Skills Assessment
Identify and target the training needs of your workforce.

CITC is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) to provide skills assessments and performance verification testing produced by the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP). This program was developed to evaluate the existing knowledge and skill-level of experienced journey-level workers and identify skill-gaps where more training is recommended.

CITC offers Skills Assessments and Performance Verifications in the following sectors of the construction industry:

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Gas & Oil Pipeline
  • Supervisory Level

Skills Assessments are written tests consisting of multiple choice questions that evaluate a journey-level worker’s existing knowledge of the skills performed in the field.

A transcript is generated based on the results of the assessment which includes a training prescription highlighting skill-gaps where more training is recommended.

Performance Verifications are hands-on tests designed to evaluate the journey-level workers ability to perform the tasks covered in the written assessment. The individual must demonstrate his/her ability to perform the defined tasks in a controlled, observable, and measurable manner.

Employers use Skills Assessments and Performance Verifications to:
  • Evaluate the knowledge and skill of your workforce
  • Provide a training prescription for your workforce
  • Target your workforce training
  • Receive On-Demand training for your next project
  • Meet DOT pipeline require
Skills Assessment Categories

Increase productivity, create and maintain a skilled workforce. 

The NCACP Commercial Assessments offered by CITC can benefit employers in many ways. Employers use the assessments to evaluate and improve the knowledge and skill of their current workforce, target the training needs of their company for upcoming projects, or as part of their hiring process to document existing knowledge and skill of an applicant.

As part of CITC’s commitment to training, we also offer On-Demand training based on the assessment results of your company. We will help determine what NCCER training modules are needed to fill knowledge and skill gaps, producing a highly skilled and confident workforce.

The Commercial Assessments offered by CITC are listed below. Click here to view each specification.

  Boiler Technician
→  Commercial Carpenter
→  Commercial Electrician
→  Concrete Finisher*
→  Core: Introductory Craft Skills (Entry Level)*
→  Drywall Mechanic*
→  Heavy Equipment Operator Backhoe
→  Heavy Equipment Operator Dozer
→  Heavy Equipment Operator Dump Truck
→  Heavy Equipment Operator Excavator
→  Heavy Equipment Operator Forklift
→  Heavy Equipment Operator Level One (Entry Level)
→  Heavy Equipment Operator Loader
→  Heavy Equipment Operator Motor Grader
→  Heavy Equipment Operator Roller
→  Heavy Equipment Operator Scraper
  HVAC Technician
→  Plumber
  Reinforcing Ironworker*
  Scaffold Builder*
*also available in Spanish

Industry Recognized Credentials

Individuals who pass all sections in an assessment receive Industry-recognized credentials that are maintained in the NCCER National Registry. This registry is used in the construction industry to validate the skills, knowledge, and qualifications of construction professionals. The credentials are as follows:

  • Knowledge Verified
    Requires that the individual passes all sections on the written assessment.
  • Performance Verified
    Requires that the individual passes all practical performance tests.
  • Certified Plus
    Requires that the individual passes all written and performance tests.

Fulfill the documentation demands of industrial owners.

Many refineries, chemical plants and other industrial owners now require contract employees to document their skills by completing the NCACP Industrial Skills Assessments. Owners and contractors often use the assessments as part of their hiring process to document existing knowledge and skill.

The Industrial Assessments offered by CITC are listed below. Click on an assessment to view each specification.

  Hydro-blasting Technician
  Industrial Boilermaker
  Industrial Carpenter*
  Industrial Coating & Lining Application Specialist Level 1
  Industrial Coating & Lining Application Specialist Level 2
  Industrial Electrician*
  Industrial Insulator*
  Industrial Ironworker
  Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
  Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  Industrial Millwright
  Industrial Painter
  Industrial Pipefitter*
  Instrumentation Fitter
  Instrumentation Technician
  Power Generation Maintenance Mechanic
  Scaffold Builder*
* available in Spanish

Industry Recognized Credentials

Individuals who pass all sections in an assessment receive industry recognized credentials that are maintained in the NCCER National Registry. This registry is used in the construction industry to validate the skills, knowledge, and qualifications of construction professionals. The credentials are as follows:

  • Knowledge Verified
    Requires that the individual passes all sections on the written assessment.
  • Performance Verified
    Requires that the individual passes allpractical performance tests.
  • Certified Plus
    Requires that the individual passes allwritten and performance tests.

Fulfill the Federal DOT Pipeline Assessment requirements.

