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