6 Instruction Hours • 15 Study Hours • Self-paced—completed within 1 to 12 Months
No Prerequisites • Certificate in Carpentry Theory • Distance Education—delivered by video instruction with instructor support available by email or phone. Online exam only—no hands-on skills assessment.

This knowledge-based Carpentry Course teaches the basics of the rough and finish carpentry trade with many insider tips from licensed contractors with decades of experience in the field.  Students will identify many of the tools of the carpentry trade as they learn how to construct floor, wall, ceiling, and roof assemblies, install doors, windows, drywall, trim and kitchen cabinets from the pros. Students study and complete the course at a pace they control, with sufficient retention of the knowledge to pass their exams with a score of 80% or higher. 

Completion of this Carpentry Course prepares individuals for entry-level employment in positions involving rough and finish carpentry such as Carpenter’s Helper, Drywall Installer, Framer, and Construction Trades Helper and for maintenance positions that involve carpentry such as Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Maintenance Technician, and General Maintenance and Repair Technician.

  • Certificates of this School do not qualify an individual to work as a registered or licensed Contractor.
  • No license or registration is required for employees working in carpentry, construction, maintenance or working on their own residence. For more occupational information on Carpentry, General Maintenance and Repair and related occupations see SOC’s: 47-3012, 47-2031, 47-2081, 47-3019 and 49-9071, (US Bureau of Labor Statistics), go to: or
  • All independent contractors are required by Idaho law to be registered with the Idaho Contractors Board, which is a division of the State of Idaho, Bureau of Occupational Licenses ( Public works projects will require an additional Contractor’s License. For more information, go to
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