National Center for Construction Education & Research
The study of masonry is one of the world’s oldest and most respected crafts. Masonry construction existed for thousands of years. The remains of stone buildings date back 15,000 years, and the earliest manufactured bricks unearthed by archaeologists are more than 10,000 years old. These bricks were made of hand-shaped, dried mud. Among the most well known works of masons are the pyramids of ancient Egypt and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
NCCER’s three-level curriculum encompasses modules such as Mortar, Metalwork in Masonry, and Estimating.
Pre/Post-tests are created for secondary career and technical education. These tests are formerly known as the National Construction Career Tests (NCCT). Pre/Post-tests align with industry skill standards based upon NCCER's curriculum.
Pre- and Post-Test Information Sheet
NCCER's assessments evaluate the knowledge of an individual in a specific craft area and provide a prescription for upgrade training when needed. All assessments are based upon the NCCER Curriculum and have been developed in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts from the industry and Prov™, NCCER's test development partner. Click assessment below to open its specifications:
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.
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