ACG schedules CxA workshop dates
The AABC Commissioning Group has a series of dates for future workshops and exams scheduled. The next exam is Nov. 13, 2012, in San Francisco.
The next AABC Commissioning Group's (ACG) CxA Workshop and Exam will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2012, at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.
The 5-hour CxA Workshop includes discussion of the commissioning process as described in the ACG Commissioning Guideline, as well practical insight on skills, strategies, communication and documentation protocols essential to applying the process on "real world" projects. The Workshop also provides preparation for candidates taking the ACG certification exam, which is administered to approved candidates that same afternoon (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.).
In addition to the workshop, which is the last scheduled for 2012, the ACG also has a Commissioning webinar scheduled for Dec. 6, 2012.
Confirmed 2013 dates for the ACG CxA Workshop and Exam include:
- January 29, 2013 - Dallas, Dallas Convention Center (held in conjuction with the AHR Expo)
- April 17, 2013 - Chicago (Rosemont), Ill., InterContinental Chicago O'Hare (held in conjuction with 9th Annual ACG Conference)
Workshops and webinars are offered on a first come, first serve basis. More information can be found here.
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