Accredited Training Sponsor Eligibility

Are you eligible to become an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor?

Acceptable Organizations for Accreditation

  • Contractors

  • Owner/Operators

  • Trade Associations

  • Labor Organizations

  • Certain Government Agencies

  • Temporary Employment Agencies

  • Consultants

  • Other entities deemed appropriate by NCCER

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Accredited Training Sponsor Requirements

If your organization will be applying for both Assessment Center and Training Sponsor accreditation, the Assessment Center application should be completed first.

The following is a list of requirements that must be met in order to become an Accredited Training Sponsor:

  1. Read, understand, and agree to abide by the NCCER Accreditation Guidelines

    • An organization must be in business for at least 3 years prior to application date.
    • An organization must have a commercial business address.
  2. Submit the Application for Training Sponsor Accreditation in the Registry along with the following supporting documentation

    • Proof of business (i.e. Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of LLC, Business License, Company By-Laws etc.)
    • Completed credit application (downloaded from within the electronic application)
    • 3 letters of recommendation for your organization from clients and/or users, dated within the last three months
    • Organizational chart showing both names and titles, to include the Primary Administrator and their immediate supervisor

NCCER will review the documents submitted and will approve the application or request more information. If approved to move forward, the application fee can be paid within the electronic application by credit card.

Following payment, the organization will:

  1. Complete online registration for the Sponsor Representative to attend the Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program

  2. Attend the Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program ($750 class registration fee per attendee)

Following completion of the Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program, the Sponsor Representative will complete the Self-Assessment portion of the electronic application and submit the following:

  • Photos of training and performance testing facilities (i.e. classrooms, computer labs, performance testing spaces, etc.)

NCCER will review the Self-Assessment and photos. If approved, the organization will move into Candidate status as an Accredited Training Sponsor.

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Candidate Status

Organization will remain in Candidate status until the initial audit is closed. During Candidate status an organization can:

  • Have Master Trainer(s) train and certify instructors
  • Use NCCER curriculum and submit module completions to NCCER via the Form 200

In order for an audit to take place the training program must be actively training and submitting module completions (Form 200s) to NCCER.

NCCER will contact the organization to schedule the initial audit. All non-conformances from the audit must be resolved in order for NCCER to close the audit and grant official accreditation.

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All intellectual property rights for any portion of the NCCER curriculum are exclusively that of NCCER. Any use of any portion of the NCCER curriculum without the written consent of NCCER is expressly prohibited.

STOP! If your organization does not meet and agree to the above eligibility criteria, becoming an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor may not be the best fit for your organization. Contact the NCCER workforce development department to determine how your organization can best fit into the NCCER accreditation processes.