HVAC Certification Testing Center at Brownson Technical School

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Brownson is a major testing center for the HVAC industry

Get HVAC Certified at our On-Site Testing Center in Anaheim, California

HVAC Certification ensures the competence of HVAC professionals by measuring skills and knowledge and can be important when employers are looking to hire or promote and showcase a business’ advanced knowledge and expertise.

Brownson Technical School is proud to be a major training and testing center for ANY student or professional who wants to become certified as an HVAC professional or pursue advanced certification.

Your training will prepare you to become certified in the following:

  • EPA Section 608 certification – Must have at least TYPE II to graduate.
  • HVAC Excellence Air Conditioning, Employment Ready tests.
  • NATE Core
  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction

The only one that is mandatory that they pass is the EPA.

EPA/Section 608 Certification

EPA/Section 608 of the US Federal Clean Air Act requires all persons who work with regulated refrigerants to be certified. This Universal certification covers:

  • Core
  • Type I
  • Type II
  • Type III
  • If you pass Core, Type I, Type II, and Type III, you receive “Universal” certification.

Brownson Technical School proudly uses the ESCO organization for our Section 608 EPA tests. ESCO is the largest Section 608 testing provider and their customer service is second to none. Outside individuals may also receive the training. Please call for more information.

NATE Certification

An advanced HVAC certification for professionals with 3 or more years of experience.

NATE Certification covers:

  • Safety, Tools, Soft Skills
  • Heat Transfer & Comfort
  • Electrical
  • Specialty content areas

NEBB and RSES Certification

NEBB (National Environmental Balancing Bureau). In addition to being one of the largest Air Balancing organizations in the world, NEBB is now authorized as an ATTCP (Certifier) for Mechanical Acceptance Testing. Currently, Brownson Technical School is one of only two training centers in California authorized to do the hands-on training and evaluation for their certification.

It is anticipated that RSES (Refrigeration Service Engineers Society) will be authorized to become an ACCTP (Certifier) in the second quarter of 2018. It is anticipated that Brownson Technical School will do their hands-on training and evaluation as well.

Mechanical Acceptance Testing is found in Part 6 of the State of California’s energy code, Title 24. This is the component required for an employer’s certified technician or third party entity to test non-residential (commercial and multi-family residential) equipment prior to a building permit approval for newly installed or modified non-residential HVAC equipment. The training facility and equipment for this training and examination has been approved by the California Energy Commission. This will become mandatory (we believe) by the end of 2018.

NOTE: This training and certification are subject to the ATTCP (Acceptance Testing Technician Certification Provider) which is NEBB or soon to be RSES approval process. This certification will start with approval to either NEBB or RSES as either a Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician (MATT) or an Acceptance Testing Employer (ATE).

A proctored test is part of the approval process for both the Acceptance Testing Employer (ATE) and technician (MATT).  A Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician (MATT) must have a minimum of 36 months of experience working with HVAC controls. This is verified by the ATTCP, NEBB or RSES.

All Acceptance Testing Employers (ATE) and Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician (MATT) must pass an ESCO test prior to certification. Brownson Technical School can provide this testing for either NEBB or RSES, through ESCO.

HVAC Excellence Certification

All Brownson students (and outside technicians with two or more years of documented field experience may opt to) take these challenging, written certification exams that help validate their in-depth knowledge in discipline-specific areas.

At Brownson, we can help you with the preparation you need. Click here for more information on HVAC Excellence’s Employment Ready national certification.

HVAC Excellence covers:

  • Electrical
  • Electric/Gas/Oil Heat
  • Air Conditioning (including Light Commercial)
  • Light Commercial/Basic Refrigeration and Charging Procedures
  • System Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety
  • Residential & Light Commercial Hydronic Heat
  • Fuel Oil/Natural Gas Combustion
  • …and more!

PLEASE NOTE: Whether you need Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician precertification testing for NEBB or RSES, employment ready certification, subject matter expert (SME) certification, or you want to test to become a Certified Master HVAC Educator (CMHE), Brownson can proctor all of these tests. Being certified proves your competency to your employers and your customers. Certification highlights your area of expertise and shows that you have the training needed to provide quality, professional service.

OSHA Outreach Training

Brownson Technical School offers an OSHA 10 hour card in construction as a normal part of our training. Outside individuals may also receive the training. Please call for more information.

Contact Brownson Today to Create your Certification Plan

We would be more than happy to talk about the processes and steps needed to earn your professional certifications. Please fill out the form, or for immediate help call or text 714-774-9443