NFBA Curriculum

NFBA Curriculum is now available! The Basic Principles for Post-Frame Construction textbook, study guide, and answer reference book are all available for purchase in the NFBA Store

NFBA's Study Guide & Exams through the University of Missouri OnlineCLICK HERE

  • Basic Principles for Post-Frame Construction - Basic Self-Study Guide: $595

  • NFBA Certification Exam - Level 1: $665

  • NFBA Certification Exam - Level 2: $665

* NFBA Members: Click here to view discount codes for these courses

The objective of this curriculum is to familiarize employees with concepts and terminology relevant to post-frame. The topics covered are:

  • Introduction to Post-Frame Construction
  • Post-Frame Basics and Terminology
  • Math Foundations
  • Reading Plans and Specifications
  • Basic Carpentry
  • Site Preparation
  • Post-Frame Foundations
  • Structural Framing
  • Metal Cladding

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  • Once you starts the Post-Frame Construction Curriculum is there a time limit that they must be done with?
    • The information for the study guide recommends 1 week per chapter for each of the 9 chapters.  The ‘system’ is set for a 180 day time limit or about 25 weeks.  
  • Once you start the tests, is there a time limit on taking those?
    • Level 1 exam has a 75 minute time limit.  Level 2 exam has a 90 minute time limit.
  • If you start the tests, are they able to pause and go back to it?
    • Both exams must be completed within the time limit and as one session – no pausing.  When one starts an exam, the timer starts and exam closes in either 75 or 90 minutes.
  • Are the tests the same test every time? Or do they change questions?
    • Both exams use a feature called ‘question banks’ which makes each exam session to be a bit different.  The ‘question bank’ feature randomly selects ‘X’ questions from a larger group of ‘Y’ questions resulting in each exam to be a bit different.