BHA Certifications

The Basement Health Association (BHA), formerly known as the National Association of Waterproofing & Structural Repair Contractors (NAWSRC), operates a nationally benchmarked certification program for Certified Egress Window Specialist®, Certified Waterproofing Specialist®, Certified Basement Air Quality Specialist®, and Certified Structural Repair Specialist®. BHA’s certification program is a comprehensive examination of work experience, textbook, and OSHA safety standards designed to qualify members of the profession as leaders of the below grade repair industry.

Successful candidates will demonstrate their ability to read, comprehend, and apply their knowledge in various areas of their trade.  Upon registration, the company he or she works for must have been a member of Basement Health Association for at least one year.

After successful registration of the exam, the certification candidate will receive a study protocol identifying books, articles, safety information and other details on such study subjects as hydrology, soils, sealants, tools, job safety, construction, and basic building codes. The applicant will use these materials to prepare for a thorough examination to test his or her comprehension and knowledge. The first exam for a company must be completed at one of the in-person events.  Upon successful completion, the applicant will be awarded his or her designation certified by the Basement Health Association, and noted on the BHA site as a Certified  Contractor.

Criteria for Certification:

An applicant must demonstrate through this application their eligibility via a combination of industry employment, management skills, and participation in industry related training programs, participation in national, state or local waterproofing or related trade organizations.

  • $500 fee for testing materials, exam access, study materials including books (books will be provided to the applicant by the BHA, the cost for which is covered by the $500 fee)

  • Sit for the test within one year of registering to take the exam (First exam must be taken at a regional seminar)

  • Must score a 75% to pass

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