NICET in cooperation with the Safer Buildings Coalition, is developing a new engineering technician certification program for IB-ERCES. See Initial Announcement.
In early 2020, a group of industry leaders and practitioners met several times to complete a Job Task Analysis (JTA) that outlines the knowledge and skills individuals need to demonstrate to be considered minimally competent. The JTA group also established the general framework for the certification program, which is currently comprised of three technician levels and one level for design. In June and July, NICET conducted surveys to validate the JTA. The exam blueprints were completed in October and item writing for Technician Level I and Design started in December.