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Who We Are

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is the leading provider of construction education for industry and career and technical education programs. With flexible workforce development and learning solutions, NCCER’s programs provide consistency and quality to ensure craft professionals and learners receive industry-recognized certifications and credentials. With training and assessments in over 40 crafts and multiple construction disciplines, no matter your specialty, NCCER has you covered.

We’re Proud of Our Purpose


Provide rigorous and relevant workforce development solutions that create opportunities for individual career advancement and support industry growth.


A qualified and successful workforce of diverse individuals whose lives were improved through construction education.

Core Values


To trust others and be trusted to do the right thing in all interactions and endeavors.


Continuously improve and strive for excellence in all that we do.


Recognize and embrace our mission to serve the construction industry, those that participate in it and each other.


Embody the team spirit of the construction industry by working together to improve outcomes for our stakeholders and our organization.


Expand our organization’s depth and breadth to provide greater impact and opportunities.

Our Impact

Bridging the gap between industry and education

NCCER bridges the gap between industry and education through training that provides industry-recognized credentials for learners at every skill level in all facets of construction. Our standardized, module-based program structure allows trainees to transition seamlessly from high school craft training programs to apprenticeship programs and into careers in the industry.

Our History

A history of construction education

Founded in 1996, NCCER is the leading not-for-profit education foundation developing curricula for over 40 craft areas with more than 1,000 accredited organizations providing training that leads to NCCER credentials and certifications.

More About NCCER

Annual Reports

A comprehensive overview of NCCER's accomplishments, activities and events each year.

Board of Trustees

NCCER is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of construction leaders, partner associations and educational organizations who serve one to three-year terms.

Career Opportunities

Join our growing team to help us continue providing excellence in construction education.


Engage with NCCER and the construction industry through our learning opportunities and webinars.

Get Involved

Contribute to advancing NCCER’s mission by becoming a Subject Matter Expert or joining one of our committees.


NCCER serves the construction industry by helping build tomorrow’s workforce of skilled craft professionals through key strategic initiatives.

My NCCER Story

Be an inspiration to others by sharing how NCCER’s mission, education, partnerships and donors have impacted your life.


Stay informed on construction education news and issues impacting the industry.

Philanthropy & Partnerships

NCCER's partnering organizations are national associations and organizations that share a common interest in improving lives through construction education.