California Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician & Employer Certification Provider


BECOME CERTIFIED

TECHNICIANS

Why get certified?

The new legislation will dramatically increase market demand for mechanical acceptance testing in commercial buildings. If you want to be part of this growing work opportunity, you must be certified.


What technician prequalification do I need?

Participation in the technician certification program is limited to persons who have at least three years of verifiable professional experience and expertise in mechanical controls and systems as determined by the Mechanical ATTCPs to demonstrate an ability to understand and apply the Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician certification training. The Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician candidate must hold a current TABB Certification and must complete the Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician training as offered by the International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry (ITI).

The Mechanical Acceptance Technician Training covers the following areas:

  • California Building Standards
  • Mechanical Acceptance Test Procedures and Documentation
  • Constant Volume System Control
  • Variable Volume System Control
  • Air Side Economizers
  • Air Distribution System Leakage
  • Demand Control Ventilation
  • Demand Shed Control
  • Hydronic Valve Leakage
  • Supply Air Temperature Reset Controls
  • Condenser Water Temperature Reset Controls
  • Outdoor Air Ventilation Systems
  • Supply Fan Variable Flow Control
  • Boiler and Chiller Isolation Controls
  • Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Packaged Direct Expansion Units
  • Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Air Handling Units and Zone Terminal Units
  • Distributed Energy Storage DX Air Conditioning Units
  • Thermal Energy Storage Systems

What is the process for becoming a certified mechanical acceptance test technician?

The NEMIC ATTCP will verify that the Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician candidate has documented

  • At least three years of work experience,
  • Holds a current TABB Technician Certification; and
  • Certificate of Completion of the approved training program developed and administered by the International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry.

The Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician certification exam is an open book exam consisting of 80 questions which must be answered in four (4) hours.

 

 

EMPLOYERS (CONTRACTORS)

As a certified mechanical Acceptance Test Technician Certificate Provider (ATTCP), the National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC) provides training, certification, and oversight of the mechanical Acceptance Test Employers (ATE) that employ mechanical Acceptance Test Technicians (ATT).

What Employers are eligible by NEMIC to become a certified mechanical Acceptance Test Employer (ATE)?

Employers who have a proper California license and employ NEMIC certified Acceptance Test Technicians (ATT), are eligible to become a certified mechanical ATE by NEMIC.


What is the process for becoming a certified mechanical Acceptance Test Employer (ATE) ?

  1. Complete an ATE application at www.icbcertified.org
  2. Once your application is approved, you will be contacted with a unique code and instructions to take an online ATE class.
  3. Upon successful completion of the NEMIC ATE class you will be issued a Certificate of Completion.
  4. Contact your local JATC to schedule a mechanical ATE Certification Exam.
  5. Upon successful completion of the ATE Exam, you will be certified as an ATE by NEMIC for the current code cycle.
  6. You will then be contacted to recertify every new code cycle (approximately every 3 years) as required to remain a certified ATE.


What does the online ATE class include?

At least four hours of instruction covering the following areas:

  • California Building Standards
  • Overview of the Mechanical Acceptance Test Employer Training & Certification Process
  • Overview of Mechanical Acceptance Test Requirements
  • Updates and recent changes to the code

What is included in the ATE examination?

The mechanical ATE examination is an open book exam consisting of 25 questions which must be answered in two (2) hours.

Start your certification process to become a Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician

The candidate who wants to become a certified Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician must hold a TABB certification.

Please click here if you hold a current TABB Certification.

Please click here if you do not hold a current TABB Certification. 


 

Start your certification process to become a Mechanical Acceptance Test Employer