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How does NAWIC work?

​​​​​​​​NAWIC is governed by a 20-person Board of Directors. The Association is divided into 14 geographic regions, and each region elects a director to serve as its representative for a two-year term. The 14 region directors serve along with the president, president-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer and immediate past president. The Board of Directors holds three board meetings annually to conduct Association business, including a Mid-Year Board Meeting in the spring and two board meetings at NAWIC’s Annual Meeting & Educational Conference.

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How can NAWIC advance your career in the construction industry? 

Through Construction Education

The NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) offers courses in the fundamentals of construction terminology, processes, procedures and technology that provide a strong, thorough overview of the industry. NEF offers the following certification programs through Oakland University: Certified Construction Associate (CCA), Construction Document Specialist (CDS) and Construction Industry Technician (CIT)

• Other courses are offered online through the NEF web site at



Stronger Industry Ties

Members of the Association are business owners and managers, executives, subcontractors, accountants, estimators, tradeswomen, attorneys, architects and engineers.

Chapter meetings, national Conventions and regional conferences provide opportunities to build a strong communication network for developing and broadening valuable business contacts.

Various committees such as Safety and Health Awareness, Professional Education and Tradeswomen encourage members to participate in their areas of individual expertise, and to offer enhanced knowledge and support from other members with similar specializations.

How can I apply?

You can become a chapter member by completing a membership application (up above) and submitting it to the NAWIC Office. You may obtain an application at NAWIC Online, by attending a chapter meeting or by requesting an application from the NAWIC Office.

Student memberships are open to female students enrolled in construction-related programs at institutions of higher education and vocational programs. NAWIC also offers memberships not affiliated with a local chapter.

Check out Member Services to see what membership level applies best for you!