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Programs & Crafts


NCCER has been developing and updating quality craft curricula and assessments since 1996. Our extensive portfolio of content covers more craft areas than any other curriculum or assessment provider and is developed in conjunction with industry subject matter experts from across the country.

Programs & Crafts

Craft Catalog

NCCER offers a vast portfolio of print and online training materials that cover over 40 different craft areas and includes leadership training. Each craft area is broken down into competency-based modules that include a knowledge and performance test resulting in a stackable credential. These modules can be taught in a pre-designed apprenticeship structure or can be selected to design custom programs.

Our Assessments

NCCER’s rigorous and relevant assessment program is created by subject matter experts to evaluate the knowledge and skills of craft professionals. The assessments provide the opportunity for professionals to receive credentials and certifications. In addition, each assessment results in a personalized training prescription that identifies areas where training is needed.

Organizations can use NCCER’s assessments as a pre-hire tool or a way to assess their current workforce with the goal of upskilling. This is a great way to start a training and development plan for craft professionals.

The NCCER Difference

Standardized construction training and certification model recognized industry-wide

1. Training Built by Industry, for Industry

NCCER’s standardized training programs are created by subject matter experts and provide education focused on the specific skills and safety practices needed on today’s construction site. Accepted and delivered by contractors, associations, and learning institutions around the world, NCCER’s programs lead to rigorous, high-quality training on in-demand construction skills.

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2. Flexible, Digital Instruction

Online training materials help provide learners with the flexibility needed to accommodate their busy schedules, whether they’re interested in exploring a new skill or pursuing full journey-level certification. Online materials also help instructors devote classroom time to hands-on instruction. NCCERconnect offers interactive, online training for many of the most popular curricula and learning materials for additional crafts are available digitally as eText.

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3. Hands-On Learning

To be successful in the field, performance training and evaluation enables learners to master hands-on construction skills in real-world environments. NCCER’s performance testing helps ensure learners are productive, safe, and confident in using their skills after earning NCCER credentials.

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Enhanced Construction Training

Take your team to the next level using NCCER’s programs to prioritize training, improve safety and develop future leaders.

Construction Site Safety Program

Provides a comprehensive, standardized construction safety program that offers a path into the safety profession for new entrants and experienced craft professionals.

Construction Superintendent Certification Program

Prepares high performing craft and construction professionals with the important and valuable knowledge to succeed as a construction superintendent.

Fast Track Program

Recruit and train individuals through a focused, accelerated program that provides basic knowledge and skills to ensure successful initial employment.

Mobile Crane, Rigger & Signal Person Programs

NCCER’s Mobile Crane Operator Certification Program consists of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME B30.5 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC. NCCER’s Rigger & Signal Person Certification Program consists of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME B30 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC.

National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP)

NCCER’s National Craft Assessment and Certification Program was designed by industry professionals to help bridge the gap in workforce competence. The program provides assessment of journey-level competence and skills of craft professionals based on industry accepted standards for each craft through knowledge and performance evaluations.

Pipeline Program

Prepare learners for demanding projects in the pipeline industry.


NCCER Network Directory

NCCER has a vast network of organizations who utilize our resources to train and assess aspiring and existing craft professionals. These organizations meet the NCCER standards and are committed to providing quality construction education to build a safe, productive and sustainable workforce of craft professionals.

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