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NCCER Releases Revised Welding Curriculum

07/28/2022 Press Release

welding 6e l1 cover 350x452 1The sixth edition of the National Center for Construction Education and Research’s (NCCER) Welding Level 1 curriculum is now available for purchase. As NCCER’s third most popular craft training program, this update arrives in time for the start of the upcoming academic year.

The updated content includes the latest in safety information, including Standard Welding Procedure Specification examples from the American Welding Society (AWS). The content also reflects technological changes to the craft, modern approaches and best practices. In addition, the Trainee Guide has a modernized page design that presents information concisely with improved readability to help all learners.

With this latest revision, NCCER has also updated the online learning options available through the NCCERconnect platform. Instructors and students can use NCCERconnect for Welding Level One to engage with user-friendly digital tools, including resources from the NCCERconnect platform, such as online quizzes, videos, self-guided interactive learning and more.

To learn more about these updates, join the upcoming Welding webinar with NCCER Project Manager Dario VanHorne and NCCER Technical Writer Don Congdon. The webinar will be held Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. EST.

NCCER develops and distributes its curricula in partnership with the world’s leading learning company, Pearson, to ensure that it complies with the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship requirements for time-based training. Individuals who successfully complete these training programs through an NCCER-Accredited Training Sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials through the NCCER Registry System. To learn more about NCCER curricula and purchasing options, visit the bookstore.


About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curricula and assessments with portable credentials and certifications for skilled craft professionals. NCCER provides a comprehensive workforce development system that includes accreditation, training, assessment, certification, and career development solutions for the construction and maintenance industries. For more information, visit or contact NCCER customer service at 1.888.622.3720. 

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