NCCER – National Center for Construction Education & Research


Our mission is to build a safe, productive and sustainable workforce of craft professionals.

Our vision is to be universally recognized by industry and government as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for construction and maintenance craft professionals.


The following principles have been ingrained into NCCER since our founding in 1996, and as we work toward achieving our mission and vision, NCCER will continue to apply these values in all of our activities.

  • Integrity: to maintain the trust of the industry by always doing what is right

  • Credibility: to be regarded as the most reliable source of workforce development resources for industry

  • Innovation: to continuously improve our products, programs, and services to benefit the construction, maintenance, and pipeline industries

  • Commitment: complete dedication to our stakeholders, our mission, and goals

  • Quality: to provide the industry with the premier resources for workforce development

  • Industry Support: to uphold and serve the interests of the construction industry and our customers in everything that we do

  • Customer Focus: to devote our resources to serving the best interests of our stakeholders and craftworkers at all levels of development

  • Sustainable Career Opportunities: to ensure that craftworkers understand their opportunities for advancement and growth at every step of career development