BU-Builder

Rating Description


Builder (BU) build and repair wood, concrete and masonry structures; performs rough, finished carpentry, and masonry; install sheet rock, paneling, ceramic tile, millwork, trim, and perform paint and preservation; build forms, mixes, places, and finishes concrete for various types of projects; operate and maintain carpentry and cabinet making shops; build and repair waterfront structures; make estimates for materials and labor for construction projects; and maintain individual combat readiness and perform tasks required in combat and disaster preparedness or recovery operations. For more detailed information, see the Rating Information Card, or see descriptions of programs associated with this rating.

There are 13 credentials closely related to the tasks performed in this Rating that may be attainable as soon as Class "A" technical school has been completed. Sailors can take advantage of these credentialing opportunities shortly following their initial training. Select "< 1 Year" for the "Experience after 'A' School" filter in the "Related Credentials" section to view these credentials.

Voluntary Education

In addition to obtaining certifications in your field, voluntary education is another way to enhance job performance. Options for voluntary education include:

For help in making informed choices on schools and education programs when using tuition assistance, see:

Navy Learning Center Recommended Degrees for BU-Builder

The following occupational-related degrees are recommended by the Navy Learning Center and are listed in the Navy Learning and Development Roadmap (LaDR) for BU.

Recommended Associate Degrees

  • Construction Technology
  • General and Liberal Studies
  • Management

Recommended Bachelor/Master Degrees

  • Architecture and Design
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Quality Control and Safety

Collateral Duty / Out of Rate Assignments

Navy collateral duties/out of rate assignments play a vital role in the day-to-day operations and duties that Officers and Enlisted Sailors perform. Certifications and licenses are also available in these collateral duties/out of rate assignments, so please go to the Collateral Duty/Out of Rate Assignments search feature (under the Navigator) and explore more opportunities to get certified

Opportunities Related to Academic Degrees

Out of rate requests for exam funding for credentials related to an earned academic degree or a semester course may also be funded if it can be directly related to an industry certification or state license.

For example, if you have a degree in Human Resources but are serving as a Culinary Specialist, you can get funding for a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

If the completed degree is not in the Sailor's Joint Service Transcript (JST), the Sailor must provide proof of completion with the Voucher Request Form, OPNAV 1500/57 for funding approval. The requested credential must be included on the Navy COOL website, and the Sailor must meet all other eligibility requirements.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Cross-Rated Sailors

If you have cross-rated, you now are eligible for certifications and licenses mapped to your prior rating. The “Navy Bucks” icon on the Navy COOL page for your previous position/rate indicates which certifications and licenses may be funded.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities Related to Off-Duty or Command-Sponsored Training

If you can document that you have completed an on- or off-duty training course that fully prepares you for a civilian certification or license, you may now be eligible to have it funded.

For example, if you took a Command-sponsored Emergency Medical Technician course, you may be eligible for funding for an EMT Basic credential.

The requested credential must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

College course completion must be annotated in your Joint Service Transcript. Formal off-duty or command-sponsored training should be visible in your Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). In lieu of an ETJ entry (where training cannot be entered into the ETJ) you will need to submit some form of, proof of completion (a certificate of completion from the course/training is sufficient). If neither of the previously mentioned methods of validating proof of completion are available, then a command correspondence (such as a command letter, memo, or PG-13 form) describing the training along with the OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Navy Reservists

If you are a Navy Reservist, you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to your civilian occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

To validate your civilian occupation, you will need a screen shot from Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) showing the Civilian Occupational Code. Please send the NSIPS screenshot with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

In lieu of NSIPS documentation you may also submit a command endorsed and executed NAVPERS 1070/613 (PG-13) Administrative Remarks form noting your civilian occupation along with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form). You must sign the PG-13.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Prior Other-Service Enlisted Occupation

If you are Navy enlisted (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to prior other-Service (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) enlisted occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your prior other-Service occupation, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a document (e.g. DD-214; or Military Service School completion certificate; or other document) showing your other-Service occupation. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Credentials Earned & Maintained Prior to Joining the Navy

If you are Navy enlisted (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials that were earned, and maintained, prior to your enlistment in the Navy. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your earned & maintained credential, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a scanned or emailed document (e.g. credential certificate document, screenshot from your credential dashboard, digital badge, etc…) showing the credential earned and maintained. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-3 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-4 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-5 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-6 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-7 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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LaDR documents are available as pay grade-specific or combined, covering all the pay grades in a rating.

