Available Badges

Since BCC is not a training organization, we don’t directly issue badges.  We partner with Authorized Issuers in our network that provide training or are in a position to verify mastery of one or more competencies. We offer two types of Badges – Knowledge Badges and Skills Badges.  Below is a list of badges available to be issued by an Authorized Issuer.

Knowledge Badges

Skills Badges

A Knowledge Badge can be earned through online programs or from classroom learning.
A Skills Badge must have a qualified person sign off on the skills prior to award. 

Core Fundamentals of Construction

Information is below

Fundamentals of Painting

CORE Fundamentals of Construction

Badge Name

Description

Current Issuers

Knowledge Badge: Employability

Skills Badge: Employability

Knowledge Badge – This signifies mastery of the Knowledge-based competencies related to employment in the construction industry

Skills Badge This signifies proficiency in the Skills-based competencies related to employment in the construction industry.  Proficiency in these competencies has been independently verified by the Authorized Issuer listed in the details of this badge. 

1.1 Demonstrate knowledge and possession of standard employment documentation

1.2 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to find available job openings

1.3 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to produce a resume formatted for the construction industry

1.4 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to communicate effectively in the workplace and use basic problem-solving skills

1.5 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work independently and as part of a team

1.6 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to follow directions provided both orally and written

1.7 Demonstrate knowledge and ability of basic computer literacy (email and internet navigation)

1.8 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work independently and as part of a team

1.9 Demonstrate knowledge of standard employer and employee expectations and ability to meet them

A more detailed description of competencies and the related knowledge and Skills elements can be found under the Competency Framework Link 

Knowledge Badge:
Basic Safety

Skills Badge:
Basic Safety

Knowledge Badge – This signifies mastery of the Knowledge-based competencies related to Basic Construction Safety

Skills Badge This signifies proficiency in the Skills-based competencies related to Basic Construction Safety.  Proficiency in these competencies has been independently verified by the Authorized Issuer listed in the details of this badge. 

2.1 Jobsite – Demonstrate the ability to identify basic safety hazards that exist on a jobsite

2.2 PPE – Demonstrate the understanding of basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and personal safety hazards they can protect against

2.3 Fire Safety Awareness – Demonstrate knowledge of basic fire safety hazards that exist on a jobsite and common methods of fire prevention

2.4 SDS – Demonstrate knowledge of hazards related to general building materials, and demonstrate the ability to read, interpret, and use the information contained in an SDS

2.5 First Aid – Demonstrate a basic understanding of basic first-aid principles

2.6 Ladders – Demonstrate safe set up and use of step and extension ladders

2.7 Material Handling – Demonstrate the ability to lift and transport various construction materials in a manner that is safe for the individual and those around them

2.8 Substance Abuse – Demonstrate the understanding of the negative effects of drugs and alcohol as it relates to jobsite safety

A more detailed description of competencies and the related knowledge and Skills elements can be found under the Competency Framework Link

Knowledge Badge: Basic Tape Measure

Knowledge Badge – This signifies mastery of the Knowledge-based competencies related to the Basic Tape Measure  

3.1 Measuring devices

3.1.K1 – Tape Measure parts

3.1.K2 – Safe Use

3.2.K1 – Marks and Symbols 

Detailed description of competencies can be found in the Competency Framework Link 

Knowledge Badge:
Measure and Mark

Skills Badge:
Measure and Mark

Knowledge Badge – This signifies mastery of the Knowledge-based competencies related to Measuring and Marking

Skills Badge This signifies proficiency in the Skills-based competencies related to Measuring and Marking.  Proficiency in these competencies has been independently verified by the Authorized Issuer listed in the details of this badge. 

3.1 Demonstrate knowledge and usage of standard measuring devices

3.2 Demonstrate the ability to consistently measure within 1/16th of an inch tolerance with standard measuring devices in the built environment

3.3 Demonstrate knowledge and proper use of common marking devices used in construction (chalk line, pencil, marker, lumber crayon,etc)

3.4 Demonstrate basic knowledge and proper use of a speed square

A more detailed description of competencies and the related knowledge and Skills elements can be found under the Competency Framework Link 

Knowledge Badge:
Basic Residential Plan Reading

Knowledge Badge – This signifies mastery of the Knowledge-based competencies related to Basic Residential Plan Reading

Skills Badge This signifies proficiency in the Skills-based competencies related to Basic Residential Plan Reading.  Proficiency in these competencies has been independently verified by the Authorized Issuer listed in the details of this badge. 

4.1 Demonstrate the ability to navigate a standard set of construction documents

4.2 Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret various print views and plan types

4.3 Demonstrate ability to identify basic elements of drawings and their purpose

4.4 Demonstrate ability to interpret scale properly

A more detailed description of competencies and the related knowledge and Skills elements can be found under the Competency Framework Link

Knowledge Badge:
Basic Construction Math

Knowledge Badge – This signifies mastery of the Knowledge-based competencies related to Basic Construction Math 

Skills Badge This signifies proficiency in the Skills-based competencies related to Basic Construction Math.  Proficiency in these competencies has been independently verified by the Authorized Issuer listed in the details of this badge. 

5.1 Demonstrate ability to apply arithmetic functions to the construction process

5.2 Demonstrate knowledge and application of common formulas used in construction

A more detailed description of competencies and the related knowledge and Skills elements can be found under the Competency Framework Link 

Knowledge Badge:
Basic Tools, Materials, and Process

Skills Badge:
Basic Tools, Materials, and Process

Knowledge Badge – This signifies mastery of the Knowledge-based competencies related to Basic Tools, Materials, and Process. 

Skills Badge This signifies proficiency in the Skills-based competencies related to Basic Tools, Materials, and Process.  Proficiency in these competencies has been independently verified by the Authorized Issuer listed in the details of this badge. 

6.1 Demonstrate knowledge and proper use of various hand tools used in the construction trades

6.2 Demonstrate knowledge and proper use of various power tools used in the construction trades

6.3 Demonstrate knowledge, proper use, and storage of various types of extension cords

6.4 Demonstrate knowledge of specific tools used in Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Insulation, Masonry & Concrete, Painting, Drywall, and Finish Trades

6.5 Demonstrate knowledge of various cutting blades, drill bits and driver bits

6.6 Demonstrate knowledge of various nails, screws, and specialty fasteners used in the construction process

6.7 Demonstrate knowledge of basic construction materials – dimensional lumber, standard sheet goods, engineered lumber, light gauge metal framing material, concrete and masonry materials

6.8 Demonstrate knowledge and proper usage of sanders for performance, accuracy, and safety

6.9 Demonstrate knowledge of basic heavy equipment and its intended use – loader, excavator, skid steer, backhoe, etc.

6.10 Demonstrate knowledge and proper usage of standard measuring devices to determine the conditions of Plumb, Level and Square

A more detailed description of competencies and the related knowledge and Skills elements can be found under the Competency Framework Link 

Knowledge Badge:
Basic Power Saws

Skills Badge:
Basic Power Saws

Knowledge Badge – This signifies mastery of the Knowledge-based competencies related to Basic Power Saws 

Skills Badge This signifies proficiency in the Skills-based competencies related to Basic Power Saws.  Proficiency in these competencies has been independently verified by the Authorized Issuer listed in the details of this badge. 

7.1 Demonstrate knowledge and safe use of standard power saws to consistently cut within 1/16th of an inch tolerance. Including miter saw, circular saw, jigsaw, and reciprocating saw,

A more detailed description of competencies and the related knowledge and Skills elements can be found under the Competency Framework Link