You can receive credit for NCCER’s Core curriculum plus an additional 19 modules* in the following craft* areas: Sheet Metal, Concrete Finishing, Carpentry, Masonry, Painting, Welding, Ironworking, Reinforcement Ironwork, Sustainable Construction and Safety Technology. In the chart below, an X next to a module indicates you are eligible to receive credit for that module.

If an X does not appear next to a module then additional training is required for the craft level* completion. Each module builds upon one another to accomplish a level completion and this information is tracked in NCCER’s Registry System.  An industry- recognized credential* is awarded with level completions and each craft usually has three to four levels.

*Refer to NCCER’s definitions located on the right side of the screen to fully understand these terms.


NCCER's Core curriculum is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum and gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses.

CoreN/A00101-15Basic Safetyx
CoreN/A00102-15Introduction to Construction Mathx
CoreN/A00103-15Introduction to Hand Toolsx
CoreN/A00104-15Introduction to Power Toolsx
CoreN/A00105-15Introduction to Construction Drawingsx
CoreN/A00106-15Introduction to Basic Rigging(optional)
CoreN/A00107-15Basic Communication Skillsx
CoreN/A00108-15Basic Employability Skillsx
CoreN/A00109-15Introduction to Material Handlingx



Concrete Finishing

This two-level curriculum covers a range of specific content such as the characteristics of concrete, using concrete as a building material and the process of curing concrete.

Concrete Finishing123101Introduction to Concrete Construction and Finishing
Concrete Finishing123102Safety Requirements
Concrete Finishing123103Properties of Concrete
Concrete Finishing123104Tools and Equipmentx
Concrete Finishing123105Preparing for Placement
Concrete Finishing123106Placing Concrete
Concrete Finishing123107Finishing, Part One
Concrete Finishing123108Curing and Protecting Concrete
Concrete Finishing123109Introduction to Troubleshooting
Concrete Finishing223201Properties of Concrete, Part Two
Concrete Finishing223202Estimating Concrete Quantities
Concrete Finishing223203Forming
Concrete Finishing223204Site Concrete
Concrete Finishing223205Architectural Finishes
Concrete Finishing223206Industrial Floors
Concrete Finishing223207Superflat Floors
Concrete Finishing223208Surface Treatments
Concrete Finishing223209Quality Control
Concrete Finishing223210Making Repairs


Sheet Metal

This four-level curriculum is designed to prepare the trainee for a large range of possibilities, covering topics such as Installation of Ductwork, Bend Allowances, and Advanced Architectural Sheet Metal.

Sheet Metal104101-08Introduction to Sheet Metal Tradex
Sheet Metal104102-08Tools of the Tradex
Sheet Metal104103-08Introduction to Sheet Metal Layout and Processesx
Sheet Metal104104-08Trade Math Onex
Sheet Metal104105-08Fabrication One- Parallel Line Developmentx
Sheet Metal104106-08Installation of Ductwork
Sheet Metal104107-08Installation of Air Distribution Accessories
Sheet Metal104108-08Insulation
Sheet Metal104109-08Architectural Sheet Metal
Sheet Metal204201-08Trade Math Two
Sheet Metal204202-08Plans and Specifications
Sheet Metal204203-08Fabrication Two- Radial Line Development
Sheet Metal204204-08Sheet Metal Duct Fabrication Standards
Sheet Metal204205-08Air Properties and Distribution
Sheet Metal204206-08Bend Allowances
Sheet Metal204207-08Soldering
Sheet Metal204208-08Basic Piping Practices
Sheet Metal204209-08Fiberglass Duct
Sheet Metal304301-09Trade Math Three- Field Measuring and Fitting
Sheet Metal304302-09Air Systems
Sheet Metal304303-09Principles of Airflow
Sheet Metal304304-09Louvers, Dampers and Access Doors
Sheet Metal304305-09Comprehensive Plan and Specification Reading
Sheet Metal304306-09Fabrication Three- Triangulation
Sheet Metal304307-09Advanced Architectural Sheet Metal
Sheet Metal404401-09Shop Production and Organization
Sheet Metal404402-09Air Testing and Balancing
Sheet Metal404403-09Introduction to Welding, Brazing and Cutting
Sheet Metal404404-09Fume and Exhaust System Design
Sheet Metal404405-09Fabrication Four- Comprehensive Review
Sheet Metal404406-09Introductory Supervisory Skills


This four-level curriculum covers content such as Building Materials, Cabinet Fabrication, and Advanced Wall Systems.

