The AABC (Associate Air Balance Council) offers 4 different types of AABC certification for members. The certifications are as follows:
- Test and Balance Engineer (TBE): According to the AABC, all members must have at least one TBE on staff at all times as they are the person responsible for certifying all test and balance reports. The great thing about this is that it immediately creates a demand for engineers with AABC certification. This person must have a minimum of 8 years of testing and balancing experience. If you have an engineering degree, they will credit you 4 years experience. In order to become certified, you must pass the AABC TBE certification exam which is administered in Washington DC or at one of their Annual meetings. The exam covers:
- Air and Water balance
- Sound and Vibration testing
- Fan and Pump laws
2. Test and Balance Technician: All technicians working for an AABC agency must be certified. You must have 4 years of test and balance experience and have been working for an AABC agency for a minimum of 12 months. You are required to obtain field and classroom training as well as pass an exam to become certified.
3. Cleanroom Certification: You must already be a TBT or TBE to obtain cleanroom certification. You will be responsible for understanding cleanroom applications and testing procedures. You must pass the cleanroom certification exam in order to become certified.
4. Commissioning Certification: This person performs functional tests for HVAC systems in the building commission process. Qualified candidates must show knowledge with the commissioning process. You must pass a real-life examination to become certified.
All of the info above was taken from the AABC official website. Please check with their site for more information about how you can obtain your AABC certification.
Category: HVAC Certification