California Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician & Employer Certification Provider


BECOME CERTIFIED

TECHNICIANS

Why get certified?

The Standards dramatically increase market demand for documented mechanical acceptance testing by certified technicians 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 training. The Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician candidate must have the required experience, meet the NEMIC eligibility requirements, and 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 Energy Efficiency Standards
  • Mechanical Acceptance Test Procedures and Documentation
  • Constant Volume System Control
  • Variable Volume System Control
  • Air Side Economizers
  • Air Distribution System Leakage
  • Demand Controlled Ventilation
  • Automatic Demand Shed Controls
  • Hydronic Valve Leakage
  • Hydronic System Variable Flow Controls
  • 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
  • Automatic Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Air Handling Units and Zone Terminal Units
  • Distributed Energy Storage DX Air Conditioning Systems
  • Thermal Energy Storage Systems

With the 2019 Standards, NEMIC expanded to a two-tier MATT program. MATT-1 certificants meet the prequalifications as described above and are certified to perform the most common Mechanical Acceptance Tests, listed here [link to MATT-1 acceptance test list].

MATT-2 certificants, identified as MATT certificants for previous cycles of the CEC Standards with the NEMIC ATTCP, also hold ICB TABB Technician certification, and are certified to perform all the Mechanical Acceptance Tests required by the CEC Standards. [link to MATT-2 acceptance test list].


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

The Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician certification exam is an open book exam administered by the International Certification Board.

 

EMPLOYERS (CONTRACTORS)

As a certified mechanical Acceptance Test Technician Certificate Provider (ATTCP), the National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC) coordinates training, certification, and oversight of the Mechanical Acceptance Test Employers (MATEs) who are individuals knowledgeable of the Mechanical Acceptance Test work performed by contactors employing Mechanical Acceptance Test Technicians (MATTs).

Who is eligible to become a NEMIC certified Mechanical Acceptance Test Employer (MATE)?

Individuals employed by a contractor that also employs NEMIC certified Mechanical Acceptance Test Technicians (MATT) are eligible to become a certified MATE by NEMIC.


What is the process for becoming a certified Mechanical Acceptance Test Employer (MATE)?

1.  Complete a MATE 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 MATE class.

3.  Upon successful completion of the NEMIC MATE class you will be issued a Certificate of Completion.

4.  Once training is complete, schedule and take the online MATE Exam.

5.  Upon successful completion of the MATE Exam, you will be certified as a MATE by NEMIC for the current code cycle.

6.  You will then be contacted to renew every new code cycle (approximately every 3 years) as required to remain a certified MATE.

 


What does the online MATE class include?

At least four hours of instruction covering the following areas:

·    California Building Energy Efficiency 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 MATE examination?

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

·    NEMIC eligibility requirements,

·    Certificate of Completion of the approved training program developed and administered by the National Energy Management Institute.

The Mechanical Acceptance Test Employer certification exam is administered by the International Certification Board. The MATE examination is open book and can be taken entirely online

Start your certification process to become a Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician

Fill out and submit an application online


 

Start your certification process to become a Mechanical Acceptance Test Employer

  • ·    Go to www.icbcertified.org

    ·    Click on Home and then Apply for Certification

    ·    Click on Acceptance Testing Employer and then "Get Certified Now" (located at the bottom)

    Fill out and submit an application online