When completing the Registration of Curriculum / Assessment Certifications in the Registry System to certify a Craft Instructor or Performance Evaluator, the Master Trainer is required to associate the certification with the appropriate Curriculum. The passages copied from the Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) Guidelines and the Accredited Assessment Center (AAC) Guidelines & NCACP Procedures below detail the specific level of experience or documentation required to make an individual eligible for certification. These requirements also give reference to how experience or documentation can be evaluated for eligibility qualifications.

 

For example, an Instructor or Performance Evaluator being certified to instruct or evaluate for the Carpentry curriculum can have their experience or documentation compared with what NCCER qualifies as journey-level knowledge. NCCER outlines what qualifies journey-level knowledge for the Carpentry curriculum in the Level 1-4 Training Competencies/Objective Lists and the Carpentry Assessment Specifications Sheets. A Master Trainer would take the Instructor or Performance Evaluator’s resume or experience documentation and compare it with the objectives and competencies listed. If the resume or experience documentation meets the objectives and competencies listed, then the Instructor or Performance Evaluator meets the journey-level of knowledge for the curriculum.

 

Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) Guidelines - Instructor Section 2.5.1 Eligibility Requirements


Individual must be approved by the ATS and possess at least one of the following:

  • Experience at a minimum journey- or technician-level (at least 4 years) in the specific craft they wish to be certified to teach OR
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a certified teacher in a vocational/technical construction or maintenance-related training program in the specific craft they wish to be certified to teach.

Documentation of an Instructor’s qualifications must be reviewed, validated through appropriate follow-up with the issuer or employer and kept on file by the Sponsor Representative. Documentation must be one of the following:

  • A diploma from an acceptable postsecondary institution in the specific construction field(s) to be taught/evaluated (ex. HVAC/Electrical/Welding etc.) OR
  • A resume documenting actual experience in the curriculum title(s) or specific module(s) the individual intends to teach OR
  • Passing score on the relevant NCCER assessment OR
  • A license granted by a state in the specific construction field(s) to be taught/evaluated (ex. HVAC/ Electrical/Welding etc.) OR
  • Relevant certification by a state Department of Education relevant to the specific subject/ occupation taught.

Some titles have additional instructor requirements such as Safety, Green/Sustainable etc. Please visit the applicable craft page on the NCCER website for additional instructor requirements.

 

Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) Guidelines - Instructor Section 2.5.2 Certification for Multiple Curriculum Titles or Craft Areas 


The Sponsor Representative must ensure the Instructor has the proper qualifications for all craft areas they are certified to teach. Documentation of qualifications must be kept per the eligibility requirements listed above. Documentation of all qualifications must be readily available for audit purposes and to submit to NCCER upon request

 

Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) Guidelines - Curriculum Performance Evaluator 2.6.1 Eligibility Requirements


Individual must be approved by the ATS and have experience at a minimum, of journey-level or technicianlevel (at least 4 years) in the specific craft they wish to be certified to evaluate.

Documentation of a Curriculum Performance Evaluator’s qualifications must be reviewed, validated through appropriate follow-up with the issuer or employer and kept on file by the Sponsor Representative.

Documentation must be one of the following:

  • Passing score on the relevant NCCER assessment or specific pipeline task module test OR
  • Successful completion of relevant NCCER curricula module(s) OR
  • A resume documenting equivalent education and experience to the above.


Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) Guidelines - Curriculum Performance Evaluator Section 2.6.2 Certification for Multiple Curriculum Titles or Craft Areas


The Sponsor Representative must ensure the Curriculum Performance Evaluator has the proper qualifications for all craft areas they are certified to evaluate. Documentation of qualifications must be kept per the eligibility requirements listed above. Documentation of all qualifications must be readily available for audit purposes and to submit to NCCER upon request.


Accredited Assessment Center Guidelines & NCACP Procedures - Assessment Performance Evaluator Section 2.7.1 Eligibility Requirements 


Individual must be approved by the AAC and have a minimum experience of journey-level (at least 4 years) in the specific craft they wish to be certified to evaluate.


Documentation of an Assessment Performance Evaluator’s qualifications must be reviewed, validated through appropriate follow-up with the issuer or employer and kept on file by the Primary Administrator.

Documentation must be one of the following:

  • Passing score on the relevant NCCER assessment OR
  • Successful completion of relevant NCCER curricula module(s) OR
  • A resume documenting equivalent education and experience to the above.


Accredited Assessment Center Guidelines & NCACP Procedures - Assessment Performance Evaluator Section 2.7.2 Certification for Multiple Titles or Craft Areas


The Primary Administrator must ensure the Assessment Performance Evaluator has the proper qualifications for all craft areas they are certified to evaluate. Documentation of qualifications must be kept per the eligibility requirements listed above. Documentation of all qualifications must be readily available for audit purposes and to submit to NCCER upon request.



Training Competency/Objective Lists and Assessment Specification Sheets:

https://www.nccer.org/workforce-development-programs/disciplines