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  NFPA 96 & ANSI/IKECA(C-10 2021)    
PWNA Certification Test 


PWNA, a non-profit organization since 1992, and its 500+ companies are proud to announce the NFPA 96 and ANSI/IKECA(C-10 2021) compliance test for members and non-members. PWNA is one of the first in the country to offer certification and to recognize the current need for KEC compliance in the industry. 


We allow companies and employees, PWNA members and non-members, to take the NFPA 96 and ANSI/IKECA (C-10 2021) compliance exam.  This will be a benefit to all our members, non-members, employees, and AHJ’s in fulfilling certain requirements. PWNA is 'Moving the Industry Forward'  and helping companies comply with industry standards. 

In today’s economic environment, more of the industry will have an advantage to become certified at a reasonable price.  Company compliance is priced at $249.00 and each employee at $59.00.  To become a technician who has shown compliance with NFPA 96 and ANSI/IKECA(C-10 2021) standards you must receive a score of 75% or higher on the PWNA certification test.  This compliance will expire in two years. Upon the renewal date, the company representative and/or employee will need to demonstrate continued education or retake the updated test at a reduced fee.

Your sales tagline to your customers can be "Every person in your company has shown compliance, as certified by the PWNA, for the standards of Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning". Even your office personnel can get compliance with these standards at the same cost!

Compliance must be retaken every two years to stay current on updated codes and requirements.


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PWNA Membership

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Unlimited Employee Compliance

One Free Annual Convention Pass after 6 months

** One membership per location.



PWNA’s certification for the kitchen exhaust cleaning exam uses information from the NFPA 96 Code and ANSI/IKECA (C10 2021) Standards documents to test the knowledge of  cleaners and companies.  We highly recommend you purchase the NFPA 96 code and the ANSI/IKECA (C10 2021) Standard for reference material for this test and going forward in your business.

NFPA 96 Codes for cleaning exhaust systems
ANSI/IKECA (C-10 2021) Standards for cleaning exhaust systems

Please check with your local jurisdiction to see if this new NFPA 96 and ANSI/IKECA (C-10 2021) PWNA certification program is acceptable before offering it to your employees and that the test meets both your company and employee’s needs.

AHJ’s have free access to the test to make sure that the test is acceptable and that it meets their requirements.

This certification program is NOT affiliated with International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA; which confers professional certifications for KEC technicians, supervisors and inspectors. IKECA certifications are based on ANSI/IKECA suite of technical standards, as well as other international codes and standards.

                   AHJ Verification

For AHJ’s once you have been verified we will send you a link to take the test at no cost. This allows you to see what standards are being tested for both the company and employees and if the content meets your requirements. You will be able to print your certificate for display after passing.

PWNA is proud to offer this compliance to the standards to all PWNA members and non-members. We are hopeful that this compliance will help both companies and employees become compliant with NFPA 96 and ANSI Standards.  Our hope is this will bring higher standards to all within the entire industry.

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