The Federal DOT requires all pipeline workers to qualify to work on gas and oil pipelines by completing a Pipeline Assessment every three years. CITC’s Pipeline Assessments  were developed by the NCACP and the American Petroleum Institute (API) to be DOT approved. CITC can provide the assessments at your business or job-site location. We can also train qualified individuals from your company to conduct the follow-up Performance Evaluations.

The Pipeline Assessments offered by CITC are listed below. These assessments were developed in conjunction with API to evaluate pipeline workers’ qualifications to meet industry standards based on DOT’s liquid pipeline regulations. Click on an assessment to view each specification.

Gas
  Gas Maintenance Technician
  Gas Pipeline Operations

Liquid
  Control Center Operations Technician
  Field Operator
  Mechanical Pipeline Technician

Liquid and Gas
  Abnormal Operating Conditions – Control Center
  Abnormal Operating Conditions – Field
  Corrosion Prevention Field Technician 1-Installation
  Corrosion Prevention Field Technician 1-Measurement
  Corrosion Prevention Field Technician 2
  Corrosion Prevention Field Technician 3
  Custom Pipeline Maintenance Inspector
  Custom Pipeline Maintenance Technician
  Electrical and Instrumentation Pipeline Technician
  NDT: Radiographic Film Interpretation of Pipeline Welds
  Pipeline Maintenance Technician

Industry Recognized Credentials

Individuals who pass all sections in an assessment receive industry recognized credentials that are maintained in the NCCER National Registry. This registry is used in the construction industry to validate the skills, knowledge, and qualifications of construction professionals. The credentials are as follows:

  • Knowledge Verified
    Requires that the individual passes all sections on the written assessment.
  • Performance Verified
    Requires that the individual passes allpractical performance tests.

Certified Plus
Requires that the individual passes all written and performance tests.

CITC can help produce a well-rounded, highly skilled new leader. 

Many contractors employ experienced, productive employees who want to advance into leadership roles. Our NCACP Supervisory Assessments will evaluate an emerging leader’s ability to manage work and personnel. A “Training Prescription” is generated to target the training needed to fill any knowledge and skill gaps revealed by the assessment. Once the recommended training is completed you can be confident that you will have a well-rounded, highly skilled new leader in your company. 

The Supervisory Assessments offered by CITC are listed below. Click on an assessment to view each specification.

  Foreman
  Supervisor
  Sustainable Construction Supervisor

Industry Recognized Credentials

Individuals who pass all sections in an assessment receive industry recognized credentials that are maintained in the NCCER National Registry. This registry is used in the construction industry to validate the skills, knowledge, and qualifications of construction professionals. The credentials are as follows:

  • Knowledge Verified
    Requires that the individual passes all sections on the written assessment.
  • Performance Verified
    Requires that the individual passes allpractical performance tests.

Certified Plus
Requires that the individual passes all written and performance tests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take an NCCER Skills Assessment?

NCCER Skills Assessments are designed to evaluate the existing technical knowledge of an experienced journey-level worker who has received little, or no formal training. The purpose of the assessment is to identify any skill areas where additional training may be necessary. Once skills gaps are identified a “Training Prescription” is created.

What is a 'Training Prescription'?

Based on the results of an assessment, a “Training Prescription” is generated to list the area(s) and corresponding NCCER training module(s), where additional training is recommended.

How do I sign my employees up for assessments?

Call the CITC office at 425.454.2482 or toll-free 1.877.707.2482 to arrange for assessments

Where are assessments conducted?

Assessments can be administered at CITC; or for an additional fee, at your place of business.

How do I get my employee’s assessment results?

The results of your employee’s assessment are available at Prov. You will be required to enter your employee’s social security number and PIN number. Upon request, CITC will provide employers with a printed copy of their employees’ results.

What types of questions are included on the assessments?

Each assessment consists of multiple-choice questions that are specific to tasks that would be performed on the job. Assessments are available in a written or online format.

How can my employees prepare for the assessments?

NCCER has a training manual available for each trade. Click here to view the curriculum of each trade. CITC can assist you with ordering training manuals if needed.

How much does an assessment cost?

The cost per assessment when conducted at CITC is $125. Prices are subject to change. If you would like CITC to administer the assessment(s) at your business location, there will be an additional fee to cover travel time and expenses. Assessments are non-refundable; payment must be received in full before an assessment will be administered.

How can I conduct Performance Verifications for my employees?

CITC offers training for qualified individuals from your company to become a Certified Performance Evaluator. Contact the CITC office at 425.454.2482 or toll-free 1.877.707.2482 for more information.

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