Click here to go to Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) credential is an advanced intermediate level certification recommended for individuals who have several years of experience managing the construction process. Candidates are required to have relevant experience prior to taking the exam; at least 2 years of which must include relevant leadership experience.

Click here to go to Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) is an entry-level certification. The CDT is a prerequisite to CSI's other certification offerings. The CDT allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of the construction process, contractual relationships, and construction documents. To earn a CDT certification, candidates must have a high school diploma/GED and pass an exam.

Click here to go to Concrete Construction Special Inspector COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

A Concrete Construction Special Inspector certification is aimed at persons qualified to inspect and record the results of concrete construction inspection based on codes and job specifications. The program covers inspection during preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations. Candidates must hold a current certification as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I; obtain a passing grade on the written inspection examination; and obtain a passing grade on the written plans reading examination. Candidates must also meet education and experience requirements.

Click here to go to Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I certification validates individuals ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete. ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both the requirements of a passing grade on the ACI written examination; and successful completion of the ACI performance examination. The performance examination requires actual demonstration of six of the required ASTM test methods and practices. There are no degree or experience requirements.

Click here to go to Concrete Flatwork Finisher & Technician COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

A Concrete Flatwork Finisher & Technician certification is aimed at persons qualified to consolidate, finish, edge, joint, begin curing and provide initial protection for a concrete slab. ACI grants certification only to those applicants who obtain a passing grade on the written examination, and either possess 1500 hours of actual on-the-job finishing experience and successfully complete the ACI performance examination; or possess 4500 hours of actual on-the-job finishing experience. Finishing experience must include concrete placement, consolidation, jointing, curing and protection, finishing, form setting, prep work, rubbing, patching, and saw cutting. Verification of the candidate's work experience by the applicant's employer(s) is required.

Click here to go to Certified Master Locksmith (CML) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA), Certified Master Locksmith (CML) is the highest level locksmith certification offered by ALOA. CMLs demonstrated proficiency in locksmithing, key cutting, and key and coding systems. CMLs have advanced knowledge of most areas of locksmithing and electronic security.

Click here to go to Certified Registered Locksmith (CRL) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Registered Locksmith (CRL) is the first level of locksmith certification offered by the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA). Candidates must take and pass 10 mandatory exam categories and at least two specialized electives of his or her choice. A CRL has a good working knowledge of general locksmithing.

Click here to go to Building Plans Examiner - B3 COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC) Building Plans Examiner – B3 certification is an intermediate-level credential for individuals who review and examine building construction documents for conformity to building codes and regulations. Building Plans Examiners are responsible for reviewing submitted plans to determine if the plans meet requirements set by the jurisdiction within which the building stands. At this level of certification, the examiner reviews plans for any size of building in any occupancy classification. The ICC B3 exam validates an individual's basic technical knowledge, education and related experience as an examiner. The certification holder demonstrates the ability to read blueprints, and has a strong knowledge of building codes, and can determine if plans meet regulated criteria for safety, utilities, and installations. Additionally, examiners with the B3 certification review the status of and land and building permits. Certified individuals understand building planning, footings, foundations, floor construction, wall construction, coverings, roof and ceiling construction, and public safety construction as it applies to building code compliance. There are no experience requirements, education requirements, or pre-requisites that must be met prior to taking the written exam. However, individuals seeking the Building Plans Examiner certification should have technical knowledge and related experience in their chosen field of expertise. Candidates are required to pass an exam.

