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Certified Air Barrier Specialist

Learn more about becoming an ABAA Certified Air Barrier Specialist

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What is the CABS Program?






Become recognized as an air barrier expert to building stakeholders and demonstrate your knowledge in these key areas:

  • building code requirements
  • drawings and specifications
  • job-site testing procedures
  • materials selection
  • proper installation


  • ABAA-accredited certification
  • Peer and industry recognition
  • Expert source for:
    • architects/consultants
    • building owners
    • inspectors/auditors
    • installers
    • trade contractors
    • Broad application in multiple industry sector
  • Certified in accordance with ISO 17024 standards
  • Recognized across state/national jurisdictions
  • Unbiased industry learning unit applications
  • Offer knowledge across five major air barrier methods:
    • board stock
    • fluid applied
    • mechanically attached
    • self-adhered
    • spray foam

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)

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How much will it cost?

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

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Non-Member Pricing


CABS Training Manual

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



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