Irwin also acknowledged subject matter experts, who developed and updated written and hands-on examinations to reflect the tasks, knowledge, and skills necessary for the rigging and signaling trade, and the CRS proctors, who fairly and impartially administered the exams.
“This achievement is due in large part to the support of UBC affiliated local training programs."
- Bill Irwin, Executive Director,
Carpenters International Training Fund
With the assistance of CPS HR Consulting, the Carpenters International Certification Committee successfully conducted a thorough job analysis and designed exams and procedures to meet the highest standards in the credentialing industry.
The CICC also developed, implemented, and managed the certification program to meet the needs of the construction industry, paving the way for UBC members to work in jurisdictions that require accreditation.
Certified UBC members receive personal recognition for their skills and expertise as rigger and signaler professionals, which may help increase their income and job opportunities. Certified members may state that they are Certified Riggers and Signalers and may use the CRS designation to promote their credentials.
The rigorous process required to achieve the CRS certification also helps UBC signatory contractors identify the right people for the job.
“Ultimately, this accreditation encourages contractors to recognize and require CRS certified UBC members for all rigging and signaling projects throughout the United States and Canada, which mean more work opportunities for our members,” said UBC General President Douglas J. McCarron.