The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Gainesville, Fla., announces the 2009 release of Foreman and Supervisor assessments. Created to evaluate the knowledge and skills of experienced construction foremen and supervisors, these assessments provide a prescription to upgrade training. The certification of an individual’s qualifications is tracked through NCCER’s National Registry.
Assessments were developed with the assistance of subject-matter experts representing leading contractors across the country, and were piloted to hundreds of candidates before release, according to a statement by NCCER. “These assessments were created to better the quality of supervision and professionalism in the construction workplace,” said subject matter expert Gary Byers, superintendent at LPR Construction in Loveland, Colo.
Students successfully completing the Foreman or Supervisor assessment through an NCCER Accredited Assessment Center will earn industry-recognized credentials through NCCER's National Registry. Both the Foreman and Supervisor assessment specifications correlate to a general topic training prescription. Topic areas also correlate to NCCER’s management curriculum and Associated General Contractors of America supervisory training program. Performance verifications will be developed to accompany each assessment.