CTE Industry Credentials - High School

Many CTE courses prepare students for industry certification opportunities.

Many CTE courses prepare students for industry certification opportunities. Students who desire this professional credential must pass an industry-developed, industry evaluated exam at the end of the CTE course. Earning an industry credential demonstrates the professional skill level the student has achieved and provides industry-recognized proof that the student is prepared for career-related responsibilities or post-secondary education or training. The Virginia Board of Education has approved many exams for the purpose of awarding verified credit, specifically designated as “Student-Selected Verified Credit.”

Business and Information Technology

Course Name (FCPS Course Code) Related Certification
Accounting (6320) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Advanced Accounting (6321) College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – The College Board:
  • Financial Accounting
Advanced Information Systems (6613) Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification:
  • Access Expert
  • Excel / Excel Expert
  • Powerpoint
  • Word / Word Expert
Advanced Programming (6641) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Business Law (6132) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Business Management (6136) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Digital Applications (6611) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Cloud Computing (6651) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam
CS Programming (6640) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Cyber: Cisco 1A (8542) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Cyber: Cisco 1B (8543) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Cyber: Cisco 2A (8544) Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Exam
Cyber: Cisco 2B (8545) Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Exam
Cyber: Computer Systems Technologies 1 (8628) CompTIA ITF+ Certification
Cyber: Computer Systems Technologies 2 (8629) CompTIA A+ Certification
Cyber: Oracle 1 (6660) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Cyber: Oracle 2 (6662) Oracle Database Certified Associate
Cyber: Security+ (8630) CompTIA Security+ Certification
Cyber Security Fundamentals (6302) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Cyber: Network Administration 1 (6304) CompTIA Network+ Certification
Cyber: Network Administration 2 (6306) CompTIA Linux+ Certification
Design, Multimedia and Web Technologies (6630) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Game Design and Development (8400) Unity Certified User (UCU) Certification
IB Business Management HL (6135) IB Business Management HL Exam
IB Business Management SL (6135) IB Business Management SL Exam
Information Systems (6612) Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification:
  • Access Expert
  • Excel / Excel Expert
  • Powerpoint
  • Word / Word Expert
Principles of Business (6115) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Web Page Development (6631) Adobe Certified professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro

Family and Consumer Sciences

Course Name (FCPS Course Code) Related Certification
Child Development & Parenting (8232) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Culinary Arts 1 (8275)

Always Food Safe:

  • Food Production Manager Certification
Culinary Arts 2 (8276) National Restaurant Association (NRA):
  • ProStart Certificate of Achievement (Level 1 or 2)
Culinary Arts 3 (8279) National Restaurant Association (NRA):
  • ServSafe Manager Certification
Early Childhood Careers 1 (8285) Educational Testing Services (ETS):
  • ParaPro Assessment for Paraprofessionals
Early Childhood Careers 2 (8286) Educational Testing Services (ETS):
  • Praxis Core for Educators
Fashion Careers 1 (8280) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Fashion Careers 2 (8281) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Food and Hospitality Management (8259) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Hospitality 1 (8202) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Hospitality 2 (8203) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Introduction to Culinary Arts (8250) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Introduction to Early Childhood Careers (8234) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Introduction to Interior Design (8254) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Life Planning (8226 or 8227) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Nutrition and Wellness  (8228 or 8229) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth

