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Community colleges are critical to building America’s workforce. NCCER provides accreditation, curricula and credentials that make it easy for colleges to build the programs their local employers are looking for.

NCCER for Postsecondary

NCCER provides a comprehensive workforce development system that can help colleges increase enrollments and get their students hired after program completion.


NCCER is the accrediting body for the construction industry. Our accreditation process includes director and manager training along with instructor, proctor and performance evaluator certification programs.


Our vast portfolio of craft modules provides colleges with the ability to utilize pre-designed programs or design their own. Each module is competency based and includes a knowledge and performance test that results in a stackable credential. Our curriculum is developed in conjunction with subject matter experts from across the United States and aligns with other industry-recognized credentials like OSHA 10, AWS SENSE and HVAC Excellence.

Our print and online programs allow organizations to offer in-person, hybrid, or virtual courses. All of our curriculum titles are available online through either VitalSource as eText or NCCERconnect, a customized learning management system.


NCCER maintains an online secure database that houses each individual’s completions and provides them with credentials, digital badges, transcripts, and wallet cards. These credentials are industry-recognized and verifiable online for employers looking to hire qualified individuals.

Enrollment opportunities

Colleges accredited by NCCER can sponsor local high schools that want to provide construction career and technical education programs. This type of relationship provides colleges with the opportunity to build feeder programs to boost the number of individuals interested in continuing their education at their institution.

In addition, our CareerStarter tool provides colleges with a way to connect to high school students from across the U.S. who are interested in continuing their construction education.

Helpful Resources for Postsecondary Institutions

Access Our Instructor Toolbox

Become NCCER Accredited

Contact Our Workforce Development Solutions Team

Optimize Your Classroom with NCCERconnect

Order Books & Modules

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Explore Programs & Crafts

NCCER offers curricula for over 40 craft areas with a modular-based training system that can be used in apprenticeship style training or can be custom curated to an organization’s specific needs. View several of our top crafts and programs listed or click the button below to view our craft curriculum catalog.


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My NCCER Story | Pansy Bruce

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Upcoming Events & Webinars

Jul 03
12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

We are thrilled to invite you to our Q&A sessions for existing Directors and Managers. These sessions aim to provide answers to your questions and offer assistance to ensure the ...

Jul 06
11:00 - 5:00 pm ET

This class is full and is no longer enrolling participants. Please join our next available class.

Jul 07
11:00 - 5:00 pm ET

This class is full and is no longer enrolling participants. Please join our next available class.

Get in Touch

Need assistance? Contact a member of our Workforce Development Solutions team by clicking the Contact Us button.