NCCER's Pipelayer curriculum covers all of the knowledge required for a Pipelayer to achieve success in their trade. In addition to addressing both the rigging, delivery and cutting of pipe, the Pipelayer books concentrate on other learning objectives important to the craft, including materials, elevation, site and trench safety, foundation stabilization, testing and maintenance.

NCCER offers a one-level Pipelayer curriculum that covers topics such as Job Site Safety, Cutting Pipe, and Gaskets, Joints and Fittings.


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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Job Site Safety, Tools and Equipment, Rigging and Delivering Pipe and Associated Structures, Cutting Pipe, Gaskets, Joints, and Fittings, Introduction to Elevations, Trench Safety, Foundation Stabilization, Bedding, and Dewatering and Testing Pipe. Purchase Materials

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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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