Credentials in NCCER's Registry

What Are NCCER Credentials?

NCCER's industry-recognized credentials provide trainees and craft professionals with national portability of skills. NCCER's digital credentials are a new way to show employers your skills and knowledge through our online verification tool. 

Any individual may earn an NCCER training credential by passing the applicable module tests and performance profiles.

Comprehensive Skill Sets

An NCCER wallet card gives the employer the opportunity to verify a current or potential employee’s credentials. The card is not a representation of certification but rather an illustration that the card holder has been entered into NCCER’s Registry System. It is the responsibility of the employer to verify a person’s credentials by visiting the system and using the identification number on the wallet card to access their information. To verify credentials, visit the Online Verification tool.

To further validate credentials, view our comprehensive skill sets here.

How To Earn Credentials & Certifications 

To earn NCCER credentials or certifications, an individual must work with an NCCER Accredited Training or Assessment program. Click the button below to learn more about this process. 

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Expiration of Credentials 

Some credentials expire over time to ensure the integrity and credibility of NCCER certificates. Click here to learn about the expiration of specific credentials. 

When Credentials Are Earned  

Individuals and craft professionals earn credentials after successful completion of the following: 

  • A module, level or craft completion earns a digital credential. 

  • Core or any full level of craft training through an Accredited Training Sponsor earns the initial wallet card, and certificates.  

  • An NCCER written assessment earns a wallet card and certificates. 

  • An NCCER Performance Verification earns a wallet card and certificates. 

  • An NCCER Mobile Crane, Rigger and/or Signal Person, or Tower Crane Certification earns a photo wallet card and certificates. 

  • Any type of instructor/assessment personnel certification earns a wallet card and certificates.