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Sound and Vibration Measurement Testing Certification Requirements

NEBB’s Sound Measurement and Vibration Measurement programs provides certification of firms and individuals that meet the criteria established by NEBB.


Sound or Vibration Measurement Testing Requirements for Firms

Certification for Sound or Vibration (S or V) is open to firms that meet NEBB criteria, including: 
  • Have operated for a minimum period of 12 months continuously as an engineering firm; BSC firm; mechanical contractor; plumbing contractor; fire protection contractor; electrical contractor; testing contractor; or an adjusting and balancing (TAB) contractor.
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  • Enjoy a reputation for integrity and responsible performance. Six letters of endorsement from building owners or contract awarding authorities in the firm's area are required. Firms who are already NEBB Certified in another discipline will not need these letters.
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  • Be a member in good standing with a local NEBB Chapter.
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  • Possess, or have availability to, the various instruments listed below which are required for Certification.
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  • Confirm in writing that it will conform to the NEBB guidelines for the calibration and maintenance of the instruments required for Certification.
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  • Possess the current NEBB Procedural Standards for Measurement of Sound and Vibration.
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  • Designate in writing the Designated Certified Professionals who will represent the firm and be responsible for the Sound and/or Vibration Measurement and Testing.

Sound Certified Professional Certification Requirements

NEBB also establishes professional qualifications for the supervision and performance of work in the Sound Measurement 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.
 
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o Have at least two years of supervisory experience in Sound Measurement.

B. Hold an Associate's Degree in Engineering Technology from and accredited institution
 
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o Have at least four years of supervisory experience in Sound Measurement.

C. Have a minimum of four years of experience in Sound Measurement.
 
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o Have four years of supervisory experience in Sound Measurement.

o Eight years of total experience.

D. Have a minimum of four years of HVAC system installation or service experience.
 
OR

o Attended an approved training session directly related to Sound Measurement.
 
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o Have a minimum of six years of experience in performing Sound Measurement with at least four of those years in a supervisory position.

o Ten years of total experience.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Sound Measurement by passing the NEBB Online and Practical exams.


Vibration Certified Professional Certification Requirements

NEBB also establishes professional qualifications for the supervision and performance of work in the Vibration Measurement discipline.  The Certified Professional requirements include: 
  • Have experience equal to either of the following:
E. Hold a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree from an accredited college or university
 
AND

o Have at least two years of supervisory experience in Vibration Measurement.

F. Hold an Associate's Degree in Engineering Technology from an accredited institution
 
AND

o Have at least four years of supervisory experience in Vibration Measurement.

G. Have a minimum of four years of experience in Vibration Measurement
 
AND

o Have four years of supervisory experience in Vibration Measurement.

o Eight years of total experience.

H. Have a minimum of four years of HVAC system installation or service experience.
 
OR

o Attended an approved training session directly related to Vibration Measurement.

AND

o Have a minimum of six years of experience in performing Vibration Measurement with at least four of those years in a supervisory position.

o Ten years of total experience.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Vibration Measurement by passing the NEBB Online and Practical exams.
 
 
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