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.
The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and concepts from the following weighted industry standards:
Safety & Health
- Personal & Occupational Health
- Hand Tool Safety
- Power Tool Safety
- Trenching & Excavating
- Construction Drawings
- Site Preparation
- Foundation/ Subflooring
- Windows and Doors
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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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.
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