NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) 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 various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula and assessments for more than 70 craft and maintenance areas offered in over 6,000 NCCER-accredited locations across the United States.
NCCER’s standardized curriculum and assessments lead to industry-recognized, portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System that allows organizations and companies to verify the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER's Registry System also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.
NCCER’s workforce development process of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, registry, assessment and certification is a key component in the industry’s workforce development efforts. NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry, primarily through its Build Your Future initiative.
Learn more about the following NCCER curricula and/or assessments by visiting the Crafts/Titles search under Product Resources at nccer.org: