NCCER Credentials

In an effort to provide students and craft professionals with industry-recognized credentials and assure national portability of skills, NCCER maintains a credentialing and certification system through its Registry. This online database tracks both training and/or assessments for its participants.

Training

For training, the NCCER Registry System provides transcripts, certificates and wallet cards to students who successfully complete the NCCER curriculum through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor. A transcript, certificate and an initial wallet card are granted when a trainee completes Core Curriculum or any other full level of a craft.* These industry credentials allow participants to provide easy verification of training for current or potential employers.

*Level One trainees must also complete the Core Curricula to receive a Level One Completion Certificate in most crafts.

Assessments 

For assessments, the NCCER Registry System provides verification of an individual's qualifications when the individual has successfully completed the written assessment, known as knowledge verified, or performance verification, known performance verified; for a craft through an Accredited Assessment Center. Individuals will receive a transcript, certificate and an initial wallet card for successful completion of a written assessment. Individuals who successfully complete a performance verification will receive a transcript and wallet card. For successful completion of both the written assessment and the corresponding performance verification, individuals will receive a certified plus certificate and Certified Plus wallet card.


Verifying Credentials Online

Employers can use NCCER’s Online Verification through the Registry System and a Wallet Card Number to verify that a craft professional has an NCCER credential and/or certification. 

Online Verification will allow an employer to view your transcript indicating any NCCER credentials you possess.

To verify an individual's credentials:

  1. Visit the NCCER Registry System

  2. Click on the Online Verification button

  3. Enter the individual's wallet card number which can be found on the NCCER Wallet Card