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    CERTIFICATION MANUAL Version 170501

    As proved by the International Certification Board on May 2, 2017

  • © Copyright, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017

    The Sheet Metal Industry International Certification Board

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    DISCLAIMER

    The International Certification Board of the Sheet Metal Industry (ICB) has compiled this manual with care,

    but ICB has not investigated, and ICB expressly disclaims any duty to investigate any product, process,

    procedure, design or like that, that may be described in this manual. ICB does not warrant that the

    information contained in this manual is free of errors. The user assumes the entire risk of the use of this

    manual.

    NO PART OF THIS MANUAL MAY BE REPRODUCED, STORED IN A RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, OR TRANSMITTED IN

    ANY FORM OR BY ANY MEANS, ELECTRONIC, MECHANICAL, PHOTOCOPYING, RECORDING, SCANNING OR

    OTHERWISE WITHOUT PERMISSION IN WRITING FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION BOARD OR

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    Title ICB Certification Manual, version 170501

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    Owner Davor Novosel, primary author

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    Document Version Control Table

    Version Number Purpose / Changes Author Date

    120914 Original release Davor Novosel 09/14/2014

    150901 Updated to match with the most current version of the ICB Policies & Procedures; match terms to ISO 17000; added Mechanical Acceptance Test Employer certification scheme; changed renewal date to 3/31; add section 2.7 Information Release Policy

    Davor Novosel 09/01/2015

    161101 Reviewed and updated by Marc Rifkind, counselor to NEMIC (document 20354167v1 - 0758.01 151216 ICB Certification Manual); Added language on certification status of retired TABB technician and TABB-certified Supervisors (see new Section 2.8). No CEU’s will be granted for development of certification exam questions as this is the sole responsibility of the ICB Technical Committee; certifications expire 2 years from the last day of the quarter in which the applicant obtained certification.

    Marc Rifkind & Davor Novosel

    01/11/2016

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    170501 Per ICB request, Section 1.5 clarifies that a PHYSICAL stamp will only be issued upon request. Updated language in Section 2.5 indicating that certification can be withdrawn at any time as well as added language with regard to number of required CEUs when holding multiple certifications (Section 2.4) Add newly approved TAB Stamp Agreement (Attachment 2) and Retiree Certificate of Recognition (Attachment 3)

    Davor Novosel Marc Rifkind

    05/01/2017

    For additional information on document version control please consult the NEMIC Document Version

    Control Policies.

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    Contents

    1 Introduction to ICB Certification ................................................................................................ 1

    1.1 Definitions and Abbreviations ............................................................................................. 1

    1.2 Purpose and Overview ........................................................................................................ 1

    1.3 Amendment and Interpretation .......................................................................................... 1

    1.4 The Meaning of Certification ............................................................................................... 2

    1.5 Certification Documents ...................................................................................................... 2

    1.6 Contact Information ............................................................................................................ 3

    2 General Rules ............................................................................................................................ 4

    2.1 ICB Code of Conduct ............................................................................................................ 4

    2.2 Testing and Certification Fees ............................................................................................. 4

    2.3 Duration of Certification ...................................................................................................... 4

    2.4 Renewal of Certification ...................................................................................................... 4

    The International Certification Board Code of Conduct ......................................................... 5

    2.5 Suspension or Withdrawal of Certification ......................................................................... 6

    2.6 Procedures for Resolution of an Appeal or a Complaint ..................................................... 6

    2.6.1 Exclusivity ............................................................................................................ 6

    2.6.2 General Rules on Required Deliveries and Time Limits for the Same ................. 6

    2.6.3 Procedure for Resolution of an Appeal ............................................................... 7

    2.6.4 Procedure for Resolution of a Complaint ............................................................ 9

    2.6.5 ICB Decisions and Sanctions .............................................................................. 13

    2.7 Information Release Policy ................................................................................................ 14

    2.8 Retiree Status .................................................................................................................... 14

    3 The Certification Process for Technicians ................................................................................. 15

    4 The Certification Process for Supervisors ................................................................................. 16

    4.1 Eligibility Requirements ..................................................................................................... 16

    4.2 The Certification Process ................................................................................................... 16

    4.2.1 Application ........................................................................................................ 16

    4.2.2 Supervisor Certification Examination ................................................................ 16

    4.2.3 Supervisor Certification ..................................................................................... 17

    4.3 Requirement of Qualifying Employment ........................................................................... 17

    4.4 Renewal of Certification .................................................................................................... 17

    5 The Certification Process for Contractors ................................................................................. 18

    5.1 Eligibility Requirements ..................................................................................................... 18

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    5.2 The Certification Process ................................................................................................... 18

    5.2.1 Application ........................................................................................................ 18

    5.2.2 Certification ....................................................................................................... 18

    5.3 Applicants with Multiple Locations ................................................................................... 18

    6 Commissioning Certification Scheme ....................................................................................... 21

    6.1 Purpose and Overview ...................................................................................................... 21

    6.2 Certified Commissioning Supervisor ................................................................................. 21

    6.2.1 Eligibility ............................................................................................................ 21

    6.2.2 Renewal of Certification .................................................................................... 21

    6.2.3 Acceptable CEUs ................................................................................................ 21

    6.2.4 Commissioning Supervisor Knowledge Base ..................................................... 22

    6.3 ICB-certified Commissioning Contractor ........................................................................... 23

    7 HVAC Fire Life Safety Level One Certification Scheme ............................................................... 24

    7.1