Build Your Future (BYF) is a recruiting and image enhancement initiative under the National Center for Education and Research (NCCER). NCCER is the accrediting body for the construction and maintenance industries and develops curriculum, assessments and provides credentials and certifications that are industry recognized. Many companies look for NCCER credentials during hiring and as a means for additional wages and promotion within their organizations. You can check out some of those at the bottom of the page.
For Your Military Training
We want to provide NCCER credentials for the training you received while you were in the military. For this reason, we have worked directly with military trainers and industry representatives to develop an alignment that allows you to see what you can receive credit for and therefore be entered into our online, secure database -the NCCER Registry. Complete the three steps below to apply for an NCCER credential today!
Locate your Army MOS code on the right side of the screen to see what NCCER craft areas you will receive credit in. If you DO NOT SEE your MOS code, please click the last column called “Future MOS Task Alignments” to submit training information for possible alignments to other crafts.
After reviewing your MOS code, scroll to the bottom of your specialty code’s web page to submit for credentials. Click on the red button located at the bottom of the web page and upload the required documentation needed from Hard Hat Heroes to verify your years of service.
Due to the high volume of applicants, please allow 4-6 weeks for documentation review and credential processing.
The printable crosswalks serve as a resource to start the conversation of how a service member’s construction-related skill set will translate into the industry. The crosswalk on the left compares all branches of the service with specific NCCER training and the crosswalk on the right is the complete document of the Army task-based alignments. By clicking on the images, you will be able to download, review and print off for your next military recruiting event.
New to the industry?
Start your training today with NCCER's FREE online core course.
No experience, no worries! NCCER has partnered with Pearson to provide $1 million worth of complimentary online Core Curriculum to service members and veterans. This curriculum will prepare you for safety on the job site as it teaches the following topics:
Construction Site Safety
Identify and follow safe work practices, procedures, properly inspect and use safety equipment.
Review basic math skills related to construction trades and demonstrate how they apply to the trades.
Power and Hand Tools
Learn how to identify, safely use and take care of hand and power tools in the construction environment.
Introduces the basic terms, components and symbols of commonly used construction drawings.
Introduction to Basic Rigging
Provides basic information related to rigging, rigging hardware and emphasizes safe working habits during operation.
Learn about techniques for effective communication on the job including verbal, written and reading skills.
Describes the opportunities offered in the industry and discusses critical thinking and essential problem-solving skills.
Learn about the hazards associated with handling materials and how to properly avoid injury and property damage.