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Whole Building Airtightness Program

Blower Door Training and Certification

An interactive 5-day in-person training program, centered on commercial blower door testing, featuring conceptual learning and practical hands-on instruction.

Multi-tiered program, offering two levels of certification based on your experience, skills and abilities in large building blower door testing that meets ISO 17024 personnel certification.

Blower Door Training Overview

The ABAA Blower Door Training program is a 40-hour program delivered over 5 days by industry experts and representatives from both blower door manufacturers. The purpose is to educate both entry-level and experienced blower door technicians in the planning, preparation, and execution of a blower door airtightness test on commercial and large buildings in conformance with industry standard test methods. The training aims to equip blower door technicians with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to appropriately evaluate, prepare, test, analyze, and report on a building’s airtightness performance.

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Conceptual Learning
(Two Days)

For two days trainees will have conceptual learning in a classroom style setting. Topics include learning about the impact of airtightness on building performance, understanding testing equipment, and interpreting commonly referenced standards.

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Hands-on Training
(Two Days)

Using physical mock-ups and hands-on instruction trainees will spend two days learning to plan, prepare, conduct a blower door test.


Performing a Test
(One Day)

The session concludes with learning to troubleshoot common testing issues, analyzing testing results, and report writing.

Blower Door Certification Overview

The ABAA Blower Door Certification program provides two pathways to certification based on your knowledge, skills, and abilities in large building blower door testing. The comprehensive program, which meets the requirements for ISO 17024 personnel certification, was developed by both blower door manufacturers and industry leaders, and is designed to recognize you and your business as large blower door testing experts.

As an ABAA-certified blower door technician, you will have demonstrated your competence with the national voice of the air barrier industry. With this certification you will gain national peer and industry recognition and be promoted to over 5000+ professionals through the ABAA website, social media, and newsletters.

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