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Auditor Courses

Training courses for Air Barrier professionals.

FIELD AUDITOR TRAINING

FIELD AUDITOR

The Field Auditor training course consists of both theory and practical instruction.

The classroom portion of training emphasizes understanding the need for and function of an air barrier assembly, the ability to select and install the correct material(s) applications, the ability to confirm proper installation through on-sit testing and the documentation required throughout the air barrier installation process. The classroom is divided into three main modules.

  • The first, principles and theory provides an introduction to air barriers, building science, codes and standards as well as installer ethics and responsibilities.
  • The second module focuses on procedure, teaching participants about testing and audits and proper documentation and reporting.
  • The final module of the classroom section is an overview of building enclosure construction. Participants will learn about material selection, application technology, substrate conditions and the continuity/compatibility of components

The practical portion of the training module is carried out on a job site, or on a mock-up where an authorized ABAA representative will instruct the candidates on audit process for air barrier assemblies.

Course Length: 2.5 Days

Training Course Fees:

  • Members – $795.00
  • Non-Members – $995.00

Additional Fees:

  • Certification Exam – $200.00
  • Certification Registration – $250.00

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WHAT DO YOU GET?

Participants who successfully complete the field auditor course will receive a training course attendance letter with exam results (if applicable) and an attendance certificate.

Attending a training course and/or successfully passing the certification exam do not constitute certification has been completed.

DESCRIPTION

The role of the ABAA Licensed Field Auditor is to perform quality assurance audits of air barrier assemblies on new commercial and institutional construction projects during installation. Complete audit reports, document audits with photos, and address specific areas which have noted deficiencies and require corrective action(s). Full compliance with the ABAA QAP.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/EXCLUSIONS

The ABAA requires that all licensed field auditors be impartial 3rd party contract employees. To that end, candidates employed by ABAA contractors, ABAA manufacturers or General Contracting companies are ineligible for field auditor licensing.

If you feel that you would make an ideal candidate and would like consideration into the Field Auditor Program, please submit CV/resume to abaa@airbarrier.org for review. Please write “Attention Quality Assurance Department” in the subject line.

Note: ABAA advises candidates that ABAA cannot guarantee any minimum amount of work an auditor will receive and, as such, all potential candidates should view this work as a supplemental source of income.

PREREQUISITES

  • A minimum of three years of related experience (construction/inspection/quality assurance) or any equivalent combination of training and experience with working knowledge in the areas of commercial waterproofing, roofing or building envelope experience.
  • Ability to review commercial plans and specifications
  • Firm experience and knowledge of Microsoft and iOS software and other electronic reporting software
  • Completion of the ABAA Field Auditor training course
  • Successfully pass the qualifying certification exam and completion of the licensing process
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills