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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.

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

Masonry
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%

About Home Builders
Association of Alabama

The Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA) is a trade association with 9,000 members in 26 local associations statewide. HBAA members include builders, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, real estate brokers and other industry professionals.

"The Home Builders Association of Alabama is proud to offer the Residential Construction Skills Certification. We believe this certification will be a valuable tool for construction workers and employers.”

Kory L. Boling
Foundation Executive Director
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Home Builders Association of Alabama