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    NEBB air balancing exam

    Hello.
    Does anyone have the study materials for the NEBB CP exam?
    I am willing to buy a used one, as new is costly.
    I am located in Tyler, Texas.
    Thanks,
    Kiran

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    They try to scare you with how difficult the exam is. They claim 60% of the PE'S that take it fail. I don't see how that could be the case. The EIT is 10 times harder at least. Know your fan and pump laws and basic math and you should be fine. When I took it 6 multi choice problems did not have the right answer as a choice. They do have a seminar for the test if you don't feel ready.
    Know how to construct parallel fan and pump curves.

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    Thanks Wayne.
    I do have an EIT certification. It was quite challenging but got it done.
    I just wanted to be well-prepared for this.
    I am going to schedule my exam for October seminar.

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    If you can pass the EIT the NEBB should be pretty easy for you. NEBB doesn't cover near the material the EIT does. I finished the entire test before lunch. Take the reference books they allow because you may need a constant for an equation. Good luck and let us know the results.

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    ok. thank you

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    Wayne, how did you do on the practical side of the exam?

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    The practical side was such a joke that I at first thought they were trying to trick us. The practical included a sample balance report that was so ridiculous that I ask the proctor if it was really part of the exam.
    In a lab setting there isn't a lot they can test you on and frankly I thought it was a waste of time. If you haven't taken it yet don't sweat it. I assume you passed the written part already. Keep in mind the real TAB learning process starts in the field.

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    I've been certified through AABC and NEBB. I actually preferred the NEBB certification process because of the practical exam. AABC is solely dependent on an exam. I've found the NEBB examination process, utilizing the practical exam, further weeds out individuals who are just looking for additional letters behind their name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE3298 View Post
    The practical side was such a joke that I at first thought they were trying to trick us. The practical included a sample balance report that was so ridiculous that I ask the proctor if it was really part of the exam.
    In a lab setting there isn't a lot they can test you on and frankly I thought it was a waste of time. If you haven't taken it yet don't sweat it. I assume you passed the written part already. Keep in mind the real TAB learning process starts in the field.
    I'd be interested to know where you took your Practical.
    Sounds a lot different than the one I took in Philadelphia.
    8 Hours of Proctored fun.

    Passed mine a while back when the written was done on paper.
    The two other guys who were taking it laughed when they found out I hadn't taken the prep course.
    I musta got lucky and passed.
    I did need to reference the NEBB Book. Questions I had required using several equations from the book.
    Now I'm hearing the Practical is on PC.
    Jogas
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    I took the entire test in Kansas City. The first thing on the practical was evaluating a report they cooked up. The report was so flawed I at first thought it was a trick. I finally decided the trick was finding all the flaws in it.
    If you know the fundamentals the prep test isn't necessary for the written part. If you don't know the fundamentals you would probably fail. The difficulty of the test was a lot less than I expected.
    I don't think you got lucky you knew the subject matter. Did they still have questions with no correct choice of answers?
    No man can be both ignorant and free.
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    I took the entire test in Kansas City. The first thing on the practical was evaluating a report they cooked up. The report was so flawed I at first thought it was a trick. I finally decided the trick was finding all the flaws in it.
    If you know the fundamentals the prep test isn't necessary for the written part. If you don't know the fundamentals you would probably fail. The difficulty of the test was a lot less than I expected.
    I don't think you got lucky you knew the subject matter. Did they still have questions with no correct choice of answers?
    No man can be both ignorant and free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE3298 View Post
    I took the entire test in Kansas City. The first thing on the practical was evaluating a report they cooked up. The report was so flawed I at first thought it was a trick. I finally decided the trick was finding all the flaws in it.
    If you know the fundamentals the prep test isn't necessary for the written part. If you don't know the fundamentals you would probably fail. The difficulty of the test was a lot less than I expected.
    I don't think you got lucky you knew the subject matter. Did they still have questions with no correct choice of answers?
    I don't remember any without correct answers. But they do have different test versions.

    I liked the one that asked if more OA or RA would flow thru an AHU which listed pressure drops thru the OA and RA devices, like Louvres, Screens, Dampers, etc.
    When you added them all up for the RA and OA, they were the same...so equal amounts was the answer.
    Jogas
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    It's good all the multiple choice questions had correct answers. Proving no answers matched took time but there was plenty of time allowed.
    I see you are a union journeyman. Are you going to get the TABB certification? You can get it by simply asking. Maybe I should say you could when I was doing the work.
    No man can be both ignorant and free.
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