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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

Carpentry - Teacher Test (5265)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2013 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: demonstrate safe material handling practices; display comprehension of workplace/job-site safety procedures (OSHA); identify and use SDS and personal protective equipment (PPE); describe safety issues for hand tools and power tools; use and maintain hand tools and power tools; maintain measuring, layout, and marking tools; demonstrate awareness of general building codes; display comprehension of dimensions and scales; read and understand various views and elevations; display understanding of symbols, lines, and details; extrapolate information from a set of plans; estimate materials quantities; lay out foundation; construct and align footing and foundation forms; install, brace, align, and remove formwork; describe concrete characteristics, floor systems, wall systems, and roof systems; calculate, lay out, and install stairs; identify and install cornice and trim; calculate and install roofing; Identify, prepare, and install windows and doors; calculate, lay out, and install siding; install insulation; install and finish interior walls and ceilings, interior doors, standing and running trim, cabinets and associated hardware; perform basic mathematical operations, including: hole numbers, fractions, and decimals; perform linear, square, and cubic computations; and perform algebraic and geometric functions.  Performance Component:  Tool and Material Identification (18%), Square Layout (9%), Establish a Starting Course for Vinyl Siding Using a Builder's Level (8%), Blueprint Reading and Exterior Sole Plate Layout (17%), Rafter Layout (19%), Stairway Stringer (11%), and Interior Frame (18%).


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 Residential Carpentry (5/12) (12/16 revalidation).