NWCOC is an administrator of apprenticeship training programs with Training Standards and Apprenticeship Committees approved by the Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Council and overseen by the Bureau of Labor and Industries as well as by the Washington State Apprenticeship Training Council and overseen by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.
NWCOC uses curriculum developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
The NCCER is a not-for-profit education foundation created to develop industry-driven standardized craft training programs with portable credentials and help address the critical workforce shortage facing the construction industry.
The NCCER Mission is to build a safe, productive, and sustainable workforce of craft professionals.
The quality and standardization of NCCER’s Contren® Learning Series and Skills Assessments is accomplished through a formal accreditation process. Through this process, participants receive quality training based on uniform standards and criteria. These standards are presented as policies in the NCCER “Accreditation Guidelines”.