Click here to go to Prestressed Concrete Special Inspector - 92 COOL Snapshot page.

Credential description coming soon.

Click here to go to Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector - 47 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC), Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector - 47 certification is an intermediate-level credential for individuals who examine materials used in engineering projects for conformances with applicable plans, specifications and codes, obtaining field samples and related concrete inspector tasks. Concrete Special Inspectors are required to earn the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I certification. Individuals seeking the Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector certification should have technical knowledge and related experience in their chosen field of expertise. Candidates are required to meet experiential requirements and must pass ICC exams.

Click here to go to Structural Masonry Special Inspector - B4 COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Structural Masonry Special Inspector is responsible for enforcing the construction details contained in the approved plans and specifications for structural masonry elements of the building. The special inspector reviews the statement of special inspections and the approved plans and specifications, and verifies that structural masonry materials and placement of masonry, reinforcement, and grout are installed as shown and as specified in the approved plans and specifications. The special inspector is responsible for collecting samples of materials and for performing required tests. The special inspector is responsible for writing and submitting required reports, including reports of items that do not comply with the plans, to the building official, contractor, and/or registered design professional. Applicants need to pass a written inspector exam 90 multiple-choice questions test.

Click here to go to Certified Facility Manager COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential validates an individual's knowledge and competency to practice as a facility manager. The certification process is designed to assess competency in the field through work experience, education and a written exam. The comprehensive exam is designed to assess an applicant's knowledge and experience in areas necessary to be a successful facility manager such as operations and maintenance, project management, finance and business, leadership and strategy, environmental stewardship and sustainability, communication, emergency preparedness and business continuity, human factors, quality, real estate and property management and technology.

Click here to go to Certified Pump Installer (CPI) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA), Certified Pump Installer (CPI) is an intermediate-level credential for groundwater technicians. CPIs are often contractors who coordinate not just the ground water pump installation at a site, but related efforts. CPIs are expected to meet experience requirements and to have knowledge of specialized equipment use, geologic formations, and pump troubleshooting skills. Candidates must take a written exam.

Click here to go to Project Management Professional (PMP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP) is an advanced skill level credential for professionals who lead and direct projects. Project Managers perform their duties under general supervision for the duration of a project and are responsible for all aspects of a project. PMPs lead cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget, and scope. Project Management Professionals seeking certification through PMI demonstrate knowledge and experience to apply a methodology to projects that have well-defined requirements and deliverables. To apply for the PMP, candidates must meet experiential and educational requirements and are required to pass the written exam.

Click here to go to Certified Construction Manager (CCM) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential is an intermediate level certification. The CCM is aimed at construction professionals who manage entire projects and programs using pre-planning, design, construction, close out and management expertise. CCMs assure the best possible project outcome no matter what type of project delivery method is used. The candidate must meet experience and other requirements. Candidates must also pass a written examination.

Click here to go to Certified Well Driller (CWD) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA), Certified Well Driller (CWD) is an intermediate-level credential for groundwater technicians. CWDs drill groundwater wells; often CWDs are contractors who coordinate not just the drilling of a site, but related efforts. CWDs are expected to meet experience requirements and to have knowledge of specialized equipment use, geologic formations, and drilling troubleshooting skills. Candidates must take a written exam.

Click here to go to Residential Mechanical Inspector - M1 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC) Residential Mechanical Inspector certification validates an individual's basic technical knowledge, education and related experience as an inspector. The certification holder demonstrates the ability to conduct inspections on mechanical equipment within a residence and has knowledge of residential codes. The individual will have an understanding of the following equipment: heating and cooling systems, water heaters, exhaust systems, duct systems, combustion air, vents and chimneys as it applies to code standard when conducting an inspection. There are no experience requirements, education requirements, or pre-requisites that must be met prior to taking the written exam. However, individuals seeking the Residential Mechanical Inspector certification should have technical knowledge and related experience in their chosen field of expertise. Candidates are required to pass a multiple-choice written exam with at least a 75%.