Health and Medical Sciences

Course Name (FCPS Course Code) Related Certification
911 Dispatcher (8337) International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED):
  • Certified Emergency Telecommunicator Certification
Biotechnology Foundations (8344) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Coding and Billing 1 (8388) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Coding and Billing 2 (8389) National Healthcareer Association (NHA):
  • Certified Coding and Billing Specialist (CBCS)
Dental Careers 1 (8328) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Dental Careers 2 (8329) Certified Dental Assistant and National Entry Level Dental Assistant:
  • Radiation Health and Safety (RHS)
Emergency Medical Technician 1 (8333) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Emergency Medical Technician 2 (8334) Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services:
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)
Exploring Health Sciences (8302) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Exploring Language of Medicine (8383) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Firefighting 1 (8705) Virginia Department of Fire Programs:
  • Firefighting I Licensure
Firefighting 2 (8706) Virginia Department of Fire Programs:
  • Firefighting II Licensure
Health Informatics (8338) National Healthcareer Association (NHA):
  • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
Introduction to Nursing 1 (8355) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Introduction to Nursing 2 (8356) Virginia Board of Nursing (VBN):
  • National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP)
Medical Assistant 1 (8345) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Medical Assistant 2 (8346) National Healthcareer Association (NHA):
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Patient Care Technician (8303) National Healthcareer Association (NHA):
  • Certified Patient Care Technical (CPCT/A) Specialist
Pharmacy Technician 1 (8305) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Pharmacy Technician 2 (8306) National Healthcareer Association (NHA):
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (ExCPT)
Physical/Occupational Therapy 1 (8365) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Physical/Occupational Therapy 2 (8366)

American Allied Heath (AAH):

  • Physical Therapy Aide Certification (CPTA)
Practical Nursing 1 (8357) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Practical Nursing 2 (8358) Virginia Board of Nursing (VBN):
  • National Council Examination for Licensure - Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN)
Veterinary Science 1 (8088) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Veterinary Science 2 (8089) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth

Marketing

Course Name (FCPS Course Code) Related Certification
Advanced Marketing (8130) National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation:
  • Customer Service and Sales Certification
Entrepreneurship 1 (9093) National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation:
  • Customer Service and Sales Certification
Entrepreneurship 2 (9094) Intuit Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification
Fashion Marketing 1 (8140) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Fashion Marketing 2 (8145) National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation:
  • Customer Service and Sales Certification
Global Marketing (8135) National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation:
  • Customer Service and Sales Certification
Introduction to Marketing (8110) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Marketing 1 (8120) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Marketing Management (8132) College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – The College Board:
  • Principles of Marketing
Social Media Marketing (8125) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Sports and Entertainment Management (8177) National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation:
  • Customer Service and Sales Certification
Sports and Entertainment Marketing (8175) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth

Technology Education and Engineering

Course Name (FCPS Course Code) Related Certification
Advanced Drawing (8438) Autodesk Certified User (ACU) Certification:
  • AutoCAD
  • 3DS Max
  • Fusion 360
  • Inventor
  • Maya
  • Revit Architecture
Aerospace Science 1 (8487) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Aerospace Science 2 (8488) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Architectural Drawing (8437) Autodesk Certified User (ACU) Certification:
  • AutoCAD
  • 3DS Max
  • Fusion 360
  • Inventor
  • Maya
  • Revit Architecture
Electronics 1 (8416) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Electronics 2 (8412) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Engineering Drawing (8436) Autodesk Certified User (ACU) Certification:
  • AutoCAD
  • 3DS Max
  • Fusion 360
  • Inventor
  • Maya
  • Revit Architecture
Engineering Systems 1 (8425) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Engineering Systems 2 (8427) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
IB Design and Tech SL (4585) IB Design and Tech SL Exam
IB Design and Tech HL (4586) IB Design and Tech HL Exam
Integrated to Engineering 1 (8450) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Integrated to Engineering 2 (8453) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Integrated to Engineering 3 (8413) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Robotic Systems 1 (8547) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Robotic Systems 2 (8558) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
STEM Advanced Electronics & Robotics (8413) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
STEM Advanced Engineering (8453) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
STEM Design (8403) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
STEM Engineering (8450) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
STEM Pre-Engineering (8405) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
STEM Robotics (8421) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth

Trade and Industrial Education

Course Name (FCPS Course Code) Related Certification
Air Force JROTC 1 (791311) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Air Force JROTC 2 (791611) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Air Force JROTC 3 (791811) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Air Force JROTC 4 (791911) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Army JROTC 1 (791312) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Army JROTC 2 (791612) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Army JROTC 3 (791812) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Army JROTC 4 (791912) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Auto Collision Service 1 (8676) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Auto Collision Service 2 (8677) National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Collision Repair/Refinish Certifications
Auto Collision Service 3 (8678) National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Collision Repair/Refinish Certifications
Auto Technology 1 (8506) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Auto Technology 2 (8507) National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level Certifications
Auto Technology 3 (8508) National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level Certifications
Carpentry 1 (8601)

Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth

Carpentry 2 (8602) International Code Council (ICC) Certificates of Completion:
  • Building, Electrical, Energy, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level One Entry-Level Certification:

  • Carpentry, Construction Technology, Electrician, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing
Carpentry 3 (8603) International Code Council (ICC) Certificates of Completion:
  • Building, Electrical, Energy, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level One Entry-Level Certification:

  • Carpentry, Construction Technology, Electrician, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing
Construction Technologies 1 (8515) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Construction Technologies 2 (8516) International Code Council (ICC) Certificates of Completion:
  • Building, Electrical, Energy, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level One Entry-Level Certification:

  • Carpentry, Construction Technology, Electrician, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing
Cosmetology 1 (8527 or 8745) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Cosmetology 2 (8528 or 8746) VA Board of Barbers and Cosmetology (Department of Professional & Occupational Regulations):
Cosmetology Licensure
Cosmetology 3 (8529 or 8747) VA Board of Barbers and Cosmetology (Department of Professional & Occupational Regulations):
  • Cosmetology Licensure
Criminal Justice 1 (8702) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Criminal Justice 2 (8703) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Electrical Construction and Engineering 1 (8533) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Electrical Construction and Engineering 2 (8534) International Code Council (ICC) Certificates of Completion Examination:
  • Building, Electrical, Energy, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level One Entry-Level Assessment:

  • Carpentry, Construction Technology, Electrician, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing
Electrical Construction and Engineering 3 (8535) International Code Council (ICC) Certificates of Completion Examination:
  • Building, Electrical, Energy, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level One Entry-Level Assessment:

  • Carpentry, Construction Technology, Electrician, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration 1 (8503) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration 2 (8504) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
  • HVAC Core, HVAC Level 1, HVAC Level 2, or HVAC Level 3
  • HVAC Universal (must pass Core and Levels 1-3)

International Code Council (ICC) Certificates of Completion:

  • Building, Electrical, Energy, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level One Entry-Level Assessment:

  • Carpentry, Construction Technology, Electrician, HVAC, Masonry, or Plumbing
Introduction to Cosmetology (8546) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Marine JROTC 1 (791313) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Marine JROTC 2 (791613) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Marine JROTC 3 (791813) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Marine JROTC 4 (791913) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Navy JROTC 1 (791314) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Navy JROTC 2 (791614) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Navy JROTC 3 (791814) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Navy JROTC 4 (791914) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Professional Photography Studio 1 (8607) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
Professional Photography Studio 2 (8608) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
TV Media Production 1 (8688) Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth
TV Media Production 2 (8689) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
TV Media Production 3 (8690) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro

Other

General Education

Course Name (FCPS Course Code) Related Certification
Economics and Personal Finance (6120) W!se Financial Literacy Certification
Teachers for Tomorrow 1 (9062) Educational Testing Services (ETS):
  • ParaPro Assessment for Paraprofessionals
Teachers for Tomorrow 2 (9072) Educational Testing Services (ETS):
  • Praxis Core for Educators

Health and Physical Education

Course Name (FCPS Course Code) Related Certification
Fitness Instructor (764060) NASM Personal Trainer Certification

Visual Arts

Course Name (FCPS Course Code) Related Certification
Animation (9181) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
AP Art 2D Computer Graphics (9148) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
AP Art 2D Design (9148) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
AP Art 2D Photo (9148) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
AP Art 3D Design (9149) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
AP Art History (9151) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
AP Art Studio Art-Draw (9150) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Computer Graphics 1 (9180) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Computer Graphics 2 (9181) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Digital Art 1 (9180) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Digital Art 2 (9181) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Digital Art 3 (9182) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Digital Art 4 (9199) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
IB Visual Arts HL II (9151) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
IB Visual Arts SL II (9151) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
IB Visual Arts I (9149) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Photography 1 (9193) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Photography 2 (9194) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Photography 3 (9195) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
Photography 4 Portfolio Prep (9199) Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Certification:
  • Animate
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro