NAWIC Educational Foundation (NEF)

NAWIC has a separate foundation, founded in 1972, exclusively to provide educational programs to our members and the construction industry. The NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) is a 501(C)(3) Organization.



NEF Certification Courses

(Discounted fees for NAWIC members, however, anyone is welcome to study the courses at the regular fees). All through the NAWIC.org site or directly at https://nef-edu.org/


Construction Bookkeeping Technician – CBT - This certification will allow anyone to set up and operate a simple bookkeeping system for a construction company. It covers the topics of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivables, payroll and job cost.


Certified Construction Associate — CCA - This certification is an advanced program of six home-study courses in construction terminology, procedures and processes. CCA certification is based on completion of all six courses and by earning a grade of 75 percent or higher on all six exams.


Construction Document Specialist — CDS - This two-part course covers the fundamentals of construction documentation. Part one, Construction Working Drawings and Project Manual, covers working drawings of all types. Part two, Introduction to Construction Estimating and Scheduling, covers estimating principles, preparation of the bid, quantity survey and project scheduling. CDS certification is based on a passing grade of 75 percent or higher on both exams.


Construction Industry Specialist — CIS - The CIS program is a comprehensive overall look at the construction industry and will prepare the participant for further training and educational opportunities needed in the various construction career pathways. CIS certification is based on completion of this home-study program with a passing grade of 75 percent or higher.

Construction Industry Technician — CIT - The CIT program incorporates the latest changes in the construction industry and represents an overview of the construction industry and its processes. CIT certification is based on completion of this home-study program with a passing grade of 75 percent or higher.


The NAWIC/MTS e-Learning Program is an online, on demand, 24/7 educational program filled with selected business content to help you succeed. Enrolling in the NAWIC Program puts you in the driver's seat and allows you to advance at your own pace. The NAWIC Program is the place to get the education you need to improve your skills. You must be a member of NAWIC to enroll in this program. The $129.95 per user fee allows you access to 40 online courses for a 12-month period.