Click here to go to Commercial Mechanical Inspector - M2 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC) Commercial Mechanical Inspector certification validates an individual's technical knowledge, education and related experience as an inspector. The certification holder demonstrates the ability to inspect the new installation or replacement of electrical, plumbing, mechanical and related systems in new and existing buildings and sites, and has a strong knowledge of building, international mechanical, and fuel gas codes. The certified individual will show a confirmed commitment to public safety and an understanding of factors such as heating and cooling systems, water heaters, exhaust systems, duct systems, combustion air, vents and fuel supply and how it applies to code regulations when conducting inspections. There are no experience requirements, education requirements, or pre-requisites that must be met prior to taking the written exam. However, individuals seeking the Commercial Mechanical Inspector certification should have technical knowledge and related experience in their chosen field of expertise. Candidates are required to pass a multiple-choice written exam with at least a 75%.

Click here to go to Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with less project experience, the CAPM demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management. The written exam covers project management areas such as initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing, and professional and social responsibility. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 1500 hours professional experience on a project team or 23 hours of project management education.

Click here to go to Associate Constructor (AC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Associate Constructor (AC) certification is an entry-level certification recommended for recent graduates of a 4-year Construction Management Program or those transitioning into construction management from other industries. AC is the first level of certification in the Constructor Certification Program offered by AIC. AC's are individuals that have a high level of skill and knowledge in managing the process of construction. Candidates must agree to abide by the AIC Code of Ethics, ensuring that they are professional and ethical members of the industry.

Click here to go to Commercial Building Inspector - B2 COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC), Commercial Building Inspector is a mid-level certification designed for professionals who assess buildings to determine the structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Candidates for the Commercial Building Inspector certification must possess basic technical knowledge and inspector-related experience. Certified individuals perform inspections of structures of any size or occupancy to determine compliance with various building codes and standards adopted by their jurisdiction. Candidates for the Commercial Building Inspector certification are expected to have the ability to read plans, verify that the plans conform to code, approve plans, and review construction documents. Additionally, candidates should understand the principles that apply to building planning, footings, foundations, floor construction, wall construction, coverings, roof and ceiling construction, and public safety construction. There are no experience or education requirements that must be met prior to taking the written exam; however, individuals seeking the Commercial Building Inspector certification should have technical knowledge and related experience in their chosen field of expertise.

Click here to go to Residential Building Inspector - B1 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC), Residential Building Inspector - B1 is an intermediate-level certification designed for professionals who perform residential building inspections. Residential Building Inspectors are responsible for performing inspections of structures to determine compliance with various building codes and standards adopted by his/her jurisdiction. At this level of certification, the Inspector must be able to inspect one-and-two family dwellings, townhomes not more than three stories in height, and accessory structures.

Click here to go to Certified Inspector (CI) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), Certified Inspector (CI) is a credential for mid-level professionals who assess the current condition of houses. Certified Inspectors document their professional opinion of a home based on a visual evaluation and operational testing of the home’s systems and components. A CI should have broad technical knowledge of all house systems and an ability to communicate technical issues in terms that a layperson can understand.
 

Click here to go to Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector - 64 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC) Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector certification validates an individual's technical knowledge, education and related experience as an inspector. The certification holder demonstrates the ability to provide a thorough analysis of a property and its utilities and determine conditions and level of safety. A certified individual has knowledge of residential and property maintenance codes and an understanding of factors such as: lighting, ventilation, occupancy, fire safety, plumbing and electrical systems and conditions within the property. Additionally the certified individual must understand the legalities of code administration as it applies to property maintenance regulations and inspections. There are no experience requirements, education requirements, or pre-requisites that must be met prior to taking the written exam. However, individuals seeking the Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector certification should have technical knowledge and related experience in their chosen field of expertise. Candidates are required to pass a multiple-choice written exam with at least a 75%.

