ASBA offers its Certified
Builders two options for keeping
their designation current. The
first is the option to take the
exam again. The second, however,
includes an opportunity to
benefit the industry itself:
recertification by acquiring
continuing education points.
This includes writing technical
articles for Newsline.
Note: Writing Newsline articles is only one method individuals
can get points; other methods are described in the Recertification
Handbook; Certified Builders are urged to refer to this for complete
ASBA is always interested in articles for
Newsline, and welcomes the contribution of articles from its
membership. For an article to be considered as eligible for
recertification points, however, please keep the following in mind:
Articles should address technical subjects
designed to educate or stimulate discussion among builders.
Therefore, articles must be technical, rather than elementary
information. Newsline’s focus is educating those in the
industry, rather than athletes or facility owners/managers.
Articles for Newsline should must
include specific content that mirrors the content of the
certification examination. (For example, an article might discuss
specific construction details of a tennis court base, but the
article should not go into details about keeping the surface of the
court free of debris, since a builder already knows this).
If considering a topic for a Newsline
article, it might help to ask, "Would this make a good Technical
Meeting session?" If it would, then it is likely to be a valid
suggestion for a Newsline article.
Articles for Newsline should be
original material. If using any previously published articles or
material for reference, please make sure to note this in the
Please avoid using brand names; use
generic terms instead.
We recognize that your time as a Certified
Builder is valuable, so it may be advisable to contact Association
Headquarters prior to writing the article, just to make certain the
topic is applicable for recertification points. That way, any
‘tweaks’ to the topic can be made in advance.
We look forward to your articles for the
Newsline! Please address any questions concerning recertification to
Cynthia Sanchez at