CETA National Board of Testing (CNBT)

The Controlled Environment Testing Association’s National Board of Testing (CNBT) is a credentialing program for professionals who certify controlled environment facilities.  For years the profession requested CETA to develop a credentialing program for professionals working in our field of certification, specifically a credential that would be an objective representation of an individual's fundamental knowledge and skills in the area of testing controlled environments.

CETA National Board of Testing Exams:

Sterile Compounding Facilities

The Registered Certification Professional – Sterile Compounding Facilities (RCP-SCF) credentialing program will ensure that the certificate holders possess the fundamental knowledge required to certify sterile compounding facilities per industry guidelines.

Both multiple choice and written practical examinations for the RCP-SCF credential will be administered multiple times a year. The examination will test the certifier's competency in sterile compounding facility certification for compliance to applicable standards and guidelines, such as USP <797> and USP <800>.

SCF Examination Subject Matter Experts

  • Cary Binder: NSF International
  • David Brande: Cleanroom Project Management
  • Kimberly Coughlin: Clinical IQ, LLC
  • Tony Caughron: TEC Services
  • Wayne Copeland: CEPA Company
  • Marc DuBois: Advanced Testing and Certification
  • Kym Faylor: Azzur Labs, Inc.
  • Nick Flynn: Boston University 
  • Nick Karlowsky: Filtech, Inc.
  • Erin Thane: Azzur Labs, Inc.
  • Chandler Papas: Pentagon Technologies 
  • Charlie Pellegrini: Pentagon Technologies 
  • Jeff Serle: Germfree Laboratories
  • Chris Sperlein: TEC Services
  • Todd Urton: Quality Cleanroom Consulting

Fume Hoods

The Registered Certification Professional – Fume Hoods (RCP-FH) credentialing program will ensure that the certificate holders possess the fundamental knowledge required to evaluate a fume hood’s performance according to ANSI/ASHRAE 110 and other industry guidelines. The examination for the RCP-FH will be administered multiple times a year.

  Fume Hood Examination Subject Matter Experts

  • Beth Mankameyer, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Frank Rhodes: Precision Air Technology
  • Michael Moore: Technical Safety Services
  • Mahdi Fahim: NC State University
  • Ben Luetkemeyer: Ace Lab Systems
  • Pete Caudle: Asecos Safety and Environmental Protection]

Cleanroom Testing

The Registered Certification Professional – Cleanroom Testing (RCP-CT) credentialing program will ensure that the certificate holders possess the fundamental knowledge required to evaluate a controlled environment as functioning properly and within required industry standards and/or facility protocols.  A successful candidate will be required to show an understanding of international standards and other regulatory guidelines; along with the ability to demonstrate the proper use of the equipment and procedures for evaluating the performance of controlled environments and document the results following cGMP documentation practices. The examination for the RCP-CT will be administered multiple times a year.

Cleanroom Testing Examination Subject Matter Experts

  • Matt Smyers: Technical Safety Services, LLC
  • Wydell Fleming: Seqirus, Inc.
  • Nick Flynn: Boston University
  • David Luetkemeyer: Ace Lab Systems, Inc.
  • Les Miller: Micro Filtrations, Inc.
  • Chris Sperlein: TEC Services