The National Inspection Testing and Certification Corporation (NITC) is an unbiased source for certification services to a wide range of businesses. This article provides specific details for the Title 24 Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician (MATT) Certification.
Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician Certification
NITC’s Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician (MATT) Certification is based on the California Code of Regulations 2013 or 2016, Title 24, Part 1, Sections 10-102-103-B and Part 6, Section 120.5. Title 24 mandates Acceptance Tests to ensure that the mechanical equipment that was specified, installed, and functioning as intended.
The intention of the National Inspection Testing Certification (NITC) accreditation is to establish that NITC-certified technicians are skilled craftsmen proficient in the successful completion of the Mechanical Acceptance Tests mandated by the Standards.
The applicant must be a journey-level worker who has received the United Association HVACR Star Mastery Certification and can demonstrate mastery of the trade and will be skilled and experienced in procedures, planning, blueprint reading, safety protocols, and the practical installation, repair, and service of HVACR systems.
Applicants must also have completed the following courses:
- The Mechanical Acceptance Test Technician (MATT) certification course, instructed by an authorized provider following the 2013/2016 California Energy Code of Regulations Title 24 Part 6.
- Green Professional Trades Training (GPRO) - A course designed to teach the principles of sustainability combined with knowledge of high-performance mechanical systems to people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings.
- Start, Test & Balance - A course designed to acquire the general knowledge and theory needed to properly use testing and measuring instruments to apply the correct processes to test, balance, and adjust mechanical systems.
- Energy Auditing Practices - A course designed to increase the skills and knowledge of the technician to improve the energy efficiency of any building without sacrificing comfort, health, or safety.
Matt Certification and Recertification Details
The Certification exam is provided by the National Inspection Testing and Certification Corporation (NITC) and the cost is $100. Candidates are required to score a minimum of 80% to pass.
Certification is valid for 3 years.
Recertification can be accomplished by successfully achieving a ten (10) question, non-proctored, multiple choice “open book” examination within thirty days of the expiration date of certification.
Candidates need to correctly answer eight (8) of the questions (80%) on the exam to achieve a passing grade. One hour is permitted to complete the examination.
Additional details and application forms for MATT Certification or re-certification can be found at https://nationalitc.com/files/galleries/Exhibit-6-Rev-Candidate-Bulletin-for-Title-24-Mechanical- Acceptance-Technician.pdf.
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