News from the American Sports Builders Association                                                       January 2014

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Want to Become a Certified Builder? There's Never Been a Better Time

If you've been thinking about taking the certification exam, it's time to stop thinking and start studying.

Why become certified? Certification is a great thing to add to your resume -- it shows you have proven expertise in a field that is becoming more competitive daily. It gives proof of your knowledge and your skill, and it makes you stand out among other applicants at the bid table. ASBA has also seen that certification has been required by those bidding out jobs, and the requirement that a certified builder be on the staff of the chosen company was found to be legally defensible. Even the courts agree: certification is a proven advantage.

ASBA has made it easy for you to become certified by offering the exam in multiple places, at multiple times.

Designations include:

  • Certified Tennis Court Builder (CTCB)

  • Certified Track Builder (CTB)

  • Certified Field Builder (CFB)

  • Certified Field Builder-Natural (CFB-N), or

  • Certified Field Builder-Synthetic (CFB-S)

Annually, the test is given at the ASBA's two meetings (the Technical Meeting and the Winter Meeting; dates of both meetings are included in this newsletter), at the Sports Turf Managers Association ( Annual Conference and Exhibition, and at the annual membership meeting of the Synthetic Turf Council (

Some of the dates are:

February 21, 2014: ASBA Winter Meeting, Paradisus Punta Cana Resort, Dominican Republic

March 19, 2014: Synthetic Turf Council Meeting, Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV

December 6, 2014: ASBA Technical Meeting, Sawgrass Marriott, Ponte Vedra, FL

The test can also be given by appointment at ASBA headquarters in Maryland.

To learn about what is involved with taking the certification exam, contact the Association directly at 866-501-ASBA (2722), or by going to the web site,  Once on the website, use the top toolbar and select "Certification." The drop-down menu will allow you to pick the type of certification you're interested. Go to that page and select the option for "Become A Certified Builder." Everything you need will be right there, including the Certification Handbook (which includes not only all procedural information but sample questions), exam application and all necessary paperwork.


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