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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Mason/Masonry-Teacher Test (5933)



NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2015 - December 2018. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify masonry lab tools and equipment; read and use a modular and spacing rule; mark and use a story pole to gauge work; secure mason’s line to line blocks, pins, and line stretchers; discuss and set a trig properly; use  a hammer and chisel to cut block and brick; demonstrate proper trowel techniques and proper use and techniques of masonry joiners; identify various cutting blades for a masonry saw; safely operate a gas cut-off saw,  a mortar mixer, and a masonry saw; identify different types of masonry fasteners and reinforcements; identify brick types and bonds; lay out proper dry bond of a brick wall; lay brick to the line; install window and door openings in brick walls (jambs); install flashing for windows and doors and weep holes/vents; install a soldier course; lay a brick and block composite wall; build brick columns; construct a brick veneer wall and a brick cavity wall; corbel a brick wall; clean a brick wall; lay a course of rowlocks and a course of headers; construct a brick rack back lead; construct a 4-inch brick inside corner and a 4-inch brick outside corner; identify different types of masonry fasteners and reinforcements; identify and construct various block types and bonds; lay block to the line; construct a brick ledge using various size block; discuss and install a control joint; install window and door openings in block walls; set lintels; construct block piers; parge a block wall; construct a jamb block lead; construct an inside corner block lead and an outside corner block lead; explain and use personal protective equipment and safety practices; demonstrate safe use and care of masonry hand tools and mortar mixer; erect and dismantle steel tubular scaffolding within OSHA guidelines; place material and stock scaffolding properly; explain MSDS information; identify types of blueprint plans; read and interpret blueprint plans; lay a building out using a builder’s level; square a building using the 3-4-5 Pythagorean Theorem; describe various types of mortars and their characteristics; mix mortar by hand and with a power mixer; demonstrate procedures for tempering mortar; construct a brick chimney and a block chimney; discuss and install flashing on chimneys; identify parts of a chimney and fireplace; discuss arch terminology and identify types of arches; estimate brick masonry work and block masonry work; and estimate mortar for brick and block.  Performance Component:  Job Layout (12%), Construct a Block Wall (44%), and Construct a Brick Veneer (44%).


NOCTI teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Construction (9/15).