Accredited Skill Evaluator (ASE)

The heart of the WCA credentialing program is the Accredited Skill Evaluator (ASE). The ASE is responsible for performing skill evaluations for candidates who are pursuing their credential. There are over 225 accredited evaluators in North America in each of nine regions of the country and one Province, with each region being administered by one or more Chief Evaluators. We are recruiting and training more Skill Evaluators every month.

Skill Evaluators come from both industry and education and must have demonstrated expertise in the tools they wish to become qualified to evaluate. They must also be well versed in the Skill Standards that cover those tools. If you feel that you are up to the challenge and want to join the ranks of Skill Evaluators, click here for an overview of the application process.

Click here to learn how to become an Accredited Skill Evaluator…

Three Types of Accredited Skill Evaluators

  • In-House ASE

    People in the company who, usually along with other jobs, run the evaluations for other employees on a regular or as-needed basis. They may or may not work as Contract Accredited Skill Evaluators for other organizations.

  • Contract ASE

    Independent contractors who arrange with individuals, firms, or schools to conduct evaluations, usually in the company or school facility. Their compensation is negotiated between the parties, and no part of it goes back to the Woodwork Career Alliance.

  • Educator ASE

    Teachers of woodwork manufacturing usually serve as the Accredited Skill Evaluator for their programs. As a normal part of regular student evaluations they record WCA Points for those students holding Passports. Some serve as Contract ASEs for other organizations.

The Accredited Skill Evaluators are all independent contractors, working on their own time and fee schedule. The Woodwork Career Alliance does not direct them in any way. We do provide links on our database to Skill Evaluators near any Passport holder who would like to hire them for assessments and evaluations, and recommend them as we get requests. Evaluators also grow their own business by promoting the Passport program, and thereby their services, to local firms and/or schools who don’t have an in-house Evaluator.