Certification is a voluntary process by which a non-governmental agency, such as ASBA, validates an individual’s qualifications and knowledge in a specific area of professional practice based on a set of pre-determined standards. In the case of tennis or track certification, the American Sports Builders Association is validating your qualifications and knowledge as a tennis court or track builder.
Eligible candidates become certified by meeting eligibility requirements and by successfully completing an examination.
Certifications can be obtained in the following:
(Click on each to learn more).
ASBA certification is open to builders currently or recently engaged in sports construction. To qualify for initial certification, candidates must meet the following criteria.
- At the time of application, a candidate must have had a minimum of three years experience in sports construction.
- Builders must demonstrate 100 eligibility points from specific areas like project administration, site, sub-base and base work, layout, surfacing and marking, and more depending on the certification desired.
- Each candidate is required to provide three references that can verify his/her work experience and eligibility. References must have first-hand knowledge of applicant’s work experience.
It is not necessary to be a member of the ASBA to participate in the builders certification program. However, in recognition of the ASBA’s financial underwriting of the program, members are allowed a discounted certification/recertification fee.
CERTIFICATION BY EXAMINATION
The ASBA certification examinations for builders are timed written tests consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions.
ASBA certification is open to builders currently or recently engaged in tennis court, running track or field construction. To qualify for recertification, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Candidates must be actively engaged in the industry in order to recertify. Certification is not merely an “honor,” i.e., recognition of past achievement, but an indication of current competence, which can be relied upon by owners.Certification assumes that those being recertified are active in the industry in a way that would insure their ongoing knowledge and skills in examination content as the industry changes over time. To be eligible for recertification, whether by examination or by points, tennis, track or field builders must also demonstrate 50 eligibility points with points in at least three of the five areas covered by the recertification spreadsheet, for projects completed within the three years since initial certification or since the last recertification.
2019-2020 Exam Date & Locations