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Home Builders Institute (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) Certification Assessments

HBI PACT Programs customize HBI's flexible national building skills training model to best meet the employment needs of the local construction businesses in the communities where they have been established. PACT is based on HBI's National Construction Skill Standards and NAHB's National Green Building Standards.

Students who complete training through HBI PACT are eligible to sit for the PACT Certification Assessments. Completion of either PACT Core Certification Assessment is required to sit for the Specialty Certification Assessment.


The certification assessments that are currently offered are listed below.  Assessment blueprints are available by clicking the test title.

Print HBI PACT Student Certification Brochure

Administration Details

  • The certification assessment can be administered either paper/pencil or online through QuadNet, NOCTI’s online assessment system
  • Tests are available in Text-to-Speech format
  • Pre-tests are not currently available for this program

Customized Study Guides

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HBI PACT Customized Study Guides

Study guides are available for all of the HBI PACT certification assessments. Study guides are intended to serve as a road map for test preparation and can be used individually or in small groups. Sample questions provide an opportunity for students and teachers to experience the type of questions found on the certification assessments.


Certificates will be issued for those students meeting or exceeding the cut scores on the post-assessment. Passing levels are shown below.

Test Title Cutscore
Building Construction Technology Certification Assessment H1 71%
Building Construction Technology Certification Assessment H2 70%
Core Certification Assessment G1 70%
Core Certification Assessment G2 73%
Green Core Certification Assessment GB1 70%
Green Core Certification Assessment GB2 73%