California Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician & Employer Certification Provider


FAQ

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the NEMIC ATTCP program by technicians, employers and engineers

Frequently Asked Questions by Technicians

1.  What are the requirements to become an ATTCP-certified technician? 
2.  What is the cost to become an ATTCP-certified technician?
3.  Is it a state requirement to become certified?
4.  Can I become an ATTCP-certified technician if I work for a non-union contractor?
5.  Can I perform acceptance tests if I do not work for an ATTCP-certified employer?
6.  Are there annual fees required to maintain certification?
7.  How do I register to become a certified Technician?
8.  How long is the certification valid?
9.  Are Continuing Educational Units required to maintain certification?
10. Do I need a contractor’s license to become an ATTCP-certified technician?
11. Is training required to become an ATTCP-certified technician?
12. Is there a cost for training?
13. Can I become an ATTCP-certified technician if I work for a testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) firm?
14. Can I become a certified technician if I work for a mechanical installation firm?
15. Do I need to be certified to use the nonresidential data registry?
16. What is the cost to use the nonresidential data registry?
17. Am I required to upload mechanical acceptance forms into the nonresidential data registry?
18. Do I still need to leave paper copies of the mechanical acceptance test results on the jobsite?
19. Which mechanical acceptance tests are required on a job?
20. Is there review process for certified Acceptance Test Technician?
21. Is there a cost for required reviews?
22. How do I recertify if I fail an audit?
23. Can I contest a failed audit?
24. Who enforces the ATTCP program?
25. Who completes mechanical Certificate of Acceptance forms?
26. Can I be a certified Acceptance Test Technician if I own the company?
27. What tools and equipment are required to become a certified Acceptance Test Employer?
28. Are mechanical acceptance tests required on all jobs?
29. Can I perform mechanical acceptance tests if the company I work for is the installing mechanical firm?
30. Can I perform acceptance tests if the company I work for is the testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) or commissioning firm on a project?

 

Frequently Asked Questions by Contractors

1.   What is the cost to become a “Certified Employer”?
2.   Is it a state requirement to become certified?
3.   Can I become a certified Employer if I am a non-union contractor?
4.   Are there annual fees required to maintain certification?
5.   How do I register to become a certified Acceptance Test Employer?
6.   How long is the certification valid?
7.   Are Continuing Educational Units required to maintain certification?
8.   Do I need a contractor’s license to become a certified Acceptance Test Employer?
9.   Is training required to become a certified Acceptance Test Employer?
10. Is there a cost for training?
11. Can I hire anybody to perform mechanical acceptance tests?
12. Are all of my employees required to be certified to perform acceptance tests?
13. Can my company become a certified employer if we are a testing, adjusting and balancing firm?
14. Can my company become a certified employer if we are a mechanical install firm?
15. Do I need to be certified to use the state Database registry?
16. What is the cost to use the database registry?
17. Am I required to upload test forms into the Nonresidential Data Registry?
18. Do I still need to leave paper copies of the acceptance test results on the jobsite?
19. Who decides which acceptance tests are required on a project?
20. Can we charge a fee for acceptance tests that fail?
21. Can we charge for retesting?
22. Who enforces the program?
23. Who completes the acceptance test forms?
24. Can I be a certified Acceptance Test Technician if I own the company?
25. What tools and equipment are required to become a certified Mechanical Acceptance Test Employer?
26. Are acceptance tests required on all projects?
27. Is there a cap to what I can charge to perform mechanical acceptance tests?
28. Can our company perform mechanical acceptance tests if we are the installing mechanical firm?
29. Can our company perform mechanical acceptance tests if we are the testing, adjusting and balancing or commissioning firm on a project?

Frequently Asked Questions by Mechanical Design Engineers

1. What are the requirements of the acceptance test certification program?
2. What are the responsibilities for the design engineer in the acceptance test program?
3. Can an engineer become a certified Acceptance Test Technician?
4. Can an engineering firm become a certified Acceptance Test Employer?
5. Is it a state requirement to become certified?
6. Can I perform acceptance tests as a mechanical engineer without becoming certified?
7. Are there annual fees required to maintain certification?
8. Who can become a certified Acceptance Test Technician?
9. How long is the certification valid?
10. Are Continuing Educational Units required to maintain certification?
11. Do I need a contractor’s license or engineer’s license to become a certified Acceptance Test Employer?
12. My firm performs mechanical systems commissioning, do we still need to become certified to perform acceptance tests?
13. s training required to become certified as an employer or technician?
14. Is there a cost for training?
15. Can I become a certified technician if I work for an engineering firm?
16. Do I need to be certified to use the Nonresidential Data Registry?
17. What is the cost to use the Nonresidential Data Registry?
18. Am I required to use the Nonresidential Data Registry?
19. Do I need to approve the mechanical acceptance test results if I am the mechanical engineer of record?
20. Which mechanical acceptance tests are required on a project?
21. Is there a complaint process for tests performed improperly?
22. Is there a cost for complaint investigations?
23. Who enforces the acceptance test program?
24. Who completes acceptance test forms?
25. What tools and equipment are required to become a certified employer?
26. Are the acceptance tests required on all projects?