Alachua, Fla. — NCCER is proud to announce the release of the Third Edition of Heavy Equipment Operations Level One. This curriculum has been revised to keep up with advancements and maintain safety standards in the industry.

The Third Edition contains a new module called Earthmoving to help give trainees a better understanding of earth moving techniques before explaining the grading process. Safety is always a top priority, so additional safety measures have been added throughout the text. The addition of “green” features is also new in the Third Edition, which include handling and proper disposal of hazardous substances, hybrid machines and silt fencing.

“Heavy equipment operators are exposed to hazards and changes on a daily basis in the field. The HEO curriculum teaches the skills needed for the entry-level worker to be successful in the heavy equipment field,” said Mark S. Jones, Project Manager for Phillips and Jordan, Inc.

Students successfully completing Heavy Equipment Operations Level One through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials verifiable through the NCCER Automated National Registry.

NCCER worked with subject matter experts representing industry and academia across the country to introduce relevant industry topics. For more information on NCCER curriculum, visit