Credential Testing

Students who complete a CTE sequence or are enrolled in a Business course will have the opportunity to take an Industry Credential Exam, which is a qualifying a certification test, a state license exam, and/or a National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Assessment. These credentials are beneficial, and sometimes essential, to students seeking employment in a particular career field. For more information, visit the Virginia Department of Education’s Path to Industry Credentialing initiative.

The following are Board of Education approved assessments currently offered at MCPS:

Business & Information Technology Credential Exam
Accounting Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills
Computer Information Systems Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Powerpoint, Excel
Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Powerpoint, Excel
Economics & Personal Finance W!SE Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Education Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills
Information Technology Fundamentals

Global Standard (GS4) Certification

Principals of Business & Marketing

Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills

Family & Consumer Sciences Credential Exam
Culinary Arts Servsafe Manager
 Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) - Education Fundamentals Assessment 
 Health & Medical Sciences  Credential Exam
Medical Terminology Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills
 Engineering Analysis and Applications  National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Pre-Engineering Certification
Trade & Industrial Education  Credential Exam
 Advanced Film Program  ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification
 Automotive Technology / Motorsports  National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Automobile Service Technology
 Building Trades / Carpentry  SkillsUSA - Carpentry Exam
HVAC / Electricity HVAC Excellence - Heating, Electrical, Air Conditioning Technology (HEAT) Examinations (Pass any one exam)
TV and Media Production I Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills
TV and Media Production II National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Television Production Certification


Additionally, 12th grade students in a CTE course have the opportunity to take the Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment.