You can receive credit for 24 modules* of NCCER training in the following craft* areas: Core, Heavy Equipment Operations, Heavy Highway Construction, Site Layout, 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 Tools
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

Heavy Equipment Operations

NCCER offers a three-level curriculum which will guide the trainee through modules covering each major piece of heavy equipment, as well as topics such as Civil Blueprint Reading, Soils and Paving.

Heavy Equipment Operations122101-12Orientation to the Trade
Heavy Equipment Operations122102-12Heavy Equipment Safety
Heavy Equipment Operations122103-12Identification to Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment Operations122014-12Basic Operational Techniques
Heavy Equipment Operations122105-12Utility Tractors
Heavy Equipment Operations122201-12Introduction to Earthmoving
Heavy Equipment Operations122106-12Grades, Part Onex
Heavy Equipment Operations222202-13On-Road Dump Trucks
Heavy Equipment Operations222204-13Scrapers
Heavy Equipment Operations222205-13Loaders
Heavy Equipment Operations222206-13Rough Terrain Forklifts
Heavy Equipment Operations222207-13Excavation Math
Heavy Equipment Operations222209-13Interpreting Civil Drawingsx
Heavy Equipment Operations222210-13Site Work
Heavy Equipment Operations222212-13Skid Steers
Heavy Equipment Operations222308-13Soilsx
Heavy Equipment Operations322307-14Finishing and Grading
Heavy Equipment Operations322203-14Compaction Equipment
Heavy Equipment Operations322303-14Backhoes
Heavy Equipment Operations322310-14Off-Road Dump Trucks
Heavy Equipment Operations322302-14Dozers
Heavy Equipment Operations322304-14Excavators
Heavy Equipment Operations322305-14Motor Graders

Heavy Highway Construction

This is a one-level curriculum that encompasses math skills and understanding of heavy equipment operations, safety, earthmoving, hand tools, and traffic regulations.

Highway/Heavy Construction136101-01Introduction to the Tradex
Highway/Heavy Construction136102-01Trucks
Highway/Heavy Construction136103-01Heavy Equipment
Highway/Heavy Construction136104-01Cranes
Highway/Heavy Construction136105-01Below-Grade Construction
Highway/Heavy Construction136106-01Earthmoving
Highway/Heavy Construction136107-01Plant Operations
Highway/Heavy Construction136108-01Paving
Highway/Heavy Construction136109-01Structures

Site Layout

Site layout is an important phase of any construction activity from beginning to end. Topics covered in this two-level curriculum include Surveying Math, Blueprint Reading for Surveyors and Control Setup.

Site Layout178101-04Introduction to Site Layoutx
Site Layout178102-04Surveying Mathx
Site Layout178103-04Survey Equipment Use and Care Onex
Site Layout178104-04Blueprint Reading for Surveyorsx
Site Layout278201-04Advanced Surveying Mathx
Site Layout278202-04Survey Equipment Use and Care Two, EDMIs and Total Stations

Site Layout278203-04Control Setup
Site Layout278204-04Boundary and Topography Surveysx
Site Layout278205-04Data Collection and Basic Computer Skillsx
Site Layout278206-04Concrete Properties and Quality Control

Site Layout278207-04Means and Methods

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