Superintendent Training

Formal, industry recognized training to build well rounded field superintendents for local builders.


The labor shortage has caused builders to hire superintendents who do not have the well rounded construction knowledge needed to perform their jobs. When internal, on-the-job training is not enough, builders can partner with the Academy to provide formal, industry recognized training to their superintendents.

Superintendent Training is developed in partnership with University of Denver – Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management. Students earn certifications from Home Builders Institute,  International Code Council, OSHA and the Academy.

Course Schedule

To earn an HBI Residential Construction Superintendent certification, students complete the following courses, with classes on two evenings per week:

  • Construction Management: 40 hours
  • Interpersonal Relations: 20 hours

To earn a Master Superintendent certification from the Academy, as well as certifications from OSHA and ICC, students complete the following optional courses:

  • Construction Technologies: 64 hours
  • OSHA 30-hr Training

Course Info


Joe Carswell

Joe’s strong leadership skills are built on over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from North Carolina State University, Joe spent several years drafting, preserving historic homes, and training work release prisoners for commercial installations. He also enjoys playing music and surfing.

Eric White

Eric began his career as a commercial flooring installer before becoming a carpenter for 12 years in residential new construction/additions and commercial renovations. He has also run his own handyman company for 7 years, rehabilitated historic structures and led construction projects in remote locations. His particular interests are in green building/sustainability, hiking and making crafts.