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Section 5(2) (k) of The National Construction Authority empowers the Authority to "Accredit and register contractors and regulate their professional undertakings". The Authority publishes a Register of Contractors that contains the particulars of the construction firm, including the Class of Works and Category for which the firm is registered. The Executive Director is the Registrar of Contractors:
View Registration Process HERE
The National Construction Authority is empowered by the National Construction Authority Act no. 41 of 2011 to accredit and certify skilled construction workers and construction site supervisors. Accreditation ensures that all individuals participating in the various trades have the necessary skill to undertake the same.
Construction workers and site supervisors with technical training certificates, trade tests from the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) or competency based assessment from accredited training institutions should apply for accreditation. View accreditation process HERE .
Construction workers without technical training certificates or trade tests but with atleast two years documented experience should apply for provisional accreditation. Apply for for provisional accreditation HERE.
Construction workers without technical training certificates or trade tests and without at least two years documented experience should apply for apprenticeship. View apprenticeship process HERE
Project registration is an important step towards streamlining of the construction industry. Developing a projects register will facilitate planning and maintaining of construction records that makes quality assurance not just easier but more systematic. View the project registration process HERE
Training is one if major functions of the Authority. Since 2014, the Authority has managed to train 20,000 contractors and construction workers in various key areas touching on the industry. The course content covers management units, such setting up a construction company and participating in the procurement process. The trainings also cover technical units, such as quality control,plant and equipment,drawing and specifications and quality assuarance. For more on contractor training, click HERE and on artisan training click HERE
All contractors are required to renew their practicing licenses annually. The licenses expire on June 30th every year. To view the renewal process, click HERE
The National Construction Authority has been enacted to, amongst others,undertake or commission research into any matter relating to the construction industry. Thus far, the Authority has conducted several surveys, such as the status of professionals in the industry and the mapping of technical training institutions. The Authority also published the National Construction Research Agenda Report 2014-2017, a major industry milestone. The Authority holds the Annual Construction Research Exhibition and Conference (ACoRCE) every year, a meeting of the minds that brings together on one platform leading industry experts towards business development in the region. For more on ACoRCE, click HERE