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Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation Residential Construction Skills Certification


The Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation 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 Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation. Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Home Builders Association of Michigan, a professional trade association with a 4,000+ member network of builders, remodelers and subcontractors.

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.

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Discover job opportunities aligned with the skills acquired through this certification.

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:

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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%

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Optional Cert Prep

 

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.

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View letters from businesses and organizations expressing their support of the certification.

About Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation

Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Home Builders Association of Michigan, a professional trade association with a 4,000+ member network of builders, remodelers and subcontractors. Over the last decade, the residential construction industry has seen a tremendous decline in skilled labor. By connecting employers with skilled laborers, we can address the workforce shortage and fill these essential positions.

"Upon obtaining the certification, earners have multiple opportunities to engage with employers, which in turn connects employers with skilled and interested laborers. This is one way we address the workforce shortage and fill these essential positions."

Dawn Crandall
Executive Director
Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation

Interested in Verifying a Candidate’s Certification?


 If you’re an employer looking to verify a job applicant’s credentials, click the button below to be taken to a verification form. 

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.

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