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Many trade schools are Accredited Training Sponsors with NCCER, however, they cannot verify journeyman level knowledge and skill. Dubak U is both an Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) and an Accredited Assessment Center (AAC). As both an ATS & AAC, Dubak U can train electrical apprentices and test and verify their knowledge or skill upon completion of the apprenticeship program. Passing the Performance Verification (hands-on) or the Knowledge Verification (written exam), a candidate obtains a Verified credential indicating journey-level knowledge or skill. Passing both assessments results in NCCERs Certified credential, the highest credential NCCER offers.

Dubak U’s Accredited Assessment Center (AAC)

Dubak U’s AAC combines a computer-based testing lab with a controlled environment for hands-on assessments. Our Performance Evaluators are leaders in the industry with a combined 200 years’ experience. Dubak Electrical Group’s Prefabrication Dept and UL listed Panel Fabrication Dept have created instructional and assessment aides to mirror real-world scenarios for our controlled environment. Those wishing to complete the Performance Verification will be provided with the best tools on the market, work with industry-standard materials, and feel as close a real-world installation as possible. Our testing center meets all NCCER requirements and allows candidates to take exams free from distraction. Combined with our Training Center, no other trade school offers the quality and opportunity that Dubak U can.

What is an AAC?

Dubak U’s AAC is an entity accredited by NCCER to deliver knowledge and skill assessments from the National Assessment and Certification Program and award industry-recognized credentials. Apprentices completing our four-year program or craft professionals with the proper experience can be tested and verified as having journey-level knowledge or skill through our AAC. NCCER credentials are nationally recognized, never expire, and are easily searchable through NCCER’s registry. Dubak U’s AAC can deliver both knowledge verifications and performance verifications to qualified individuals seeking credentials, setting us apart from other craft curriculum programs that only offer training.

What is a Knowledge Verification?

A Knowledge Verification is a computer-based written exam testing an individual’s knowledge of the craft curriculum, industry practices, and code requirements. Exams are timed and vary in length depending on the craft. Candidates must score 75% or better to receive NCCER’s Knowledge Verified Credential. This credential recognizes an individual as having journey-level knowledge of a particular craft. While Dubak U specializes in the industrial electrical trade, our AAC can administer Knowledge Verifications for any craft in the NCCER course catalog.

What is a Performance Verification?

A Performance Verification is a hands-on skills assessment requiring candidates to successfully complete craft-related tasks at a journey-level. Tasks range in difficultly and may cover any skill learned throughout an apprenticeship. Candidates are provided tools and materials and asked to perform these tasks safely and accurately to a defined standard. Performance Verifications offered at Dubak U focus on the electrical craft and can be assessed by any one of our qualified Performance Evaluators. Those successfully completing a Performance Verification will receive NCCER’s Performance Verified Credential. This credential recognizes an individual as having a journey-level skills for their craft.

What If I Take Both?

Anyone completing both a Knowledge Verification and a Performance Verification for the same craft receives NCCER’s Certified Credential. This the gold standard for NCCER credentials certifying that an individual has both knowledge and skill at the nationally recognized journey-level.


NCCER has delivered more than two million Verified Credentials, but only 50,000 craft professionals worldwide are Certified in their registry.  While rare, the Certified Credential should be the goal for every construction industry professional.




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