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Military members can earn credentials based on their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) through NCCER’s Hard Hat Heroes program.

NCCER for Veterans

In collaboration with construction professionals who served in each military branch, NCCER has aligned its credentials with construction-based MOS codes, allowing transitioning service members to translate military experience into the skills and certifications needed for post-military employment. Our veterans can build upon those achievements by embarking on a career in construction or continuing their craft training. We’ve identified military-friendly employers ready to hire veterans to make it easy to transition to a civilian career in the construction industry.

We honor your military training and recognize the valuable skills veterans gain during their service.


Transferable skills

Receive credentials based on earned military specialties to begin a civilian career in construction.

Employers ready to hire

Connect with NCCER’s network of military-friendly employers who understand the value veterans bring to construction teams.

Enhance trade knowledge

Continue building your skills or learn new ones with NCCER training programs.

No construction experience necessary

Enjoy free resources from NCCER and its partners.

Explore Hard Hat Heroes

Want to see how your training translates into construction skills? View our crosswalks for each branch to see how your military occupational specialties are aligned with NCCER training.

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