Idaho State Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

June 2001
BOARD EXPRESSES OPINION ON "BUILDING COMMISSIONING " In response to an inquiry from Larry V. Osgood, P.E., Administrator of the State Department of Administration, Division of Public Works, the Board expressed an opinion regarding services provided by a Commissioning Authority or Commissioning Agent or Commissioning Consultant. Services performed include participation in design, installation and start-up. The Board opinion stated, in pertinent part, "After reviewing the services performed by the Commissioning Agents, the Board concluded that persons performing those services would be practicing professional engineering as defined in Idaho Code and that those services could only be performed under the responsible charge of a person licensed as a professional engineer."
Posted by David G. Venters, PE, CPMP
Performance Engineering Group, Inc.