As more facilities are using fume hoods in their research laboratories, there is a demand for certified, competent contractors to make sure a facility's fume hoods are operating effectively. Certification in Fume Hood Testing will offer hospitals, laboratories, and educational facilities proof of technical knowledge and skills to test fume hoods for effectiveness.

Fume Hood Certification Requirements

In order to become NEBB Certified in Fume Hood Testing, a firm must:

  • Be a NEBB Certified firm in TAB or Cleanroom or, be in the business of testing fume hoods.
  • Have operated for a minimum period of 12 months continuously with an employee as a firm specializing in fume hood testing.
  • Enjoy a reputation for integrity and responsible performance. Six letters of endorsement, five from consulting engineers, architects or building owners and the sixth may be from a contracting firm. All should reflect work that the applicant firm has completed.
  • Be affiliated and in good standing with a local NEBB Chapter.
  • Possess the various instruments and equipment which are required; the local NEBB Chapter must visually confirm compliance.
  • Confirm in writing that it will conform to the NEBB guidelines for the calibration and maintenance of the instruments and equipment required.
  • Possess the current NEBB Procedural Standards for Fume Hood Testing.
  • Designate in writing one or more supervisors who will represent the firm and be responsible for the supervision of fume hood testing work. The supervisor must meet minimum qualifications.

QUALIFICATION FOR FUME HOOD Certified Professionals

  • For information on Fume Hood Certified Professional requirements, click here.

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