Test and Balance Specialist


All CAABC member agencies must have at least one Test & Balance Specialist on staff. The TBS is responsible for overseeing technical operations of the company, reviewing and certifying testing and balance reports as well as providing supervision and training of technicians.

To be eligible for certification as a TBS, the applying individual must have a minimum of eight (8) years test and balance experience. Applicants with engineering degrees will receive four (4) years credit towards the experience requirement.

The TBS examination is an 8-hour written exam that tests the applicants' knowledge and technical competence in air and water balance, sound and vibration testing, fan and pump laws, instrumentation and psychometrics.

Candidates who pass the exam are issued a TBS Certification Number and an Annual Certificate. Certification is renewable on an annual basis and is only valid while employed by a CAABC member firm.