What does "NCCER certification" mean?

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What does "NCCER certification" mean?

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The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) was created to regulate training and offer industry-known credentials for workers in the construction, maintenance, and pipeline industries. Curriculum and assessments are provided to both entry-level and journey-level craftsmen working in plants, with manufacturers, in oil and gas companies, and in other areas of the industry who wish to be certified. NCCER certification proves that a candidate is highly-skilled, well-educated, and authorized to do the job nationwide.

The NCCER provides training, assessment, certification, and career development to construction and maintenance workers in fields such as:

  • Boilermaker Construction and Maintenance
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Carpentry
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Construction
  • Crane Operator
  • Crew Leadership
  • Drywall Mechanic
  • Electrical
  • Gas Pipeline Operations
  • Heavy Equipment Operations (Backhoe, Dozer, Dump Truck, Excavator, Forklift, Motor Grader, Roller, Scraper, Skid Steer)
  • Heavy Highway Construction
  • HVAC
  • Hydroblasting Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Industrial Insulator
  • Industrial Millwright
  • Instrumentation
  • Ironworking
  • Manufactured Construction Technology
  • Management (Foreman, Supervisor, Sustainable Construction Supervisor, Construction Workforce, Development Professional)
  • Maritime Core
  • Masonry
  • Painting
  • Pipe fitting
  • Pipe Laying
  • Plumbing
  • Power Generation (Maintenance Electrician, Maintenance Mechanic)
  • Power Line Worker (Substation, Distribution, Transmission, Reinforcing Ironworker)
  • Project Management
  • Safety Orientation and Technology
  • Scaffolding Construction and Maintenance
  • Sheet Metal
  • Welding

For more information about construction certifications, check out this article: Online Construction Certifications and Certificates

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