Credentials & Registry

What are NCCER credentials?

NCCER's industry-recognized credentials provide students and craft professionals with national portability of skills. NCCER maintains credentialing and certification through its Registry System.

A full set of NCCER credentials include:

  • Certificate of completion

  • Wallet card 

  • Transcript

A full set of printed credentials are sent to a student or craft professional when he or she successfully completes the following:

  • Core or any other full level of craft training through an Accredited Training Sponsor

  • An NCCER written assessment

  • An NCCER Performance Verification

  • An NCCER Mobile Crane, Rigger and/or Signal Person, or Tower Crane Certification

Any individual may earn an NCCER training credential by passing the applicable module tests and performance profiles. Use of the NCCER curricula, while recommended, is not required to earn a credential.

What is NCCER's Registry System?

NCCER's Registry System is a secure database maintained by NCCER to track the names of individuals who have successfully earned any NCCER training credentials through an accredited organization. It also records all assessment results for both the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program and the Pipeline Training and Assessment Program.

NCCER's Registry System is accessible online and provides electronic submission and tracking of training credentials, managing of instructor lists and confirmation of training units and records. It gives NCCER Accredited Training Sponsors the ability to manage training information online in a secure environment; individuals the ability to review their own training history; and contractors access to current and future employees’ training and assessment history.

Verifying Credentials

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 NCCER Registry System and click on Online Verification.