ALACHUA, Fla. — NCCER recently released the new Maritime Structural Fitter written assessment and performance verification. The assessment covers essential knowledge of welding and cutting processes, metallurgy, safety print reading and shipfitting. The performance verification evaluates the skills and abilities required of structural fitters or shipfitters.

The new assessment complements NCCER’s growing collection of maritime-related curriculum including Maritime Industry Fundamentals, Maritime Pipefitting Levels 1-2 and Maritime Structural Fitting Levels 1-3. A Maritime Core assessment is also available to evaluate knowledge of Maritime Industry Fundamentals.

NCCER partners with the National Maritime Education Council (NMEC) to develop the standardized and nationally recognized Maritime curricula and assessments. Representatives from Austal USA, Bollinger Shipyards, Continental Maritime of San Diego, Huntington-Ingalls Industries, Tecnico Corporation, Vigor and World Marine participated as subject matter experts to contribute to the development of the Maritime Structural Fitter assessment to ensure it meets or exceeds industry standards, along with NCCER and ProvTM.

— 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.