Before you can work as a construction supervisor in the state of Massachusetts, you must pass a certification test. A significant part of that test is the coursework that is required before you can actually take the test. Along with three years of practical work experience, each contractor must first go through their coursework before they can take their supervisor test. Each certification is good for two years and then must be renewed.
Types Of Certifications
There are three primary types of certifications for construction supervisors in the state of Massachusetts. They are:
• Unrestricted Supervisor For Structures 35,000 Square Feet Or Less
• Restricted One Or Two-Family Home Supervisor
• Restricted Masonry Supervisor
• Specialty Supervisor in Roofing, Demolition, Windows, Siding, Insulation, Or Solid Fuel Burning Appliances
Every job site and task must have the appropriate supervisor. An unrestricted supervisor is able to fill the role for any other type of supervisor need. If an unrestricted supervisor is not on-site, then a restricted or specialty supervisor must be available.
Work Experience Or Equivalent
Prior to taking a construction supervisor test in the state of Massachusetts, you must have either three years of documented, full-time work experience in the past 10 years, or one of the following equivalents:
• Two years of experience and the successful completion of a three or four-year construction program at a certified vocational high school.
• Two years of experience and a qualifying bachelor’s degree (other than engineering or architecture) from an accredited four-year college.
• One year of work experience and a bachelor’s degree in architecture or engineering from an accredited four-year university.
It should be noted that any construction experience that has been received while serving in the military, so long as that experience is documented, also satisfies the full-time work experience requirement. That would mean that three years of full-time construction experience in the military can be used to qualify for the supervisor test.
Along with the extensive experience required just to be able to apply to take a Massachusetts construction supervisor test, you must also complete contractor classes with a certified organization. The classroom requirements are:
• Unrestricted Supervisor – 12 hours
• Restricted Supervisor – 10 hours
• Specialty Supervisor – 6 hours
Once you have completed your initial classroom work and passed your test, you can renew your Massachusetts contractor’s supervisor license simply by paying the $100 fee and submitting the proper paper work.
The Massachusetts Contractor’s Academy has all of the contractor classes you need to receive your Massachusetts contractor’s certification. Sign up now for the courses you need to move your career forward and utilize the most comprehensive online resource available for the Massachusetts tests. You can start your 12-hour course right away if you go to the Massachusetts Contractor’s Academy and utilize our comprehensive contractor class resources. We walk you through the process and help you to get everything you need to pass your test and advance your construction career.