NCCER, formerly known as the National Center for Construction Education and Research, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation that develops craft training curriculum. This includes construction, maintenance, and pipeline curricula for more than 70 craft areas, industry-developed safety programs, management education programs, and a complete line of skills assessments. These are turn-key programs used by contractors, associations, business, schools, and other educational facilities to train and/or assess their employees/students in order to earn NCCER credentials.

NCCER accredits organizations to deliver craft training and issues industry-recognized credentials for training and testing completions submitted to NCCER via an Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) or Assessment Center (AAC). Accredited organizations can certify their own Instructors, conduct training, and administer testing.