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CERTIFICATION

AMCA Certification was designed by Arizona Masonry Contractors for Arizona Masonry Contractors. There are several reasons why this program exists. Here are just a few:

  1. Masonry Certification protects the integrity of the Masonry Industry by helping to ensure the highest quality construction of masonry buildings. It’s a great instrument for masonry customers during the selection process because Certified Masonry Contractors demonstrate their commitment to quality. The end-result is satisfied clients who will continue to select masonry for future projects.
  2. AMCA Certification gives Arizona Masonry Contractors local access to educational programs that are otherwise being offered on a national level where long-distance travel is required. By offering local certification classes, continuing education is more cost-effective. This allows more Masonry Contractors and their Foremen the opportunity to participate.
  3. Finally, AMCA works with builders, architects, structural engineers, and specification writers to ensure classes are addressing the most recent codes and standards. When specifications call for certified masonry personnel, the Masonry Contractor can be assured that he/she is bidding against like-minded and similarly qualified companies.

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Who Can Participate?

There are two classes of Certification:

1. Certified Masonry Contractor
2. Certified Masonry Foreman

Membership in the Arizona Masonry Contractors Association is not required for participation; however, contractors must have a current masonry license from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, and must have been licensed for a minimum of three years.

All Certified Masonry Foremen must be employed by a Certified Masonry Contractor or a contractor actively pursuing certification. 

How Does Certification Work?

Contractors must earn a total of 100 credits and are given up to 18 months to complete their certification.

Points automatically awarded include:

  • One point for each year since their first masonry license was issued to them by the AZ ROC (maximum 10)
  • Ten credits for being a member of the AMCA
  • Five credits for membership in other approved associations (e.g. Masonry Contractors Association of America, Arizona Masonry Guild)

Credits may also be awarded for approved educational sessions attended outside of those offered by AMCA (e.g. Arizona Masonry Guild, Masonry Contractors Association of America). These are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Educational sessions offered by the AMCA will be worth 10 credits per half day toward Contractor Certification.

Foremen must earn a total of 40 credits and are given up to 18 months to complete their certification.

10 credits will be given for current OSHA 10 certification or for completion of an OSHA 10 class. 

In addition to classes offered by AMCA, Foremen will be given 10 credits for attendance at an approved in-house training program.  Classes must be a minimum of four hours in length and similar in content to AMCA’s educational sessions.  These are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Educational sessions offered by the AMCA will be worth 10 credits per half day toward Contractor Certification.


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