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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

Building Trades Maintenance - Teacher Test (5264)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2012 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: use tools and equipment safely; demonstrate electrical safety; respond to emergency situations (e.g., first aid); demonstrate safe use of chemicals and hazardous materials (e.g., MSDS, OSHA standards); use PPE (personal protective equipment); select tools appropriate for task; select hardware, fasteners, and adhesives; demonstrate appropriate care of tools; read instruments and measuring devices; estimate and order materials; read and interpret drawings; identify and install rough carpentry including sub-flooring and framing; identify and install appropriate interior finish carpentry including insulation, drywall, trim work, and cabinetry; identify and install exterior rough carpentry and coverings (e.g., roof coverings, cornices, sheathings); identify and install exterior finish carpentry including siding, decking, and porches; demonstrate knowledge of cleaning and surface preparation; display knowledge of interior wall and ceiling finish products; display knowledge of painting and staining applications; install moisture barriers; lay and repair bricks and blocks; form and place concrete; Install ceramic floor and wall tiles; install or replace electrical equipment, components, and appliances and low-voltage circuits; identify electrical architectural symbols; maintain electrical systems and emergency generators; identify and maintain (GFCI) ground fault circuit interrupters; identify, maintain, and install plumbing equipment; install, maintain, and repair piping; repair and replace plumbing fixtures; identify plumbing architectural symbols; perform weatherization procedures; identify and maintain various pumps; identify and measure appropriate filters for various equipment; employ various practices of weather proofing and energy conservation; identify and maintain security and property equipment; identify general principles of welding; maintain power equipment (e.g., filters, oil changes, spark plugs, belts, blade sharpening, batteries); use proper lawn installation and maintenance; plant and maintain trees and shrubs; outline HVAC fundamentals and maintain HVAC systems.  Performance Component:  Carpentry - Construct Frame (31%), Plumbing - Sweat Piping (21%), Electricity - Rough Wiring (17%), Dry Wall (17%), and Electricity - Finish Wiring (14%).


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 Building Trades, Facility Maintenance, Facility Management, or Methods and Materials (5/12) (12/16 revalidation).