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General NCCER FAQ

What is an NCCER card?

The NCCER wallet card is given to a student when he or she completes Core Curriculum or any other full level of craft training through an Accredited Training Sponsor. A card is also given to anyone who successfully completes an NCCER written assessment. The card number located on the front of the card can be used to track and verify training and assessments on the Automated National Registry.

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How do I get NCCER credentials?

A full set of NCCER credentials includes a certificate of completion, wallet card and transcript. Printed credentials are sent to a student when he or she completes Core Curriculum or any other full level of craft training through an Accredited Training Sponsor. Credentials are also given to anyone who successfully completes an NCCER written assessment.

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Where can I get NCCER training?

NCCER does not directly offer craft training. Classes are available through our Accredited Training Sponsors located throughout the United States and various international locations. To find a public training center near you, search our listing here.

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Where can I take an NCCER assessment?

NCCER does not directly offer craft assessments or tests. Assessments are craft specific tests and are available through NCCER Accredited Assessment Centers located throughout the United States and various international locations. To find a public assessment center near you, search our listing here.

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What if there is no NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor or Assessment Center in my area?

If there is no training sponsor or assessment center listed near your location, try broadening your search to include neighboring states or cities. Alternatively, you may call Prov Exam Services at 866-720-7768 x115.

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How do I offer NCCER training or assessments at my organization?

To offer NCCER training or assessments at your organization, you must become an Accredited Sponsor. You can download and review the NCCER Accreditation Guidelines, or read the Accreditation Process FAQ for more information.

If you are a school or educational organization, you must be connected with an Accredited Sponsor in the construction and maintenance industry and become an Accredited Training Educational Facility (ATEF). Please download and review the NCCER ATEF Guidelines for more information. If you do not have an industry partner that is an NCCER Accredited Sponsor, please contact NCCER and ask for our Workforce Development department at 888.622.3720.

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Does NCCER offer online training or assessments?

NCCERconnect includes eBooks available in several crafts, as well as online lectures, quizzes and video presentations. This online supplement is flexible enough to be used as a self-study guide, in blended/distance education, or in the traditional classroom. NCCER also offers Pipeline web-based training modules for covered tasks. Visit www.nccerconnect.com for available crafts, ordering information, or to view an online demonstration.

NCCER does not currently offer online assessments. Please contact your local Accredited Assessment Center to take a craft assessment.

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What is the difference between an NCCER test and NCCER assessment?

NCCER tests are directly related to our curriculum and are given at the end of each module to determine proficiency of the topics covered. Passing a curriculum module or level test does not result in an industry certification, but it does get recorded in the NCCER National Registry.

NCCER assessments are part of its National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP), in which a complete series of journey-level written assessments are available. These assessments evaluate the comprehensive knowledge of an individual in a specific craft area. All individuals wanting to take an NCCER journey-level assessment should have a minimum of four years of industry experience or training to journey/technician level in that field. You must pass the NCCER written assessment and the corresponding performance verification to get Certified Plus.

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How do I become an NCCER instructor?

To become an NCCER craft instructor you must complete the Instructor Certification Training Program (ICTP) with a certified Master Trainer. For more information, view the Craft Instructor requirements.

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How do I buy NCCER textbooks?

NCCER curriculum can be purchased through our publishing partner Pearson. Visit our online catalog for details on individual books.

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Does NCCER provide study guides or practice tests?

NCCER does not provide study guides or practice tests for our training or assessments. However, to see the areas covered on each assessment, visit our Journey Level Assessment or Entry Level Assessment specifications page. NCCER eBooks, as well as physical books, can be purchased for self-study.

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Can NCCER help me find a job?

To find a job in the construction and maintenance industry, check out the Build Your Future Career Center!  NCCER does not directly employ or hire craft professionals nor provide job placement services.

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