NCCER's Enhanced Pipeline Program

Program Features

  • Training available in multiple formats: standard print books, custom books and individual training modules for OQ
  • Testing available online
  • Streamlined qualification process
  • Individual training modules for each covered task with knowledge and performance exams
  • Integrated performance exams developed in accordance with API RP 1161, 3rd edition
  • All covered task training and qualification modules incorporate task-specific AOCs
  • Pipeline testing administered online through the new NCCER Testing System
  • After October 2, 2017, the Assessment Operator Qualification (OQ) method will no longer be available

NCCER has been providing pipeline resources for over fifteen years and prides itself on safety, quality and results. Contact NCCER today to start using this comprehensive training and qualification system.

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Ordering Books & Modules

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Standard Print Book Orders

There are three options for ordering printed, traditional textbooks from Pearson:

  1. Call the Pearson ordering department at: 800-922-0579
  2. For institution/businesses: use the Pearson Oasis system at oasis.pearson.com.
  3. For students/individuals: order online at https://www.nccer.org/shop/online-bookstore.

If you are not a current customer, you will need to set up an account and obtain your 11-digit Pearson account number by calling the number listed above in order to receive discounted business pricing.

  • Institutional/Business Price: $100.00 per level
  • Student/Retail Price: $133.33 per level

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Custom Book & Module Orders

Pearson Collections allows an instructor/organization to make custom bulk purchases in both print and digital. If an organization only wants specific modules instead of full books, they should use this platform to build their custom books.

  • www.pearsoncollections.com
  • There is an order minimum of 10 custom books
  • Digital copies can be added by selecting the option when ordering
  • Printed books take 3 weeks to fulfill
  • Digital PDFs are available within 5 days and are accessible for 180 days
  • Quantity-based pricing available

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Individual Training Modules for OQ

VitalSource is available for individuals needing covered task modules that can be used for training or as study guide for OQ tests

  • www.NCCER.org/pipeline-program
  • Training modules will be available immediately after purchase
  • Interactive Ebook format
  • No print option and cannot be downloaded
  • Accessible for 180 days
  • $18 per module

Covered Task Module Reference Table

Each covered task module is linked to its purchase page through VitalSource. You must create an account and be logged in to purchase each module. Click here for more information.

