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Building Systems Commissioning Certification Requirements

NEBB’s Building Systems Commissioning program provides certification of firms and individuals that meet the criteria established by NEBB.

Building Systems Commissioning Certification Requirements for Firms

NEBB certifies firms to ensure strict compliance to its high standards and procedures. Each Certified Firm must meet an array of criteria, including:

  • Have operated for a minimum period of 12 months continuously with an employee as an engineering firm; mechanical contractor; plumbing contractor; fire protection contractor; electrical contractor; testing contractor; or an adjusting and balancing (TAB) contractor.
  • Enjoy a reputation for responsible performance. Six letters of endorsement from building owners or contract awarding authorities in the firm's area are required. 
  • Be a member in good standing of a local NEBB Chapter.
  • Own the BSC instruments which are required for NEBB certification in Building Systems Commissioning.
  • Possess the current NEBB Standards for Building Systems Commissioning.
  • Designate in writing the Designated Certified Professional who will represent the firm and be responsible for the administration of Building Systems Commissioning.

 


Building Systems Commissioning Certification Requirements for Certified Professionals

NEBB also establishes professional qualifications for the supervision and performance of work in the BSC discipline.  The Certified Professional requirements include: 

 
Have experience equal to either of the following:

 

A. Hold a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree from an accredited college or university, and have at least two years of supervisory experience in building systems design, building systems installation, Building Systems Commissioning, Building Systems Testing, or TAB.


B. Hold an Associate's Degree in Engineering Technology from and accredited institution, and h
ave at least four years of experience in performing Building Systems Design, or Building Systems installation, or BSC, or Systems Testing, or TAB, and have two years of supervisory experience in building systems design, building systems installation, Building Systems Commissioning, Building Systems Testing, or TAB, six years of total experience.


C. Have a minimum of four years of experience in performing Building Systems Design, or Building Systems installation or BSC, or Systems Testing, or TAB, and h
ave four years of supervisory experience in Building Systems Design, or Building Systems installation or BSC, or Systems Testing, or TAB, eight years of total experience.


D. Have a minimum of four years of Building Systems design or installation related experience (which could include accredited apprenticeship), and h
ave a minimum of two years of experience in performing Building Systems Design, or Building Systems installation or Building Systems Commissioning, or Systems Testing, or TAB, and have in addition, a minimum of four years of supervisory experience in Building Systems Design, or Building Systems installation or BSC, or Systems Testing, or TAB, ten years of total experience.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of HVAC Building Systems Commissioning by passing NEBB BSC Technical and Procedural Standards exams.
 
 
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