CraftLevelModuleTitle Credit
Carpentry127101-13Orientation to the Trade
Carpentry127102-13Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
Carpentry127103-13Hand and Power Tools
Carpentry127104-13Introduction to Construction Drawings,
Carpentry127105-13Floor Systems
Carpentry127111-13Wall Systems
Carpentry127112-13Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing
Carpentry127110-13Basic Stair Layoutx
Carpentry127109-13Introduction to Building Envelope Systems
Carpentry227201-13Commercial Drawings
Carpentry227202-13Roofing Applications
Carpentry227203-13Thermal and Moisture Protection
Carpentry227204-13Exterior Finishing
Carpentry227205-13Cold-Formed Steel Framing
Carpentry227206-13Drywall Installation
Carpentry227207-13Drywall Finishing
Carpentry227208-13Doors and Door Hardware
Carpentry227209-13Suspended Ceilings
Carpentry227210-13Window, Door, Floor and Ceiling Trim
Carpentry227211-13Cabinet Installation
Carpentry327303-14Properties of Concrete
Carpentry338101-11Rigging Equipment
Carpentry338102-11Rigging Practices
Carpentry327306-14Trenching and Excavating
Carpentry327304-14Reinforcing Concretex
Carpentry327307-14Foundations and Slab-on-Grade
Carpentry327308-14Vertical Formwork
Carpentry327309-14Horizontal Formwork
Carpentry327305-14Handling and Placing Concrete
Carpentry327310-14Tilt-up Wall Panels
Carpentry427401-14Site Layout One - Differential Leveling
Carpentry427402-14Site Layout Two - Angular and Distance Measurements
Carpentry427403-14Advanced Roof Systems
Carpentry427404-14Advanced Wall Systems
Carpentry427405-14Advanced Stair Systems
Carpentry427406-14Introduction to Construction Equipment
Carpentry427407-14Introduction to Oxyfuel Cutting and Arc Welding
Carpentry427409-14Site Preparation
Carpentry446101-11Fundamentals of Crew Leadership



This three-level curriculum encompasses modules such as Mortar, Metalwork in Masonry and Estimating.

Masonry128101-13Introduction to Masonryx
Masonry128106-13Masonry Safetyx
Masonry128102-13Masonry Tools & Equipment
Masonry128103-13Measurements, Drawings, and Specifications
Masonry128105-13Masonry Units and Installation Techniques
Masonry228201-14Residential Plans and Drawing Interpretation
Masonry228202-14Residential Masonry
Masonry228203-14Reinforced Masonry
Masonry228204-14Masonry Openings and Metalwork
Masonry228205-14Advanced Laying Techniques
Masonry228206-14Effect of Climate on Masonry
Masonry228207-14Construction Inspection and Quality Control
Masonry328301-14Elevated Masonry
Masonry328302-14Specialized Materials and Techniques
Masonry328303-14Repair and Restoration
Masonry328304-14Commercial Drawings
Masonry328306-14Site Layout - Distance Measurement and Leveling
Masonry328308-14Stone Masonry
Masonry346101-11Fundamentals of Crew Leadership



This three-level curriculum covers topics such as Basic Surface Preparation, Wood Finishing, and Texturing.
Painting107101Careers in the Painting Trade
Painting107103Ladders, Scaffolds, Lifts and Fall Protection
Painting107104Identifying Surface/ Substrate Materials and Conditionsx
Painting107105Protecting Adjacent Surfaces
Painting107106Basic Surface Preparation
Painting107107Sealants and Repair/ Fillers
Painting107108Introduction to Paints
Painting107109Brushing and Rolling Paints and Coatings
Painting207201Painting Failures and Remedies
Painting207202Job Planning and Completion
Painting207203Chemical Cleaning and Stripping
Painting207204Low-Pressure Water Cleaning
Painting207205Abrasive Blasting
Painting207206Drywall Finishing and Patching
Painting207208Clear Finishes
Painting207209Wood Finishing
Painting207210Coatings Two
Painting207211Spray Painting
Painting307301Painting Failures and Remedies Two
Painting307302Job Supervision, Planning and Control
Painting307303Coatings Three
Painting307304Coating and Tinting
Painting307305Decorative (Faux) Finishes
Painting307309Spraying and Special Devices



This four-level curriculum covers topics such as Oxyfuel Cutting, Welding Symbols, and Stainless Steel Groove Welds. NCCER’s curriculum also correlates to the AWS SENSE (Schools Excelling through national Skills Education) standards and guidelines for Entry Welder.

