The NWCCA desires to maintain a regular body of highly trained union carpenters who possess the skills and knowledge necessary to serve projects, maintain the reputation of the profession, and demonstrate the value of their membership.


Providing oversight, program content approval, training participation management, and account withdrawal management, the NWCCA will facilitate the Carpenter Training Program as a member service.


The long-term vision of the program is to provide an industry-leading training program, supported by members and heavily used by carpenters, that maintains the professional reputation of NWCCA member firms.


Historically, NWCCA member firms have not found sufficient value in union-sponsored training for carpenters.

In the 2016 collective bargaining negotiations, employers agreed to the union demand to eliminate the union-sponsored mandatory continuing education requirements. In return, employers received a 40-cent wage package reduction to fund the CTP.

This agreement stipulates that the 40-cent wage package reduction be maintained into perpetuity or until the bargaining parties negotiate otherwise.


This document identifies the policies that will guide the implementation and administration of the CTP:


These answers to frequently asked questions provide general information about the CTP and help further explain some of the CTP policies:

March 2018

NWCCA Association Meeting

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am
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May 2018

NWCB Convention

May 3, 2018 - May 5, 2018
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November 2018


November 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dear Members, Please save the evening of November 15, 2018, for the next NWCCA meeting. The meeting will be held at Ascend Prime, which is on the 31st floor of the Lincoln Square South Tower in Bellevue. The official meeting notice, agenda, and ballot will arrive to you in the next few weeks. Please save ... Read more

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February 2019

CTP Lunch & Learn

February 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
NWCCA, 2825 Eastlake Avenue E Suite 350
Seattle, WA 98102
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NWCCA Board of Directors Meeting

February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am
NWCCA, 2825 Eastlake Avenue E Suite 350
Seattle, WA 98102
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Monthly meeting for the NWCCA Board of Directors.

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March 2019

NWCCA Meeting

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
NWCCA, 2825 Eastlake Avenue E Suite 350
Seattle, WA 98102
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With Special Guest Speaker Michael Parks

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November 2019

Mark Breslin Event

November 4, 2019

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