By using skills assessment tests to evaluate their existing employees, employers can determine if there are some important job skills that their employees lack or should improve. These skill assessment tests give employers precise data on the skills that should be developed among their employees.

There are many reasons companies elect to do skills assessments before hiring.

Some reasons include:

  • To test candidates’ claims
  • Determine a job fit
  • Determine a cultural fit
  • To avoid making a bad hire
  • To differentiate between similar candidates
  • To eliminate bias, to reduce time
  • Reduce turnover, to save money
  • To pinpoint training needs

The NEFSC, with the help of the National Center for Construction Education & Research, can assist you in all of your assessment needs.

Assessments evaluate the competence level of experienced workers, by documenting knowledge and verifying skills.

We offer a complete NCCER series of entry- and journey-level written assessments as part of its National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP). These assessments evaluate the knowledge of an individual in a specific craft area and provide a prescription for upgrade training when needed. All assessments are based upon the NCCER Curriculum and have been developed in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts from the industry and Prov™, NCCER’s test development partner.

NCCER also offers management assessments for experienced foremen and supervisors and a series of academic tests for secondary career and technical education, which assist states in implementing statewide accountability systems.

We can do assessments in the following areas:

Journey Level

  • Boilermaker:
    • Pressure Vessel
  • Commercial Carpenter
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Concrete Finisher*
  • Drywall Mechanic*
  • Heavy EquipmentOperator:
    • Backhoe
    • Dozer
    • Dump Truck
    • Excavator
    • Forklift
    • Motor Grader
    • Roller
    • Scraper
    • Skid Steer
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Boilermaker
    • Maintenance
    • Exchanger
  • Industrial Carpenter*
  • Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist:
    • Level 1
    • Level 2
  • Industrial Electrician*
  • Industrial Insulator*
  • Industrial Ironworker*
  • Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Industrial Maintenance Support Mechanic
  • Industrial Millwright
  • Industrial Painter*
  • Industrial Pipefitter*
  • Instrumentation Fitter
  • Instrument Technician*
  • Manufactured Construction Technology
    • Level 1
    • Level 2
  • Masonry
  • Plumber
  • Power Generation:
    • Maintenance Electrician
    • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Power Line Worker:
    • Substation
    • Distribution
    • Transmission
  • Reinforcing Ironworker*
  • Scaffold Builder*


  • Foreman
  • Supervisor
  • Sustainable Construction Supervisor
  • Construction Workforce Development Professional


  • Hydroblasting Technician
  • Core
  • Maritime Core

*These assessments are also available in Spanish.