Covered Task Number
Covered Task Title - Qualification Description
Craft Title
Module Exam Specifications
Performance Profiles
AOCFG-17 Abnormal Operating Conditions Control Center
All Intro to the Pipeline Industry 3e None associated with this module
AOCCC-17 Abnormal Operating Conditions Field and Gas
All Intro to the Pipeline Industry 3e None associated with this module
CT1_1-17 Measure Structure-to-Soil Potentials Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT1_2-17 Conduct Close Interval Survey Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT1_3-17 Test and Detect Interference Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT1_4-17 Inspect and Perform Electrical Test of Bonds Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT1_5-17 Inspect and Test Electrical Isolation Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT2_1-17 Verify Test Lead Continuity Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT2_2-17 Repair Damaged Test Leads Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT2_3-17 Install Test Leads by Non-Exothermic Welding Methods Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT2_4-17 Install Test Leads by Exothermic Welding Methods Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT3_0-17 Obtain a Voltage and Current Output Reading from a Rectifier to Verify Proper Performance Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT4_1-17 Troubleshoot Rectifier Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT4_2-17 Repair or Replace Defective Rectifier Components Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT4_3-17 Adjustment of Rectifier Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT5_1-17 Examine for Mechanical Damage on Buried or Submerged Pipe Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT5_2-17 Examine for External Corrosion on Buried or Submerged Pipe Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT5_3-17 Inspect the Condition of External Coating on Buried or Submerged Pipe Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT7_1-17 Visual Inspection of Atmospheric Coatings Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT7_2-17 Prepare Surface for Coating Using Hand and Power Tools Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT7_3-17 Prepare Surface for Coating by Abrasive Water Blasting Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT7_4-17 Prepare Surface for Coating by Abrasive Blasting Media Other Than Water Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT7_5-17 Apply Coating Using Hand Application Methods Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT7_6-17 Apply Coating Using Spray Application Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1  Performance Profiles
CT7_7-17 Perform Coating Inspection Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT8_1-17 Measure Pit Depth with Pit Gauge Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT8_2-17 Measure Wall Thickness with Ultrasonic Meter Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT8_3-17 Measure Corroded Area Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT9_1-17 Install Bonds Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT9_2-17 Install Galvanic Anodes Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT9_3-17 Install Rectifiers Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT9_4-17 Install Impressed Current Groundbeds Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT9_5-17 Repair Shorted Casings Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT9_6-17 Install Electrical Insulating Device Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT10_1-17 Insert and Remove Coupons Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT10_2-17 Monitor Probes (Online) Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT11_0-17 Monitoring and Controlling the Injection Rate of the Corrosion Inhibitor Pipeline Corrosion Control L2 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT12_0-17 Visually Inspect Internal Pipe Surface Pipeline Corrosion Control L1 Pipeline Corrosion Control 3e Level 1 Performance Profiles
CT14_1-17 Locate Line Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT14_2-17 Install, Inspect, and Maintain Permanent Marker Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT14_5-17 Install, Inspect, and Maintain Temporary Marker Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT15_1-17 Visually Inspect Surface Conditions of Right-of-Way Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT16_1-17 Inspect Navigable Waterway Crossing Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT19_1-17 Valve Body Winterization or Corrosion Inhibition Pipeline Mechanical L2 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT19_2-17 Valve Lubrication Pipeline Mechanical L2 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT19_3-17 Valve Seat Sealing Pipeline Mechanical L2 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT19_4-17 Valve Stem Packing Maintenance Pipeline Mechanical L2 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT19_5-17 Adjust Actuator/Operator, Electric Pipeline Mechanical L2 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT19_6-17 Adjust Actuator/Operator, Pneumatic Pipeline Mechanical L2 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT19_7-17 Adjust Actuator/Operator, Hydraulic Pipeline Mechanical L2 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT20_0-17 Inspect Main-Line Valves Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT21_1-17 Repair Valve Actuator/Operator, Pneumatic Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT21_2-17 Disassemble and Reassemble Valves Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT21_3-17 Internal Inspection of Valves and Their Components Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT21_4-17 Repair Valve Actuator/Operator, Hydraulic Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT21_5-17 Repair Valve Actuator/Operator, Electric Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT22_1-17 Inspect Tank Pressure / Vacuum Breakers Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT22_2-17 Inspect, Test, and Calibrate HVL Tank Pressure Relief Valves Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT23_1-17 Maintain and Repair Relief Valves Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT23_2-17 Inspect, Test, and Calibrate Relief Valves Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT24_1-17 Maintain and Repair Pressure Limiting Devices Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT24_2-17 Inspect, Test, and Calibrate Pressure Limiting Devices Pipeline Mechanical L3 Pipeline Mechanical 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT25_1-17 Inspect, Test, and Calibrate Pressure Switches Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT25_2-17 Inspect, Test, and Calibrate Pressure Transmitters Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT26_0-17 