Certified Commissioning Supervisor
Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB)
TABB certifies that individuals are competent and trained in commissioning HVAC systems to Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) standards. To qualify, applicants must be working for a contractor that makes contributions to the National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC). Applicants also must have one of the following:
- A 4-year degree in engineering with at least 1 year of experience in HVAC installation or design
- A 2-year degree in HVAC with at least 3 years of experience in HVAC installation or design
- ITI certification as a TAB technician and 5 years of experience in HVAC installation or design, at least one year of which must be in testing, adjusting and balancing
- 5 years of experience in testing, adjusting and balancing and a written recommendation for the exam by the applicant's employer, who must be eligible to be an ICB/TABB certified contractor, except for the requirement of employing a Certified Commissioning Supervisor
Eligible applicants may attend a training session when scheduled. Sessions are conducted by the National Energy Management Institute and cover the commissioning process and technical topics using the SMACNA Commissioning of HVAC Systems standards as a guideline. Participants receive a certificate of completion.
Applicants must pass a 2.5-hour written exam that's available immediately after the training or at testing centers in most major cities. The test is open-book with multiple choice questions. The passing score is 70%.
- Application: $50
- Training: free to eligible applicants
- Renewal: free
Certification is renewable every 2 years. Certificants must retain employment with a TABB-approved contractor and earn 6 CEUs.