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NCCER has been providing training and qualification resources for the pipeline industry since 2002. Our Operator Qualification (OQ) program is designed to ensure that operators and contractors working on Department of Transportation (DOT) regulated pipeline facilities are qualified to perform specific Covered Tasks (CT), document the qualification and mitigate incidents and accidents.

NCCER for Pipeline


Our comprehensive system provides interactive online training, proctored tests and performance evaluations for liquid, gas and distribution in the following pipeline craft areas: maintenance, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation, operations and corrosion.

We work with Operators and Contractor companies to provide pipeline-specific industry training and qualifications that align to ASME B31Q and API 1161.


NCCER’s accreditation process helps ensure the integrity of your program by providing standardized training and certifications for instructors, proctors and evaluators.


NCCER’s vast portfolio of CT training allows Operators to build customized programs to meet their OQ Plans.


NCCER’s CT training is owner-approved and developed as online, self-paced courses or can be used as a supplement to instructor-led classes. Our training is comprehensive, relevant and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


NCCER’s secure online database provides transcripts, digital credentials and certifications for the training completed through an accredited organization. Once a candidate completes the knowledge and performance tests, their completion is sent to ISNetworld for validation to work on approved Operator sites.

Helpful Resources for Pipeline

Become NCCER Accredited

Contact Our Workforce Development Solutions Team

Learn About Atmos Pipeline Endorsement

Pearson Executive Directors

Third Party Pipeline Providers

View Covered Tasks Reference Table

Explore Programs & Crafts

Learn more about our Pipeline Program by clicking the button below or view the related Pipeline craft pages for additional information.

NCCER + ISNetworld Partnership

NCCER partnered with ISNetworld to provide online covered task training that can be accessed through NCCER’s and ISNetworld learning management systems (LMS). NCCER’s owner-approved covered task training provides contractors with confidence that their workforce can complete pipeline projects safely and efficiently.

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