Early in 2006, Ardent recognized the value in partnering with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) to enhance our craftsmen's skill sets and validate their knowledge.
NCCER is an education foundation created in 1996 to develop standardized construction, maintenance, and pipeline curricula with portable credentials and to help address the critical skilled workforce shortage.
NCCER's training process of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, national registry, assessment, and certification is a key component in the industry's workforce development efforts.
NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry. NCCER provides about forty journey level skill assessments and associated curriculums.
Ardent is an Accredited Training Unit with NCCER certified trainers that is capable of administering training modules and performance evaluations. Ardent has elected not to proctor the assessment testing, for that we utilize third party NCCER sources to maintain the integrity of the program.