Verify or Set Protection Parameters for Programmable Controllers and/or Other Instrumentation Control Loops Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT27_1-17 Routine Inspection of Breakout Tanks (API 653 Monthly or DOT Annual) Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT28_0-17 Provide Security for Pipeline Facilities Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT29_1-17 Launching In-Line Inspection Devices Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT29_2-17 Receiving In-Line Inspection Devices Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT30_0-17 Test Overfill Protective Devices Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT31_0-17 Inspect and Calibrate Overfill Protective Devices (Liquid) Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT32_0-17 Observation of Excavation Activities Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT33_1-17 Determine Allowable Line Pressure in Section of Pipe to be Moved Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT33_2-17 Preparation for Movement Activities Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT33_3-17 Moving In-Service Pipeline Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT34_0-17 Inspect Existing Pipe Following Movement Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT36_1-17 Safe Disconnect of Pipeline Facilities Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT36_2-17 Purging of Pipeline Facilities Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT36_3-17 Sealing a Disconnected Portion of Pipeline Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT37_0-17 Install or Repair Support Structures on Existing Aboveground Components Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT38_1-17 Visually Inspect Pipe and Pipe Components Prior to Installation Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT38_3-17 Visually Inspect that Welds Meet DOT Requirements Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT39_0-17 Backfilling a Trench Following Maintenance Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT40_1-17 Fit Full Encirclement Welded Split Sleeve Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT40_3-17 Apply Composite Sleeve Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT40_4-17 Install Mechanical Bolt-On Split Repair Sleeve Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT40_5-17 Install Weldable Compression Coupling Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT40_6-17 Install and Remove Plugging Machine Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT40_7-17 Installing a Tap 2 Inches and Under on a Pipeline System Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT40_8-17 Installing a Tap Larger Than 2 Inches on a Pipeline System Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT40_9-17 Install and Remove Completion Plug on Pipelines Larger than 2 Inches Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT41_0-17 Conduct Pressure Test Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT42_7-17 Welding Pipeline Maintenance L3 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 3 Performance Profiles
CT44_3-17 Inspect, Test, and Maintain Flow Computer for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT44_4-17 Inspection, Testing, and Corrective and Preventative Maintenance of Tank Gauging for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT44_5-17 Prove Flow Meters for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT44_6-17 Maintain Flow Meters for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT44_7-17 Inspect, Test, and Maintain Gravitometers/Densitometers for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT44_8-17 Inspect, Test, and Maintain Temperature Transmitters for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT50_0-17 Purge Gas from a Pipeline Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT51_0-17 Purge Air from a Gas Pipeline Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT52_1-17 Conduct Vegetation Survey Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT52_2-17 Conduct a Leak Survey with a CGD Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT52_3-17 Conduct a Leak Survey with a Flame Ionization Unit Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT54_0-17 Test Remotely Controlled Shutdown Devices Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT55_0-17 Maintain Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Pipeline Electrical and Instrumentation  L2 Pipeline Electrical Instrumentation 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT56_0-17 Perform Incremental Pressure Increases to Uprate the MAOP Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT57_0-17 Operate Odorant Equipment Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT58_0-17 Monitor Odorant Level Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT59_0-17 Vault Maintenance Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT63_1-17 Start-Up of a Liquid Pipeline (Field) Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT63_2-17 Shutdown of a Liquid Pipeline (Field) Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT63_3-17 Monitor Pressures, Flows, Communications, and Line Integrity and Maintain Them Within Allowable Limits on a Liquid Pipeline System (Field) Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT63_4-17 Locally Operate Valves on a Liquid Pipeline System (Field) Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT64_1-17 Start-Up of a Liquid Pipeline (Control Center) Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT64_2-17 Shutdown of a Liquid Pipeline (Control Center) Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT64_3-17 Monitor Pressures, Flows, Communications, and Line Integrity and Maintain Them Within Allowable Limits on a Liquid Pipeline System (Control Center) Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT64_4-17 Remotely Operate Valves on a Liquid Pipeline System Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT65_1-17 Start-Up of a Gas Pipeline Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT65_2-17 Shutdown of a Gas Pipeline Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT65_3-17 Monitor Pressures, Flows, Communications and Line Integrity and Maintain Them Within Allowable Limits (Gas) Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CT65_4-17 Manually or Remotely Open or Close Valves or Other Equipment Pipeline Operations L2 Pipeline Operations 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CTCC-17 Cold Cutting Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CTFB-17 Flange Bolting Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CTMP-17 Mud Plugging Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CTTB-17 Tubing Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles
CTTP-17 Threaded Pipe Fabrication Pipeline Maintenance L2 Pipeline Maintenance 3e Level 2 Performance Profiles