The following courses have been approved by the MA. Department of Public Safety to meet the Continuing Education requirements for unlimited CSL holders:

“Hazard Communication & Chemical Safety”

“2012 IECC Residential Provisions”

While the requirement is for 12 credit hours each of these classes are 8 hours and must be attended in full. You may register now online. Locations and seating is limited. Participants should bring their CSL card with them to class!

For further questions regarding your CSL renewal please visit:  http://www.mass.gov/eopss/consumer-prot-and-bus-lic/license-type/csl/construction-supervisor-license.html



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New requirements for Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS)

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has recently published three new standards for MEWPS (formerly known as Aerial Lifts).  If you have previously completed the UBC Aerial Lift Operator training you are now required to take a 2 hour supplemental class to update this qualification.  This requirement will go into effect March 1, 2020.

Due to this new regulation the Aerial Lift class will now be referred to Aerial Lift Qualification including MEWPS

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2019 CSL Continuing Ed classes

The 2019-2021 CSL Continuing Ed classes have been approved

The classes below were approved for the 2 year cycle from Sept 2019-June 2021

  1. CS-6108 Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA): Construction Trades Best Practices Awareness – 8 hours

           2. CS-6109 Silica Awareness- 4 hours

Each class must be completed in its entirety to receive the certificate from the NECTF. See the MA. Dept. of Public Safety for further details.


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NEW- Career Path Training Program

New in 2019,  the NECTF will be making available certain skill enhancement classes that, when combined,  will offer members a unique career path type training. Members will be able to take any class, at any time, however it is strongly suggested that the classes be taken in the order they are scheduled to insure preparedness for the foreman training at the end. This path is designed to assist members wishing to further their career and meet the expectations of contractors when the opportunity arises. The classes are based on 24 hours of training for each class. They will be run at our Boston and Millbury facilities (and at some point, other facilities.) Our interior system training has been chosen to begin this program.  Other areas of our trade are being developed. Boston classes will be held on 8 nights and run in 3 hour increments.  Millbury classes will be held on three (3) consecutive Saturdays,  8 hours each day.   Our website will be updated with the latest class information as soon as it becomes available. These classes will have a (CP) at the end of their name to differentiate them and our normal skill enhancement classes.

The list of classes is available below:
Intro to Metal Stud (CP) – March
Drywall Productivity (CP) – April
Soffit Training (CP) – May
Print Reading/Layout (CP) – TBD
Interior Finish (CP) – TBD
Doors and Hardware (CP) – TBD
Interior Systems Foreman Training (CP)- TBD

The NECTF is committed to provide the best training possible for our members and contractors.

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2018 National Apprenticeship Week


National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a national celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. NAW also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. The week-long event highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.


There are many ways to participate in the National Apprenticeship Week movement. Examples include:

  • Apprentice Graduations
  • Business Open Houses
  • High School Career Fairs
  • Apprenticeship Signing Days
  • Skills Competitions
  • Industry Roundtable Events

Check out the NAW 2017 Report and Flyer for more ideas on how to get involved.

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HAZWOPER 40-hour

40 Hour HAZWOPER will run Monday-Friday beginning September 18th in Millbury. Class begins promptly at 7am. Tardy attendees will not be admitted by the CPWR instructors. Register on line through this website.