National Center for Construction Education & Research
Training available in multiple formats: standard print books, custom books and individual training modules for Operator Qualifications (OQ)
Online testing administered through the NCCER Testing System
Streamlined qualification process
Individual training modules for each covered task with knowledge and performance exams
Integrated performance exams developed in accordance with API RP 1161, 3rd edition
All covered task training and qualification modules incorporate task-specific AOCs
NCCER has been providing pipeline resources for over fifteen years and prides itself on safety, quality and results. Contact NCCER today to start using this comprehensive training and qualification system.
Only pipeline operators (not NCCER) can determine what criteria will qualify workers, contractors and subcontractors working on their pipeline.
There are three options for ordering printed, traditional textbooks from Pearson:
If you are not a current customer, you will need to set up an account and obtain your 11-digit Pearson account number by calling the number listed above in order to receive discounted business pricing.
Pearson Collections allows an instructor/organization to make custom bulk purchases in both print and digital. If an organization only wants specific modules instead of full books, they should use this platform to build their custom books.
VitalSource is available for individuals needing covered task modules that can be used for training or as study guide for OQ tests
Each covered task level is linked to its purchase page through VitalSource. You must create an account and be logged in to purchase each level. Click here for more information.
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As of January 1, 2020, NCCER is no longer accepting submissions of pipeline paper tests. All pipeline testing must be conducted using NCCER's online Testing System. Register to attend a Testing System Webinar or contact the Testing Department for assistance transitioning.
NCCER has a support page with solutions organized by topic. You may search by question, topic or keyword. Step-by-step how-to documents are included to walk you through specific tasks. The quick reference guides were designed to be at-a-glance infographic resources for a variety of topics.
Click the links below to download a PDF of the specification sheet. The Covered Task table to the left shows all 127 covered tasks with their corresponding specifications.