ALACHUA, Fla. - NCCER recently revised and released the 9th edition of its Electrical curriculum. Consistently ranking as one of the most popular craft choices, all four levels have been updated to meet industry regulations and safety standards.

Revisions have been made to the content, art and format of the curriculum. Changes include new instructor lesson plans for all modules, along with new art and a new standardized design. New art for the program has been provided by leading industry manufacturers and contractors to ensure the knowledge of both standard electrical tools and the latest technology. The curriculum has been updated to meet the 2017 NFPA 70: National Electric Code®.

Significant changes to various modules include an updated Electrical Safety (26102-17) module and LED lighting information added to both Levels 2 and 3. Additionally, a new edition of the Fundamentals of Crew Leadership module (46101-17) has been added to Electrical Level 4. All four levels are now available in the NCCER Bookstore and for custom book build on Pearson Collections. Instructor resources for the 9th edition will only be available in the new Instructor Resource Center.

A team of subject matter experts representing industry and academia contribute to the development of training curricula to ensure they meet or exceed industry standards. The authoring committee responsible for making these changes included 20 subject matter experts with representatives from Cianbro Corporation, ISC Constructors, Gaylor Electric, Faith Technologies, Beacon Electric, Tri-City Electric Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors and a number of secondary and postsecondary electrical instructors.

NCCER develops and publishes its curricula in partnership with leading textbook publisher Pearson and ensures that it complies with the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship requirements for time-based training. Individuals who successfully complete these training programs through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials through the NCCER Registry System.

— NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.