Carpenters International Certification Council

The mission of the Carpenters International Certification Council (CICC) is to improve performance, reduce workplace risk, and safeguard personnel by overseeing that only trained, skilled and qualified individuals complete the work.

The CICC is a strategic partner with the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) designated by the CITF to develop and manage certification programs targeted to United Brotherhood of Carpenter (UBC) members. Although the CICC is not separated legally or incorporated on its own standing, the CICC has independent decision making authority over essential certification program management and activities. In support of the independent management of the certification programs, a separate governance structure, as well as distinct policies and procedures, were established by the CICC to protect against undue influence from the education/training functions, or any other aspect, of the CITF.

The objectives of the CICC are to:

  1. Establish certification programs designed to improve and enhance the skills of UBC members to meet the needs of the construction industry in Canada and the United States.
  2. Maintain a systematic review of certification programs.
  3. Modify or revise certification programs as warranted.
  4. Review and act on issues that may result in disciplinary action.
  5. Review and act on all candidate complaints and appeals.