Click here to go to Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certification Safety Professionals (BCSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification is an entry-level to intermediate-level construction workplace safety credential. The CHST is designed for individuals who demonstrate competency and work part-time or full-time in health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of construction illnesses and injuries. Candidates should be responsible for securing safe and healthy conditions in construction projects or job sites. Candidates must meet minimum work experience of three years in the field of construction. Candidates must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Level I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Level I is an entry-level credential for professionals who have basic knowledge of field operations and procedures used in survey work; additional skills required include computational ability, survey note taking, drafting/CAD and map reading. Candidates for the CST Level I credential should be familiar with various types of surveys and survey field equipment. In addition to surveyor skills, candidates are required to demonstrate knowledge of basic first aid and safety requirements. Candidates for the CST are required to pass the written exam.

Click here to go to Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Field Track Level II COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Field Track Level II is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who have experience and education in survey field operations and procedures used in survey work. Candidates for the CST Field Track Level II credential should be familiar with various types of surveys and survey field equipment, types of surveys and field operations, and demonstrating detailed knowledge of survey computations. Candidates should have knowledge of the principles of the profession and the ability to use hardware and software-based tools needed in survey work. Candidates are also expected to be familiar with comprehensive field note taking, plan reading and preparation. Candidates must take and pass an exam.

Click here to go to Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Field Track Level IV - Field Manager COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Field Track Level IV - Field Manager is a senior-level credential for professionals who have experience and education in survey field operations and procedures used in survey work. Level IV Technicians are required to have 5.5 years of progressive surveying experience of which 2 years must be in a supervisory capacity. Candidates demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of surveys and field operations; candidates possess skill in independent judgment, communication and supervision. Candidates understand day to day operational functions of field and office survey organizations. Candidates must take and pass an exam.

Click here to go to Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Field Track Level III - Party Chief, Construction COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Field Track Level III -Party Chief, Construction is an advanced-level credential for professionals who have experience and education in survey field operations and procedures used in survey work. Level III Technicians are required to have 3.5 years of progressive surveying experience and are capable of demonstrating a thorough knowledge of survey computations, types of surveys and field operations. Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Field Track Level III -Party Chief, Construction certification requires candidates to possesses supervisory skills and detailed working knowledge of standard field and office procedures. Candidates must understand the principles of surveying and related technical standards. Candidates must take and pass an exam.

Click here to go to Masonry Field Testing Technician COOL Snapshot page.

A Masonry Field Testing Technician is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to perform sample preparation and testing of masonry construction-related materials—including materials for brick, structural clay tile, concrete masonry units, prisms, mortars, and grouts—in the field.

Click here to go to Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) credential is intended for construction supervisors, managers, superintendents, forepersons, crew chiefs, and craftspeople who have safety responsibilities on construction job sites. Candidates must have knowledge of safety standards and practices which ensure safe worksites. STSC candidates must meet minimum education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Mechanical Inspector - M5 COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Master of Special Inspection (MSI) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Certified Building Official (CBO) COOL Snapshot page.

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In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

Navy Bucks

Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. To get a voucher request form, click Menu at the top of any page, then click "2 Complete Voucher and Apply" under Credentialing Steps.

Gap Analysis

The credential requirements have been compared to military training.

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Gap Analysis

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Gap Analysis

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Gap Analysis

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill. Click for external link to GI Bill licensing and certification information.

Note: GI Bill approval data is updated quarterly. For the latest information, visit the WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search page. Make sure to select "Both" in the LAC Category Type drop-down before searching.

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ANSI

This credential has been accredited by ANSI. Click for external link to the ANSI web site.

ICAC

This credential has been accredited by ICAC. Click for external link to the ICAC web site.

NCCA

This credentialing program has been accredited by NCCA. Click for external link to the NCCA web site.

ABSNC

This credential has been accredited by ABSNC. Click for external link to the ABSNC web site.

IAS

This credential has been accredited by IAS. Click for external link to the IAS web site.

Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
Bright Outlook – new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job

Registered Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Go to the Apprenticeship Finder and enter career path or location to find apprenticeship opportunities.

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