Operations in the Skill Standards have up to three skill levels for each tool: basic, intermediate, and advanced woodworking skills. As a woodworker completes one level, he or she will move on to the next. Woodworkers earn Tool Stamps in their Passport as they demonstrate their skills.
Level 1 - Basic Woodworking Skills (Output Oriented)
Level 2 - Intermediate Woodworking Skills (Set-up Oriented)
Level 3 - Advanced Woodworking Skills (Solutions Oriented)
The WCA Passport is a portable record of accomplishments unique to each woodworking professional. The Passport Program is not tied to specific occupations or jobs. Woodworkers receive their individual Passport when they Enroll in the Program. As they pass evaluations throughout their career, more Tool Stamps are added to their Passport.
This permanent Passport is the property of and stays with the woodworker. It is a lifetime record of their skills and abilities.
Tool stamps are awarded to Woodworkers who demonstrate their tool competency to a WCA Accredited Skill Evaluator. WCA maintains a record of each Woodworker's stamps and provides verification to educators or employers as requested by the Woodworker. Tool Stamps lead to Credentials:
Green Credential - 30 Tool Stamps and 800 Hours
Blue Credential - 60 Tool Stamps and 1600 Hours
Red Credential - 120 Tool Stamps, 3200 Hours, Skill Demonstration
Gold Credential - 180 Tool Stamps, 4800 Hours, Skill Demonstration
Diamond Credential - 240 Tool Stamps, 6400 Hours, Master Project