in the construction industry since 1995. He has provided building commissioning and related services for a wide variety of industries and clients.  Loren has been employed with a “contractor” role with building automation systems contractor, and a “designer” role for mechanical engineering consulting firms. Experience in each of these roles has helped to provide him with insight and perspective into the challenges that each of these disciplines brings, as well as unique involvement with the commissioning industry.

CxA Workshop

97% of attendees said the CxA Workshop provided applicable and valuable new knowledge, ideas, and information.

ACG offers certification and continuing education opportunities for qualified independent commissioning providers through CxA Workshops.

Upcoming CxA Workshop & Exam: 

April 29-30, 2024 in San Diego, CA (in conjunction with CxEnergy 2024)

Approved for 12 AIA LUs.

CxA Workshop and Exam Class Formats:

The 2-day, 12-hour CxA Workshop includes a discussion of the commissioning process as described in the ACG Commissioning Guideline, as well as valuable practical insight on skills, strategies, and communication and documentation protocols essential to applying the process on “real world” projects. This highly interactive workshop includes many small-group breakout activities, where attendees will use project case studies to develop and discuss samples of key commissioning deliverables. The workshop is followed by the ACG certification exam, which is administered to approved candidates at the conclusion of the workshop.

AIA-Approved Continuing Education: Each offering of the ACG Commissioning Workshop and Webinar is AIA-approved for continuing education learning units. The 1-day Commissioning Workshop counts as 5 LU Hours, and the 2-day Commissioning Workshop counts as 12 LU Hours. All attendees will receive a certificate verifying learning units after completion of the Workshop.

Note: The instructional portion of the CxA Workshop is open for all to attend.

You Might Be Eligible for a Training Incentive

Who qualifies for this program? An employee of a Potomac Edison customer OR be engineering consultants, HVAC/control designers, or contractors who have active or recently completed projects within Potomac Edison’s territory. The territory covers Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, and parts of Montgomery, Howard, and Carroll counties.

This program covers 80% of the course cost, up to $1,000 per student per course.

Please fill out this survey or email us at [email protected] to begin the rebate process. You will need to present proof of payment, a W-9 for the company that paid, and evidence of course completion if for a previously-taken course.