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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), the national union for the industry, offers training courses that lead to certificates of completion and journeyman's certification in a variety of specialty skills. These courses teach the ins and outs of advanced skills—like scaffold construction—that help to ensure worker safety, while at the same time giving workers ways to enhance their abilities and so qualify for better jobs. Some job sites require all workers to undergo training in safety techniques and guidelines specified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Workers who have not passed these courses are considered ineligible for jobs at these sites.

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