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CWHBA Education

CWHBA education efforts center on opportunities to improve skills, advance skilled trade careers and network with industry peers.

Regular Courses & Certifications

CWHBA offers practical training for newcomers and veterans alike, with ideas and strategies for everyday use to improve business and career. The CWHBA also supports required certification trainings and continues to add new programs, relevant topic seminars and industry workshops on important issues.  

  • Updates to Building and Energy Codes
  • Contracts & Law 
  • Accounting & Best Business Practices
  • CPR & First Aid Training
  • Online CESCL (Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead) & Recertification
  •  Asbestos Worker, Supervisor & Contractor Trainings

Casual Member-to-Member Offerings

Opportunities to learn from other CWHBA members and gain industry knowledge can also come in the form of casual courses and free connection opportunities such as the Lunch & Learn Series presented by the Young Professionals Council or one-off seminars 

Promoting Skilled Trades

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CWHBA works to promote the industry as a profession and connect the students in various education programs and future employment opportunities, including support of strategic partnerships with specialty trades programs in both trade schools and public schools. 

Professional Designations

Professional designations help you advance your career and show your commitment to professional growth. We have direct connections (and discounts!) to programs that help set you apart in the residential housing industry. 

Certified Level 

  • Builder Designation
  • Aging-in-Place Specialist
  • Green Builder
  • New Home Marketing Professional
  • New Home Sales Professional
  • Housing Credit Specialist

Graduate Level 

  • Graduate Associate
  • Graduate Builder
  • Graduate Master Builder 
  • Graduate Master Rebuilder 

Master Level

  • Master Certified Green Professional 
  • Master Certified New Home Sales Professional
  • Master in Residential Marketing

Educational Scholarships

The Association is an enthusiastic supporter of students preparing for the future work force in the Building Industry. Each year we award scholarships to local students furthering their education in the building industry or its related fields based on academic factors, applicant performance and career goals. The Cliff Tanassae and CWHBA scholarship are awarded annually. 

In addition to the CWHBA scholarships, the Building Industry Association of Washington offers scholarships and grants to students who have demonstrated a passion and commitment to developing a career in the home building industry. 

Organizational Grants

They also offer funding grants to organizations offering programs in construction-related fields of study, residential construction career training, continuing education, apprenticeship and skills assessment services, and technical training programs educating tomorrow’s home builders.

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