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New NCCER Curricula Coming Soon

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is excited to announce the release of updates to many of our most popular curricula. These titles, coming summer 2022, include:

  • HVACR Level 1, Sixth Edition (now available)
  • General Carpentry, Sixth Edition
  • Welding Level 1, Sixth Edition
  • Plumbing Level 1, Fifth Edition

NCCER will release more information about these updates as they become available. For now, we can provide a preview to our trainees and instructors about what to expect.

HVACR Level 1, Sixth Edition features a name change as the curriculum now highlights Refrigeration. Levels 2 through 4 have been restructured to ensure students are presented with best practices to make them effective in their field.

General Carpentry, Sixth Edition will feature updates to meet the needs of our customers and market demands. This means changing the program from a traditional four-level path to a base level of General Carpentry with two specialized upper levels. Those levels will focus on advanced carpentry and concrete forms topics.

Welding Level 1, Sixth Edition will provide updates to reflect technology changes in the craft as well as American Welding Society Welding Procedure Specification examples.

Plumbing Level 1, Fifth Edition is getting a full revision of Level 1 in 2022. Updates will include an easier-to-read design, examples of the latest tools and modern plumbing techniques.

In addition to these updates, all will feature enhanced digital assets and self-guided learning components through NCCERconnect. As a reminder, it can take four to six weeks for these to become available after a new title is released.

We encourage our users to begin preparing now by placing orders with their Pearson executive directors at

To learn more about NCCER curricula and purchasing options, visit