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Certified Air Barrier Specialist

Learn more about becoming an ABAA Certified Air Barrier Specialist

What is the Certified Air Barrier Specialist Program?

The objective of the Certified Air Barrier Specialist program is to ensure that a professional has the knowledge and skills to give building stakeholders a consistent message on the requirements for air barrier systems; including the selection of air barrier materials and accessories for a specific application, the proper installation instructions for those materials, and any drawings or specifications related to an air barrier system.


For more information about the CABS program, contact Roy Schauffele, CABS Advisor, at roys@division7.com or call him at 210-859-3749.

Program Overview

A Knowledge-Based Certification Program





What are the key knowledge units the Air Barrier Specialist certification will encompass?

Certified Air Barrier Specialist (CABS) | Chart | Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)

Construction Site Requirements

Air barrier installation requirements
ABAA material listing requirements
Contract documents

Materials Methods & Details

Manufacturer’s corporate responsibility
Building science
Air barrier materials, accessories, components and assemblies
Air barrier details

Project Design

Air barrier design
Project specifications
Building codes
Regional and industry standards

On Site Testing

On site testing
Air barrier project audits
Commissioning the air barrier system
Correcting air leakage paths

Program Pricing

ABAA membership provides many benefits, including reduced fees for CABS registration and exam costs.  Up to $200 in savings per person for our members! View our membership plans or contact us at CABSsupport@airbarrier.org for more information

Program Registration


  • Online CABS Proctored Exam
  • Email Certificate
  • Embossed Certificate

Member Pricing


Non-Member Pricing


CABS Training Manual

Comprehensive study guide

outlining the critical knowledge required
of a Certified Air Barrier Specialist.



Retake Exam



Renewal Fee



What You Need To Know About The Certified Air Barrier Specialist (CABS) Program

The Certified Air Barrier Specialist Requirements Overview will help you gain a better understanding of key components, such as, the job task analysis, exam weighting, certification process, renewal requirements and recertification.

Available for purchase during registration process. An essential tool for success.

Your Key To Success:
The Exam Study Manual

 Essential for passing the exam

 Covers all key knowledge units

 Available for purchase during registration

Download from your student dashboard after purchase

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Certified Air Barrier Specialist (CABS) - Example Certificate | Air Barrier Association of America

CABS certification plaque example