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NCCER’s programs seek to serve the varied needs of the construction industry and its many sectors.


All NCCER curricula are designed in a module-based format. When learners complete a module, they receive recognition for the completion on their transcript. Additionally, organizations can use specific NCCER training modules to build custom training programs that support their specific workforce development needs.

Experienced craft professionals can take standardized assessments and hands-on performance verifications to earn certifications for the knowledge and skills learned throughout their careers. NCCER’s National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP) offers more than 50 craft-specific, journey-level assessments with accompanying performance verifications.


About Each Program

Construction Site Safety Program

The Construction Site Safety Program is a comprehensive, standardized program that offers a path into the safety profession for new entrants and experienced craft professionals. The program focuses on competencies and skills critical to success as a construction safety professional and can be effectively used for upgrade training of current safety professionals. The program is also designed to prepare craft professionals for the widely recognized safety certification exams offered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), including the Safety Trained Supervisor for Construction (STSC) and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certifications. 

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Construction Superintendent Certification Program

NCCER’s Construction Superintendent Certification Program prepares new and existing superintendent candidates with the training they need to succeed. Created by a team of seasoned superintendents and experts in the field, this program speaks directly to the superintendent participant, helping them master the challenges they face on the job each day.

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Fast Track Program

This program helps recruit unemployed and underemployed workers to the construction industry and provides them with training, credentials and entry-level jobs that lead to high-demand, sustainable careers. This is a short-term training program for entry-level construction training.

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High School Builder Program

The High School Builder Program is designed specifically for schools that are just starting their construction CTE journey. Our program provides expert guidance and support to overcome the obstacles of setting up a successful CTE program. In addition, our Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills incorporates applied math along with employability and communication skills to help your students gain the life-ready skills needed to succeed in the workforce.

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Mobile Crane, Rigger & Signal Person Programs

NCCER’s Mobile Crane Operator Certification Program consists of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME B30.5 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC.

NCCER’s Rigger & Signal Person Certification Programs consist of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME B30 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC.

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Pipeline Program

Provide owner-approved operator qualification testing and training that contains the knowledge that pipeline professionals need to complete quality work safely and efficiently. NCCER provides pipeline training courses on NCCER’s and ISNetworld’s online learning platforms.

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