NCCER offers both assessments and craft training. Although both may lead to NCCER's industry-recognized credentials, they are not the same.
Assessments evaluate the competence level of experienced workers, by documenting knowledge and verifying skills.
NCCER offers a complete series of entry- and journey-level written assessments as part of its National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP). These assessments evaluate the knowledge of an individual in a specific craft area and provide a prescription for upgrade training when needed. All assessments are based upon the NCCER Curriculum and have been developed in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts from the industry and Prov™, NCCER’s test development partner.
NCCER also offers management assessments for experienced foremen and supervisors and a series of academic tests for secondary career and technical education, which assist states in implementing statewide accountability systems.
Craft training is for individuals who would like to learn a craft and begin working in the construction industry.