Home Builders Association of Alabama

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.


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. 


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.

Related Occupations

  • Construction Laborers
  • Construction & Building Inspectors
  • Custom Home Builder
  • Contractor

Industry Standards

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


Building Trades

  • Drywall
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • HVAC



Safety & Health

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



Building Components

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


Building Trades


Safety & Health


Building Components


Optional Certification Preparation Materials

The iCEV online curriculum platform offers a variety of preparatory content and resources designed to prepare individuals 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


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.

Featured Support Letters

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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

Employer Certification Verification

If you are an employer looking to verify a potential applicant's credentials, please fill out the form to the right. We will contact you with the status of the certification number you provide.

If you do not have a certification number, please contact our customer support team to verify your candidate at: customersupport@icevonline.com or 1-800-922-9965.