Do You Want to be a Champion?

Craft trainees and apprentices from across the country travel each year to compete for top honors in their chosen craft. For the competitors, the National Craft Championships allows them to demonstrate their superior skills, training and safe work practices. For the training sponsors, employers and ABC chapters, the NCC demonstrates a staunch commitment to the career path the construction industry offers.

The NCC is planned and conducted by ABC’s National Craft Championships Committee. This committee consists of contractor representatives and ABC chapter and national staff.


The National Craft Championships features the
of the best in the industry.

Competition Details

Discover more about what it take to be a champion! Learn about our competition and details on how to compete.

Competition Materials

View the NCC Guidebook, fact sheets, and safety scopes in order to be prepared for the competition.

Eligibility Requirements

See if your eligible and what is required in order to compete in the 2018 National Craft Championships in Long Beach!

Intent to Compete & Registration

Intent to Compete registration is open and must be completed by Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. A $750 fee is due at completion. Competitor registration will open soon and will be due by Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. A $250 registration will be due at completion.

Hotel & Travel

California is calling! Check out hotel and travel options available for competitors and attendees.

Schedule of Events

Craft trainees from chapter and member training programs compete for the gold in 15 competitions, representing 11 crafts. Check out the schedule to see the new format and plan out your trip.

As part of ABC’s campaign to promote the merit shop philosophy and its members, ABC honors the National Craft Championships’ gold medalists, the Craft Instructor of the Year and the Craft Professional of the Year each year at the Washington Nationals’ Freedom Fireworks baseball game in early July.

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