An increasing number of engineers, architects, general contractors, and government entities are mandating certified professionals to inspect, maintain, repair and replace HVAC fire and smoke dampers and smoke control systems.
Certifications, particularly those accredited by an unbiased, independent, third-party organization such as ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), provide demonstration of that proof, ensuring the certified professional possesses the knowledge and skills required for the particular HVAC task at hand.
- The ICB certification program is designed to follow the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity Assessment to ensure all certification activities are consistent and reliable and conflicts of interest have been eliminated. Doing this helps the ICB protect its integrity and ensure the validity of its program.
- In addition to following the international standard, the ICB is also accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), an unbiased, independent third-party entity.
- ANAB accreditation includes rigorous review of ICB policies and procedures to demonstrate how the ICB satisfies requirements of the international standard.
- After accreditation is awarded, an annual review is conducted by an ANAB assessment team to identify any changes to the certification program and to verify continued conformance to the international standard. The ICB has been accredited since 2008.