Curriculum AND Certification





Certificate Training (PACT)
HBI’s award-winning Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) curriculum integrates performance-based learning in the building trades with vocational and academic skills training and includes life skills, career development, and on-the-job training. PACT curriculum aligns closely with STEM, is based on NAHB’s Green Building Standard™ and National Skills Standards, and is one of only three pre-apprenticeship curricula recognized by the Department of Labor (DOL).

The National Skills Standards are available upon request here 

License the PACT curriculum for your school or nonprofit program!

HBI’s PACT program includes:

  • Instructor training and certification 
  • Instructor mentorship and customer support 
  • Instructor and student workbooks 
  • Certification assessments 
  • Access to HBI’s online learning management system, (CTEtechWorks®)
Learn more about PACT Curriculum and Certification

PACT One Pager
Click here to contact HBI for more information about PACT. 

Bring the PACT Curriculum to your school with the Schools to Skills Grant

The Schools to Skills grant initiative is funded by The Home Depot Foundation, the National Housing Endowment and other funders, and allows schools to launch or enhance career technical education programs using HBI’s nationally recognized PreApprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) curriculum. Consider applying for the next cycle of grant funding to give the students in your area career options. 

HBI’s certification assessments, offered through NOCTI, are based on National Skills Standards, and are recognized by 140,000 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) members. 

If you are a student in a career technical education program that is an authorized NOCTI testing site, this option is for you. Go to the HBI section on NOCTI’s site to learn more. 

If you are an instructor, a professional in the industry or a company that wants to offer a third-party certification to your workforce, certifications can be earned through an online assessment via NOCTI Business Solutions. The first step is to complete and submit a registration application 

Participants who meet or exceed passing levels are eligible to apply for certification. Upon approval, HBI awards applicable certifications. 

HBI partnered with The Ohio State University (OSU) to offer online instructor certification to ensure consistency in teaching methodologies and knowledge competency when teaching to the National Skill Standards. It is a six-week online program that includes 16 online modules covering topics such as adult learning, curriculum planning, lesson plans and instructional strategies. 

Looking for a complete package? License our PACT curriculum and receive curriculum, student certification assessments, instructor certification, mentorship and more. 

Click here to contact HBI for more information about certifications

Designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of home building or remodeling site field professionals, the Residential Construction Superindendent Series (RCS) provides training in the following areas:

  • General project management 
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Budget management and cost control
  • Customer service and homeowner relations
  • Safety and security
  • Codes and quality control
  • Hiring, training and supervision 
  • Office and trade contractor relations

Students who earn the RCS designation can upskill themselves with the Advanced RCS Designation, which prepares participants for su[ervisory roles. Advanced RCS Designation courses cover three areas of study: professional growth; building leaders; and technical proficiency. A test-out option for the Advanced RCS Designation is available.

Click here to contact HBI for more information about RCS.

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