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CSA to colour code membership certificates - 20th July 2022

To make it quick and easy for clients and customers to identify members on site and in tenders and bids the CSA have decided to colour code our membership certificates. Click the members tab above and then the appropriate membership title.

The following changes will start now with any new members and all current members will receive the new colour coded certificates when membership expires for 2022 on 31st December.

CSA to colour code membership certificates

For more information, please see this PDF

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May grade 4 exam now closed. Next Grade 4 exam will be October 2022 - 30th June 2022

May grade 4 exam now closed. Next Grade 4 exam will be October 2022 - date to be advised - If you would like to sit the exam, please e-mail Julie at the CSA office - e-mail:  We will send you a "Mock" Grade 4 Exam paper which gives a selection of the type of questions asked in the exam.  Please note that a better pass rate is achieved if you have worked through the Distance Learning Courses.

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Commissioning - the progressing of a completed installation to full working order.
But when does the process begin?

People often think of commissioning as the final exercise in bringing a building into use. However, to ensure occupants can properly use any building, commissioning needs to be considered at the very outset of the project and throughout each stage.

At the 2022 CSA Conference: Making Buildings Work speakers from across the commissioning and construction industry will provide insight into the correct way to design, plan and install building services to ensure optimum best practice and in turn a successful commissioning phase, leading to an effective and efficient building.

Join us on Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at The Gherkin, London.

Find out more at

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2022 DATES FOR ITCM 2-DAY COURSE - 7th February 2022

Introduction to Commissioning Management 2-day Course

Established in 1990, the CSA is an association for the commissioning industry within the construction world. Its membership comprises commissioning industry companies, individual commissioning engineers and associated companies (such as equipment manufacturers and instrument suppliers), who have a vested interest in ensuring that the commissioning function in today's complex built environment is carried out to a uniformly high standard.

With an already established and renowned portfolio of training courses, the CSA has constructed the ‘Introduction to Commissioning Management’ course to give real life insight and guidance to the entire Commissioning Management Process.

This 2-day course is split into 8 sessions, providing exercises to assess and guide Delegates through specific activities.  Each session contains:

  • the source material
  • detailed guidance through the process
  • an interactive session “exercise” to end each session

On successful completion of all 8 sessions each delegate will be awarded a CSA Introduction to Commissioning Management certificate and CSA members who are a Grade 5 and have the relevant path of development experience would then be able to apply for their Grade 6.

Course Location
Various Locations – see course dates.

Course Dates 2022
Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 September - Milton Hill House, Oxford
Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 November - Milton Hill House, Oxford

Course Pricing

This unique 2-day course is priced at £650.00 + VAT for CSA Members and £750.00 +VAT for non-members.

For further information and to express interest in attending this important training course, please contact Julie Parker or Joanne Rowe at the CSA on

+44 (0)1403 754 133 or by email at

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COMMISSIONING ENGINEERS COMPENDIUM 2015 EDITION - Digital Edition - 16th December 2020

Now available online.

Click here to order

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TM17 DPVC fundamentals & commissioning - now available - 25th October 2018


This Technical Memorandum is intended to explain the theory and practice of:

How Differential Pressure Control Values (DPCV) control water flow rates.  The effect on flow rates as 2 port control valves open and close.  How DPCVs are commissioned.

By understanding how a DPCV works and how flow rates can vary in zones controlled (protected) by a DPCV, the Commissioning Engineer should be better equipped to understand and interpret commissioning results in relation to DPCV systems.

Available free to CSA members as a download from the CSA Website or £24.00 to non members.  Contact the CSA office 01403 754133 e-mail:


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