credential-testing

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 relevant to their course. These credentials are beneficial, and sometimes essential, to students seeking employment in a particular career field.

Business & Information Technology 

  • Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • W!SE Financial Literacy
  • Global Standard (GS4) Certification

Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Servsafe Manager
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) - Education Fundamentals Assessment

Health & Medical Sciences

  • Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills
  • National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Pre-Engineering Certification

Trade & Industrial Education

  • ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification
  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Automobile Service Technology
  • SkillsUSA - Carpentry Exam
  • HVAC Excellence - Heating, Electrical, Air Conditioning Technology (HEAT) Examinations (Pass any one exam)
  • Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills
  • 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.

Virginia Department of Education’s Path to Industry Credentialing Initiative