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NCMCA Masonry Contractor Certification Class

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Darren Vassacotti (left) and Mike Rogers of Michael J. Rogers Masonry, Brevard, N.C., were among those participating in the first NCMCA Masonry Contractor certification class.
Darren Vassacotti (left) and Mike Rogers of Michael J. Rogers Masonry, Brevard, N.C., were among those participating in the first NCMCA Masonry Contractor certification class.


The North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA) Masonry Contractors Certification Program got underway in August with the class "Occupational Safety Management," instructed by nationally known safety consultant, Bill Parsons, of Washington, D.C.

More than 155 individuals, representing some 42 firms, participated in three sessions at Charlotte and Raleigh. Parsons' class is the first in a series of eleven classes that candidates must successfully complete with a passing exam grade to achieve individual certification. Future sessions include classes on basic masonry materials, codes and standards, advanced blueprint reading and estimating, and classes about successful business management.

Company certification will be based on a percentage of certified management employees and other factors as set forth by the NCMCA Certification Program Board of Governors. The North Carolina program is very similar to the Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute's (RMMI) certification program, successfully in place for a number of years, and features instruction by leading masonry and construction authorities from around the country. Ann Wolter, former executive director of RMMI, has served as consultant for the North Carolina program.

For more information, visit www.ncmca.com.


About the Author

The North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association, Inc. is dedicated to serving the Masonry Contractors of the Carolinas and to promoting masonry as the building material of choice and as a career option. For more information, please visit www.ncmca.com.

 

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