NCCER's Pipeline Program

NCCER has partnered with ISNetworld to provide pipeline training courses on each company's online learning platform. Testing for Operator Qualifications must be done through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor. If your company is not an Accredited Training Sponsor, please click on the Third Party Pipeline Providers link to find one to work with.

Program Features

  • Online training in NCCER's Learning Management System (LMS)

  • Training available in multiple formats: standard print books, custom books and individual training modules available from Pearson for Operator Qualifications (OQ)

  • Online testing administered through the NCCER Testing System

  • Streamlined qualification process

  • Individual training for each covered task with knowledge and performance exams

  • Training and exams developed in accordance with API RP 1161, 3rd edition

  • All covered task training and qualification modules incorporate task-specific AOCs

NCCER has been providing pipeline resources for over twenty 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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Now Available: Online Pipeline Training Courses from NCCER


Only pipeline operators (not NCCER) can determine what criteria will qualify workers, contractors and subcontractors working on their pipeline.

Ordering Books & Modules


Standard Print Book Orders

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

  • Call the Pearson ordering department at: 800-922-0579
  • Email the Pearson ordering department at:
  • Existing customers: use the Pearson Oasis system at

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.


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.

  • 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 business days and are accessible for 180 days
  • Quantity-based pricing available


Individual Training Modules for OQ

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

  • Training modules will be available immediately after purchase
  • Ebook format
  • No print option and cannot be downloaded
  • Accessible for 180 days

Pipeline Career Pathway (Click image to enlarge.)