top of page

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

We are pleased to offer this exam


PWNA, our non-profit organization since 1992, and its 400+ companies are proud to announce the new NFPA 96 and ANSI/IKECA(C-10 2021) Compliance Test for members and non-members. PWNA was one of the first in the country to offer certification and we have recognized the current need for new KEC compliance in the industry. 


We are now allowing companies and employees, both 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 and helping more of the industry comply and compete in the PWNA certification.

We feel in today’s economical environment that by offering this certification, by the PWNA, at a reasonable price for everyone, more of the industry will have an advantage to become certified. Company compliance will be priced at $249.00 and each employee will pay only $59.00 to become a technician how has shown compliance with NFPA 96 and ANSI/IKECA(C-10 2021) standards.


KEC Enterprise Membership

Yearly Membership Includes:

  • PWNA Membership

  • Owner Compliance

  • Unlimited Employee Compliance

Your sales tag line 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 personal can get compliance with these standards at the same cost!

Once you are a KEC Enterprise member, you can manage your training under Online Training/KEC Training & Compliance.

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


Included in KEC Enterprise Membership

As a Company, the representative must pay $249.00 to take the KEC test and must receive a score of 75% of higher for the PWNA certification to the these standards to be registered to that company.  This compliance will expire in two years. Upon the renewal date, the company representative needs to demonstrate continued education or re-take the updated test at a reduced fee.


Included in KEC Enterprise Membership

If you are required to have an employee comply with these standards, you can add them to your company compliance through testing. They can take the KEC test at a reduced price of $59.00 and must score at least 75% on it. This PWNA certification to these standards will expire in two years and upon renewal date, the employee needs to demonstrate continued education or re-take the updated test at a reduced fee.

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.


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.

                   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.

bottom of page