Welding129101-15Welding Safety
Welding129102-15Oxyfuel Cutting
Welding129103-15Plasma Arc Cutting
Welding129104-15Air-Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging
Welding129105-15Base Metal Preparation
Welding129106-15Weld Quality
Welding129107-15SMAW- Equipment and Setupx
Welding129108-15SMAW Electrodes
Welding129109-15SMAW- Beads and Fillet Welds
Welding129110-15Joint Fit-Up and Alignment
Welding129111-15SMAW- Groove Welds and Backing
Welding129112-15SMAW- Open-Root Groove Welds- Plate
Welding229201-15Welding Symbols
Welding229202-15Reading Welding Detail Drawings
Welding229203-15Physical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Metalx
Welding229204-15Preheating and Postheating of Metals
Welding229205-15GMAW abd FCAW- Equipment and Filler Metals
Welding229209-15GMAW- Plate
Welding229210-15FCAW- Plate
Welding229207-15GTAW_ Equipment and Filler Metals
Welding229208-15GTAW- Plate
Welding329301-16SMAW- Open-Root Pipe Welds
Welding329302-16GMAW- Pipe
Welding329303-16FCAW_ Pipe
Welding329304-16GTAW- Carbon Steel Pipe
Welding329305-16GTAW- Low Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe
Welding329306-16SMAW- Stainless Steel Plate and Pipe Groove Welds
Welding429401-16GMAW- Aluminum Plate
Welding429402-16GTAW- Aluminum Plate
Welding429403-16GTAW- Aluminum Pipe
Welding429404-16GMAW- Aluminum Pipe
Welding429405-16Soldering and Blazing



This three-level curriculum provides a basic foundation in ironworking safety, tools, welding, cranes, rigging, forklifts, and survey equipment are included, as well as trade drawings, steel joists, and structural steel.
Ironworking130101-11Introduction to the Trade
Ironworking130102-11Trade Safety
Ironworking130103-11Tools and Equipment of the Tradex
Ironworking130105-11Mobile Construction Cranes
Ironworking130106-11Rigging Equipment
Ironworking130107-11Rigging Practices
Ironworking130108-11Trade Drawings One
Ironworking130109-11Structural Ironworking One
Ironworking130110-11Plumbing, Aligning and Guying
Ironworking129102-09Oxyfuel Cutting
Ironworking130112-11Introduction to Arc Welding
Ironworking130113-11Bar Joists and Girders
Ironworking130114-11Metal Decking
Ironworking130115-11Field Fabrication
Ironworking230201-11Trade Math
Ironworking229106-09Weld Quality
Ironworking230202-11Position Arc Weldingx
Ironworking230204-11Trade Drawings Twox
Ironworking238201-11Intermediate Rigging
Ironworking230205-11Structural Ironworking Two
Ironworking230206-11Steel Joists and Joists Girders
Ironworking230207-11Tower Cranes
Ironworking230208-11Survey Equipment Use and Care One
Ironworking330313-12Applied Trade Math
Ironworking330314-12Flux Core for Ironworking
Ironworking330304-12Stud Welding
Ironworking330312-12Structural Welding Three
Ironworking338301-11Advanced Rigging
Ironworking330311-12Precast/Tilt-Up Erection
Ironworking330307-12Special Application Hoisting Devices
Ironworking330315-12Survey Equipment and Care Two
Ironworking330302-12Pre-Engineered Systems
Ironworking330303-12Miscellaneous/ Ornamental Ironworking
Ironworking330316-12Grading and Checkered Plate
Ironworking329104-09Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging


Reinforcement Ironwork

This two-level curriculum teaches the basics of reinforcing materials, along with various tasks related to placing reinforcing materials. The trainee also learns safe rigging and welding practices.
Reinforcing Ironwork139101-05Concrete Reinforcement
Reinforcing Ironwork139102-05Concrete Reinforcement Safety
Reinforcing Ironwork139103-05Rigging Equipment
Reinforcing Ironwork139104-05Rigging Practices
Reinforcing Ironwork139105-05Commercial Blueprints
Reinforcing Ironwork139106-05Oxyfuel Cuttingx
Reinforcing Ironwork227204-01Foundations and Flatwork
Reinforcing Ironwork227205-01Concrete Forms
Reinforcing Ironwork227207-01Handling and Placing Concretex
Reinforcing Ironwork227208-01Manufactured Forms
Reinforcing Ironwork230116Metal Decking
Reinforcing Ironwork2MT101Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader


Additional Topics

Module credit can be earned within these different topics. Some of these modules are related to craft levels while others are standalone credentials.

Craft / TopicLevelModuleTitleCredit
Sustainable ConstructionN/A70101-15Your Role In the Green Environmentx
Safety TechnologyV575218-03Environmental Awarenessx