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Home Builders
Association of Alabama

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION  SKILLS CERTIFICATION

The Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA) Residential Construction Skills Certification validates an individual’s knowledge and skills of construction principles and practices.

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Meeting the Industry Need

The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by HBAA, an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). HBAA’s membership is comprised of builders, remodelers, developers, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, real estate brokers, lenders, attorneys and other industry professionals.

The certification verifies an individual possesses fundamental competencies necessary to be a productive worker on a residential construction job site. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter high-demand roles within the construction industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers. While the certification is offered by HBAA, it is relevant to all states and is a valuable tool for anyone who plans to pursue a career in residential construction. 

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of construction laborers and helpers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. The entire construction and extraction industry is projected to gain 296,300 new positions between 2019 and 2029. In 2019, the median annual wage for all construction and extraction occupations was $47,430, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.

Industry Standards

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:

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BUILDING TRADES

Drywall
Plumbing
Electrical
HVAC

25%

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SAFETY & HEALTH

Personal & Occupational Health
Hand Tool Safety
Power Tool Safety
Trenching & Excavating

25%

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BUILDING COMPONENTS

Construction Drawings
Codes
Site Preparation
Foundation/ Subflooring
Framing
Windows and Doors
Roofing

50%

Building Trades

25%

Safety & Health

25%

Building Components

50%

Optional Certification Preparation Materials

The iCEV online curriculum platform offers a variety of preparatory content and resources designed to prepare students to earn industry certifications.

Multimedia Presentations

Prepare for the certification exam with engaging video and PowerPoint® presentation lessons. Each lesson is developed through collaboration with industry experts in order to address industry standards within each certification.

Interactive Coursework

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iCEV's interactive activities, projects and assessments are based on real-world scenarios and reinforce comprehension of the industry standards assessed within each certification exam.
 

About Home Builders
Association of Alabama

The Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA) is a trade association with 7,500 members in 26 local associations statewide. HBAA members include builders, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, real estate brokers and other industry professionals.

"We believe the HBAA Residential Construction Skills Certification will help individuals of all ages and skill levels find meaningful opportunities and will aid in the recruitment of skilled workers, thus helping to alleviate the shortage in the industry."

Russell Davis
Executive Vice President
Home Builders Association of Alabama