A Master Trainer is an individual certified in accordance with NCCER's Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program (MTICTP) and is authorized to train and certify Craft Instructors, Performance Evaluators, and Curriculum Proctors. Master Trainers are trained and certified directly by NCCER at various classes scheduled around the US. The class schedule and locations can be found on our website under Class Dates & Registration.


A current Master Trainer Certification is a requirement for both Sponsor Representatives and Primary Administrators.

Qualifications to Attend Class

An individual must be approved by the Sponsor Representative of an Applicant, Candidate, or Accredited Training Sponsor; OR the Primary Administrator of an Applicant, Candidate, or Accredited Assessment Center to attend the Master Trainer class.  They must also  meet the following qualifications:

  • Two years experience as a trainer, instructor, or educator OR
  • An associate degree or higher in education, a construction-related field, industrial arts, engineering, chemistry, or similar field from an accredited post-secondary institution OR
  • A minimum of two years of experience at a supervisory level or higher in the construction or maintenance industry.

What will you learn in the Master Trainer Instructor Certification Training Program (MTICTP)?

  • Introduced to NCCER, its mission, curricula, and resources.
  • Teaching concepts needed to be successful in the classroom.
  • Teaching strategies for presenting course material.
  • Evaluation techniques.

There are ten sessions (modules) in the program. All ten sessions are covered during the 4 days of Master Trainer class. Classes are scheduled by NCCER and occur Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. You must complete the registration process before NCCER will confirm your seat in the class and send class location details.

Master Trainer Responsibilities

  1. Deliver the Instructor Certification Training Program (ICTP) to certify Craft Instructors, Performance Evaluators, and Curriculum Proctors.
  2. Ensure they have the most current Master Trainer's Guide (training materials) before delivering the ICTP.
  3. Provide the most current Instructor Certification Training Program (ICTP) materials to potential instructors when delivering the ICTP.
  4. Grade ICTP module exams and keep on file for a minimum of 3 years.
  5. Report to their Sponsor Representative.

The Sponsor Representative may assign additional responsibilities to a Master Trainer to assist with evaluating instructors, auditing training locations (TU/ATU/ATEF), maintaining records, etc.

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