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As material for the construction of our building; I pledge the agility of my hands, the ability of my mind and the integrity of my heart.

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CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

NEF - NAWIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Construction Bookkeeping Technician (CBT)

 

Certification course that will teach participants how to set up and operate a simple bookkeeping system for a construction company. Specifically the course will teach both simple and complex bookkeeping systems as either a bookkeeper or under a bookkeeper in one part of the system.

Whether you aspire to be an accounts payable clerk or a full charge bookkeeper, you will understand how to perform your job by learning about the whole system of bookkeeping.

Construction Document Technician (CDT)

 

This book deals with interpreting information conveyed from the architect/engineer to the contractor by way of a legal document and with implementing that fundamental understanding. It discusses the many components of the legal agreement that binds the parties in a construction project:

  • working drawings

  • specifications

  • contract requirements of the Project Manual
     

A comprehensive understanding of the project’s construction documents is necessary to prepare an estimate for submitting a bid and to prepare a project schedule for controlling costs after the contract is awarded.

Construction Industry Specialist (CIS) 

 

Certificate program created for those individuals wishing to increase their overall knowledge of the construction industry.

This comprehensive introductory look at the construction industry will prepare the participant for further training and educational opportunities needed in the various construction career pathways.

Construction Industry Technician (CIT)

 

In an effort to provide the most up-to-date educational opportunities, NAWIC Education Foundation has developed the Construction Industry Technician Program (CIT), which incorporates the latest changes in the Industry. The CIT represents an overview of the construction industry and its processes. Lessons to be covered include such subjects as type of construction, forms of business ownership, contractual arrangements, contract documents, and the construction process.

The Construction Industry Technician (CIT) is a self-paced, home study program. Passing an examination at the end of the course establishes mastery of the material and upon successful completion of the program, the participant will receive the Construction Industry Technician Certification. This certification acknowledges the accomplishment of attaining a higher professional level in the construction industry.

Throughout the program of study, it is recommended that the participant use the NEF’s Construction Dictionary to aid better understand each lesson.

Estimating and Scheduling Practitioner (ESP)

 

Learn about various types of estimates and the skills of an estimator. Learn a step-by-step approach in preparing project schedules utilizing the critical path method and precedence schedules.

Certified Construction Associate (CCA) 

 

An advanced, six-part, self study course in construction terminology, procedures and processes.

The NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) requires the program be completed in three (3) years. Participants study at their own pace but must pass all six parts within three (3) years with 2 possible one year extensions. Extensions must be approved by the NEF Executive Committee.

Textbooks can be purchased from NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) at nef-edu.org 

Additional information on each course can also be obtained at this website.