Credentialing Portal

About Us

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.

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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!

Step One

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.

Step Two

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.

Step Three

Due to the high volume of applicants, please allow 4-6 weeks for documentation review and credential processing.

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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.

Construction Math

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.

Construction Drawings

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.

Communication Skills

Learn about techniques for effective communication on the job including verbal, written and reading skills.

Employability Skills

Describes the opportunities offered in the industry and discusses critical thinking and essential problem-solving skills.

Material Handling

Learn about the hazards associated with handling materials and how to properly avoid injury and property damage.
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The Experts That Helped Develop The Task Alignment

Chris Newton

Workforce Development for Cajun Industries, LLC
Military Branch: Navy
Years of Service: 20

Darren Amick

General Services and Indirects Superintendent for Bechtel Oil, Gas, & Chemicals
Military Branch: Army
Years of Service: 21

John Boerstler

Executive Director for NextOp
Military Branch: Marine Corps
Years of Service: 8

Heath Culbertson

Veteran Liaison / Workforce Development for KBR
Military Branch: Air Force
Years of Service: 18