Pre-Construction Risk Assessment (PCRA) Certificate Program

I have recently had the opportunity to participate in the PCRA certificate program presented by Green Advantage. This program is an excellent initiative for improving construction within Healthcare facilities as well as any construction site. It is very important to raise the awareness to the construction industry of impacts within the site and its surrounding work areas. This program introduces you to infectious control and how the health of patients and staff can be at risk, the impacts of noise, coordination for utility shut downs and overall safety awareness to say the least. In my opinion, it is important for anyone working within healthcare to educate themselves to this information and this is a positive step in the right direction. In the future, I would like to see all contractors working within Healthcare meeting this PCRA certificate requirement.
Kurt Jahrsdoerfer
Director of Engineering
Northwell Health - Lenox Hill Hospital

Why Seek a PCRA Certificate?

Working toward the high quality represented by this certificate is important for your health and safety, your career, your company, and your customers. Demand for healthcare facility construction continues to rise. Hospitals and other healthcare facility owners want to comply with federal, state, and local requirements related to construction. In short, owners seek construction personnel who can deliver construction processes that protect the health and safety of patients, staff, and workers.

Green Advantage and Green Path Technical Institute, a training organization, have partnered to help meet this demand by providing  PCRA certified personnel in the construction industry. PCRA Certificate holders have successfully demonstrated their foundational knowledge in PCRA related construction principles and best practices.

Earn a PCRA Certificate

Earning a useful and respected Certificate is easy by taking 4 simple steps!

Step 1: Read the Certificate Program Handbook
Step 2: Create a login account and register for the training & exam
Step 3: Show up for your training and study the Training Manual
Step 4: Take the exam at the conclusion of training

PCRA Certificate Learning Objectives

•    understanding the need for Pre-Construction Risk Assessment (PCRA)
•    key concepts related to infection control during construction
•    pathogen transmission factors related to construction processes
•    unique construction challenges represented by the hospital environment
•    regulatory context for healthcare facility construction
•    application of PCRA to healthcare facility construction activity
•    details of the PCRA process
•    construction impacts on building systems
•    PCRA procedures
•    Interim Life Safety Measures
•    approaches and best practices to ensure health & safety during healthcare facility construction  

Certificate Program

Certificate Program is for:

Workers across trades who perform construction/deconstruction activity in healthcare facilities:

.   Entry level Construction Worker
.   Apprentice
.   Tradesperson
.   Journey Worker
.   Engineering Department
.   Environmental Services Management
.   Infectious Prevention/ Control Team
.   Safety Personnel
.   Facilities Project Manager
.   Construction Supervisor

Course focuses on:

Determining and complying with Pre-Construction Risk Assessment for healthcare facilities

·  PCRA related construction principles
·  Best Practices to protect health & safety of patients, staff and workers during healthcare facility construction

To attain a Certificate, you must:

Attend at least 12 hours of the 16 hour training and pass the exam at the conclusion of training

Exam length/format:

50 minute test time/25 multiple-choice questions

Fee for 16 hrs. training, Training Manual & exam:


Term of Validity of Certificate:

Certificate remains valid through January 1, 2022



Review our policies in the Pre-Construction Risk Assessment Certificate Program Handbook. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us at


Click here to start the PCRA Certificate Program registration.