National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP)

NCCER’s National Craft Assessment and Certification Program was designed by industry professionals to help bridge the gap in workforce competence.  The program provides assessment of journey-level competence and skills of craft professionals based on industry accepted standards for each craft through knowledge and performance evaluations.  The NCACP also enables contractors to verify the qualifications of potential employees, track the skills and development of their workforce and provide upgrade training in specific areas of need. 

Available Journey-Level Assessments

The following assessments can be administered by any NCCER Accredited Assessment Center. To search a list of assessment centers that are open to the public click here.  NOTE: Click on the assessment title to see the Assessment Specification Sheet which contains the topic areas tested, number of questions in each topic area, total number of questions, passing score, allotted testing time, allowed reference materials (if applicable), if a performance verification is available and more.

Note: ANSI (Accredited Mobile Crane Program) must be administered by a Mobile Crane Endorsed NCCER Accredited Assessment Center.


*These assessments are also available in Spanish.

Assessment Title & Link Assessment Type
 Boilermaker - Pressure Vessel  Journey Level
 Boom Truck Crane  ANSI (Accredited Mobile Crane Program)
 Commercial Carpenter  Journey Level
 Commercial Electrician  Journey Level
 Concrete Finisher*  Journey Level
 Construction Workforce Development Professional  Management
 Construction Superintendent  Management
 Drywall Mechanic*  Journey Level
 Foreman  Management
 Heavy Equipment Operator - Backhoe  Journey Level
 Heavy Equipment Operator - Compaction Equipment (Roller)  Journey Level
 Heavy Equipment Operator - Dozer
 Journey Level
 Heavy Equipment Operator - Excavator  Journey Level
 Heavy Equipment Operator - Forklift  Journey Level
 Heavy Equipment Operator - Loader  Journey Level
 Heavy Equipment Operator - Motor Grader  Journey Level
 Heavy Equipment Operator - Off-Road Dump Truck  Journey Level
 Heavy Equipment Operator - Scraper  Journey Level
 Heavy Equipment Operator - Skid Steer  Journey Level
 HVAC Technician  Journey Level
 Hydroblasting Technician  Other
 Industrial Boilermaker - Maintenance  Journey Level
 Industrial Boilermaker - Exchanger  Journey Level
 Industrial Carpenter*  Journey Level
 Industrial / All Purpose Crane  ANSI (Accredited Mobile Crane Program)
 Industrial Electrician*  Journey Level
 Industrial Insulator*  Journey Level
 Industrial Ironworker*  Journey Level
 Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician  Journey Level
 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic  Journey Level
 Industrial Maintenance Support Mechanic  Journey Level
 Industrial Millwright  Journey Level
 Industrial Painter  Journey Level
 Industrial Pipefitter*  Journey Level
 Instrumentation Fitter  Journey Level
 Instrument Technician  Journey Level
 Lattice Boom Crane  ANSI (Accredited Mobile Crane Program)
 Masonry  Journey Level
 Plumber  Journey Level
 Power Generation - Maintenance Electrician  Journey Level
 Power Generation - Maintenance Mechanic  Journey Level
 Power Line Worker Distribution  Journey Level 
 Power Line Worker Substation  Journey Level
 Project Supervisor  Other
 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Worker*  Journey Level
 Rigger - Basic  Journey Level
 Rigger - Intermediate  Journey Level
 Rigger - Advanced  Journey Level
 Scaffold Builder*  Journey Level
 Signal Person  Journey Level
 Telescopic Boom Crane  ANSI (Accredited Mobile Crane Program)
 Tower Crane  Journey Level

Assessments (Spanish)

Assessment Title & Link Assessment Type
 Acabado de Concreto (Concrete Finisher)  Journey Level
 Mecánico de Paneles de Yeso (Drywall Mechanic)  Journey Level
 Carpintería Industrial (Industrial Carpenter)  Journey Level
 Electricista Industrial (Industrial Electrician)  Journey Level
 Aislador Industrial (Industrial Insulator)  Journey Level
 Herrería Industrial (Industrial Ironworker)  Journey Level
 Instalación de Tubería Industrial (Industrial Pipefitter)  Journey Level
 Refuerzo de Hierro y Varilla (Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Worker)  Journey Level
 Montaje de Andamios (Scaffold Builder)  Journey Level