National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

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What is NCCER?


National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

The Foundation Academy is now a NCCER Accredited Training and Education Facility (ATEF) sponsored by the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation.


The Studio School team has a full-time staff member who is a NCCER Certified Craft Instructor.  The hands-on instruction will provide participants with college credit. A college workforce certificate includes Year 1 training and credentials for your trade on a national scale through NCCER’s online registry systems. This allows employers to verify completed qualifications with your member ID number.  You will be able to begin your apprenticeship with year 2 wages.

Core construction curriculum classes include OSHA Education and construction technology with written as well as hands-on assessments on our campus.



What is an Accredited Training and Education Facility (ATEF)?

ATEF: A secondary or post-secondary school (high school, college, university, etc.) working in partnership with an Accredited Training Sponsor that has successfully completed an approval process for recognition of its training program.

Our Sponsor: Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation

FMAEF has 130 ATEF’s in Florida. These include the University of Florida (where NCCER is housed), the Marriott Vacation Club, and now, The Foundation Academy.

Core Curriculum

The NCCER Core Curriculum is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. Trainees will learn a series of seven modules. After completion of the course, trainees will become an apprentice and receive a workforce certificate. This certificate, along with the apprenticeship, articulates into college credit.

The 7 core modules: 

  • Basic Safety (Construction Site Safety Orientation)
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Introduction to Basic Rigging (Elective)
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Material Handling


Jacksonville, FL programs teaching NCCER:

-A. Philip Randolph High School

-Keiser University

-Clara White Mission

-The Foundation Academy

-Northeast Florida Builders Association

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