Virtual Training FAQs

Virtual Training Options Available Through NCCERCan the NCCER curriculum be offered virtually/online?
Yes, virtual/online training is always an option. Instructor-led training may be conducted online through various platforms of your choice, such as Skype, Zoom and more. Check with your organization as to your approved platform.

Can I scan or copy modules and email the pdf to my students?
No, all content is copyrighted. However, there are options like NCCERconnect and eTexts that can assist with providing access to students.

If I am a student, can I access the virtual/online curriculum on my own?
Yes and no.  NCCER curriculum is available for individual purchase. NCCERconnect, however, is an instructor-led platform that requires a course to be set up into which individual students can register. EText options can be accessed by individual students once direction is given by the instructor. Do keep in mind, the module and performance tests that are given at the end of each module to receive NCCER credentials are only offered only through an NCCER accredited training center and a certified instructor or proctor. There are online options for the knowledge portion, but you need to reach out to your instructor to find out more.

Can the NCCER tests be offered virtually/online?
Yes. Craft module tests (knowledge only) can be offered remotely via the NCCER online testing system.
Note: Performance profiles must continue to be conducted in-person only. 

Can NCCER online testing be offered remotely?
Yes. Craft module tests (knowledge only) can be offered remotely via the NCCER online testing system. This option will be free of charge and available from April 6, 2020 – May 15, 2020.

Note: Performance profiles must continue to be conducted in-person only.

I am in the middle of my training session and have been told I need to transition my materials immediately to be provided online. What are my options for NCCER learning materials?
There are a few digital options available to you:

  • NCCERconnect is an online course management solution that contains a rich media eText, gradebook and multimedia library. Many of NCCER’s most popular titles are available.

  • Other titles may have eTexts available to increase access with students. These eTexts represent digital versions of the student editions but also allow for highlighting, notes and other features.

Please contact your Pearson executive sales director with your specific needs to receive guidance and access to specific solutions.

I am trying to plan my next class/training session and have been told I need to provide an online solution. What are my options for NCCER learning materials?

  • NCCERconnect is an online course management solution that contains a rich media eText, gradebook and multimedia library. Many of NCCER’s most popular titles are available.

  • Other titles may have eTexts available to increase access with students. These eTexts represent digital versions of the student editions but also allow for highlighting, notes and other features.

Please contact your Pearson executive sales director with your specific needs to receive guidance and access to specific solutions.

I have never taught an online course – are there any resources you can point me toward?
Yes, Pearson has created an online learning portal with resources for online learning. This portal will continue to be updated and enriched as Pearson develops and receives content. If you have something you feel could be useful to other instructors that you would like posted on this site, please contact Kelly.trakalo@pearson.com.

How do I get access to the available NCCER online curriculum?
Whether you choose NCCERconnect or eText, you will need to speak with your Pearson executive sales director to receive access codes.  

How long will it take for me to receive my access codes for NCCERconnect or eText?
Once you have spoken with your Pearson executive sales director and chosen your online option, it will take approximately up to three business days to receive the access codes for your students/trainees.