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 possessing knowledge 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 (MATTs) 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.
  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 and 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 MATE candidate has documented:

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