A leader in workforce development for the construction industry, NCCER sets and maintains the global standard in construction training and certification. NCCER qualifications have been developed by CEOs and academic leaders to help learners gain credentials that are recognised by the industry around the world.

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What is NCCER?

NCCER is a nonprofit education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and academic leaders who united to revolutionise the construction industry. Together, these leaders created a standardised training and credentialing programme for the industry.

NCCER, in cooperation with Pearson, develops and publishes a world-class curriculum created by subject matter experts. The curriculum ensures construction qualifications are standardised so that training programmes meet or exceed national industry standards.

Why take NCCER qualifications?

Because training is written to an industry standard and credentials are portable, learners who complete NCCER training are equipped to meet the labour demands of employers around the world, enhancing their employment opportunities. NCCER ensures training is consistent through a process of programme accreditation, instructor certification, standardised curriculum, national registry, assessment and certification.

How are credentials tracked?

Credentials are tracked in NCCER's National Registry. This globally recognised and portable credentialing system allows organisations and companies to track and check the qualifications of their craft professionals, as well as check the qualifications of possible new hires. The National Registry also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.

What subjects can I study?

The NCCER curriculum includes more than 70 craft areas. See a full list of NCCER qualifications.

Where can I study NCCER qualifications?

NCCER qualifications are taught worldwide by contractors, associations, construction users, and secondary and post-secondary schools.