NCCER provides candidate sheets or “Specifications” for each available written assessment test. With the exception of NCCER Mobile Crane Operations, Tower Crane Operator, and Rigger / Signal Person certification tests, the specifications show which curriculum modules are covered on the assessment and how many questions are associated with each module. They also indicate if any reference material is permitted, the time limit, the total number of questions, and the required passing (cut) score.

NCCER's assessment questions are referenced back to our curriculum. Because of this, the curriculum makes the perfect “study guide” for the assessment. To determine which modules might comprise a 'study guide', review the assessment specification sheet located on NCCER's website.

Other than the review questions contained in the corresponding curriculum, NCCER does not offer any practice tests. NCCER textbooks and individual modules may be purchased via NCCER's publisher, Pearson Education (1-800-922-0579).

Written Assessment Specification Sheets are located on the NCCER website (Program Resources under each respective craft title)

Although NCCER's Mobile Crane Operations, Tower Crane Operator, and Rigging / Signal Person certification assessments do not reference back to NCCER's curriculum, there are similar specification sheets that designate the competency areas contained in the exams: