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“NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.” www.nccer.org


The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center received designation as a NCCER Accredited Training and Education Facility (ATEF) May 2014.  This designation certifies that all NCCER documentation, training, and facility requirements have been satisfied based on standards outlined by the accrediting organization (NCCER).  

SVHEC is currently authorized to provide training and credentials in the NCCER Craft areas listed below:
1. CORE
2. Electrical (Level 1-3)
3. Industrial Maintenance Electrical & Instrumentation (Level 1-3)
4. Welding (Level 1-3)

** Virginia Technical Institute, located in Altavista, VA serves as the NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS)**

To learn more about NCCER please visit www.nccer.org