You can receive credit for your initial 1345 training in addition to 21 modules* of the following craft* areas: Core, Heavy Equipment Operations, Heavy Highway Construction, Mobile Crane, Signal Person and Fundamentals of Crew Leadership. 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 Safety
CoreN/A00102-15Introduction to Construction Math
CoreN/A00103-15Introduction to Hand Tools
CoreN/A00104-15Introduction to Power Tools
CoreN/A00105-15Introduction to Construction Drawings
CoreN/A00106-15Introduction to Basic Riggingx
CoreN/A00107-15Basic Communication Skills
CoreN/A00108-15Basic Employability Skills
CoreN/A00109-15Introduction to Material Handling

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 One
Heavy Equipment Operations222202-13On-Road Dump Trucks
Heavy Equipment Operations222204-13Scrapersx
Heavy Equipment Operations222205-13Loaders
Heavy Equipment Operations222206-13Rough Terrain Forklifts
Heavy Equipment Operations222207-13Excavation Mathx
Heavy Equipment Operations222209-13Interpreting Civil Drawings
Heavy Equipment Operations222210-13Site Work
Heavy Equipment Operations222212-13Skid Steers
Heavy Equipment Operations222308-13Soils
Heavy Equipment Operations322307-14Finishing and Grading
Heavy Equipment Operations322203-14Compaction Equipment
Heavy Equipment Operations322303-14Backhoesx
Heavy Equipment Operations322310-14Off-Road Dump Trucks
Heavy Equipment Operations322302-14Dozersx
Heavy Equipment Operations322304-14Excavators
Heavy Equipment Operations322305-14Motor Gradersx

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 Trade
Highway/Heavy Construction136102-01Trucks
Highway/Heavy Construction136103-01Heavy Equipment
Highway/Heavy Construction136104-01Cranesx
Highway/Heavy Construction136105-01Below-Grade Construction
Highway/Heavy Construction136106-01Earthmoving
Highway/Heavy Construction136107-01Plant Operations
Highway/Heavy Construction136108-01Paving
Highway/Heavy Construction136109-01Structures

Mobile Crane

NCCER offers a three-level curriculum covering topics such as Crane Safety, Load Charts and Emergency Procedures.

Mobile Crane121101-04Orientation to the Tradex
Mobile Crane121102-04Basic Principles of Cranesx
Mobile Crane121103-04Rigging Practicesx
Mobile Crane121104-04Crane Safetyx
Mobile Crane121105-04Operating a Cranex
Mobile Crane221201-04Communcationsx
Mobile Crane221202-04Machine Power Flowx
Mobile Crane221203-04Preventative Maintenancex
Mobile Crane221204-04Wire Ropex
Mobile Crane221205-04Computer Aids/ Operator Aidsx
Mobile Crane221206-04Load Dynamics
Mobile Crane221207-04On-Site Equipment Movementx
Mobile Crane321301-05Load Chartsx
Mobile Crane321302-05Telescopic Boom Attachment Assembly and Disassembly
Mobile Crane321303-05Advance Operational Techniques
Mobile Crane321304-05Lift Planning
Mobile Crane321305-05Hoisting Personnel
Mobile Crane321306-05Lattice Boom Assembly and Disassembly
Mobile Crane321307-05Emergency Procedures
Mobile Crane321308-05Transporting Requirementsx

Signal Person

Topics covered in this curriculum include Communication, Basic Principles of Cranes and Crane Safety.

Signal Person153101-11Communication x
Signal Person138204-11Basic Principles of Cranesx
Signal Person121104-04Crane Safetyx

Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

This is a one-module curriculum teaches the skills needed to be an effective leader including the ability to communicate effectively, provide directions to a crew and effectively plan and schedule the work of a crew.

Fundamentals of Crew LeadershipN/A46101-11Fundamentals of Crew Leadershipx