What’s In It for YOU?

It’s difficult to find and keep skilled workers and it’s difficult for woodworkers to show what they know during the interview process. The industry needs a way to recognize skills and reward achievement. WCA meets that need. The Woodwork Passport program leads to professional credentials for woodworkers and a pool of demonstrated talent for employers. CLICK HERE to see the Credentials.

Today we have Assessments for over 240 woodworking operations, the most-performed operations in our industry.  The Woodwork Passport is a portable, personal, permanent record of a woodworker’s achievements. Developed by industry, the simple system for testing skills and recording the results leads to industry-recognized certificates that stay with an individual throughout their career.

CLICK HERE to See Current Skill Evaluator Training Dates and Places

Educators click here to renew

How It Works

Individuals enroll in the program by purchasing a Passport which entitles you to have your woodworking skills evaluated against industry approved performance standards, leading to multiple levels of credentials. More benefits are available to companies by subscribing to the WCA INDustry™ membership program, or to schools as a WCA EDUcation™ member. Click the links in the paragraph above to learn more.

 Your Benefits . . .

Registry = Your Official Records

Plant Owner = Employee Performance Standards and Rewards

Woodworker = Personal National Credential for Achievements and Work Record

Educator = Industry Endorsed Skills and Certificates for your Students

New Hire = Career Path and Recognition in Woodwork Manufacturing

Forums = Your Place to Talk Shop


For the first time students and educators of woodwork manufacturing can have skills certified by Accredited Skill Evaluators using  industry standards.

Schools Subscribe as an EDUcation™ member for shop materials and training aids, as well as the special certificate designed just for students. Learn more


Reduce the frustration of looking for skilled employees. Applicants carrying a WCA Passport have skills verified by Accredited Skill Evaluators using  industry standards. Their credentials give you confidence that you’re hiring a productive and skilled employee.

Companies Subscribe as an INDustry™ member to use the program to recognize the achievements of current employees. Learn more…