Industry-Based Certification Resources

The 2019-2020 Industry-Based Certification List for Public School Accountability 1 page resources are linked below.

Industry-Based certifications are valuable in multiple career clusters.  If the certification is earned, a district should report the certification regardless of the primary career cluster identified on the list. 

In the tables below, certifications are listed by the career cluster with which they most closely align.

The 1 page resources are provided as a resource to help districts in their research of industry-based certification options for students.  The certifying entity determines all requirements for their certification and additional information is available on the certifying entities website. Please confirm all information through the certifying entity prior to making any purchasing decisions. The approved certifying entities are included on the 1 page resources.

 

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

 1 Landscape Irrigation Technician License  

Licensed Veterinary Technician

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry

OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 

Commercial/Noncommercial Pesticide Applicator

Feedyard Technician in Cattle Care and Handling

Feedyard Technician in Machinery Operation, Repair and Maintenance  

Texas State Floral Association Floral Skills Knowledge Based Certification 

Texas State Floral Association Level One Floral Certification

Texas State Floral Association Level Two Certification 

Certified Veterinarian Assistant, Level 1  

Wastewater Collections, Class 1 

 

Water Operators, Class D  

 

Architecture and Construction

Refrigerant Handling (EPA 608)  

Autodesk Certified Professional or User in AutoCAD

Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD Civil 3D  

Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit Mechanical Building Systems

Autodesk Certified Professional or User in Revit Architecture  

Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit MEP Electrical 

Electrical Apprenticeship Certificate Level 1 

NCCER Sheet Metal, Level 1

NCCER Carpentry, Level 1  

NCCER Carpentry, Level 2

NCCER Commercial Carpenter

NCCER Commercial Electrician

NCCER Construction Site Safety Technician (CSST)  

NCCER Construction Technology  

NCCER Core Curriculum  

NCCER Electrical, Level 1

NCCER Electrical, Level 2

NCCER Electronic Systems Technician, Level 1

NCCER Electronic Systems Technician, Level 2

NCCER HVAC, Level 1  

NCCER Masonry, Level 1  

NCCER Masonry, Level 2  

NCCER Painting/Commercial and Residential, Level 1  

NCCER Pipefitting, Level 1

NCCER Plumbing, Level 1

NCCER Plumbing, Level 2

NCCER Weatherization, Level 1  

OSHA 30 Hour Construction

Tradesman Plumber - Limited License  

Wireless Systems Installer Technician

 

Arts, Audio Visual Technology, and Communications

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - After Effects 

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Animate (Multiplatform Animations using Adobe Animate CC)

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Animate, and Dreamweaver) 

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Creative Suite 6 (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro)

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Flash (Interactive Media using Adobe Flash Professional)

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Illustrator (Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator)

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - InDesign (Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign)

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Photoshop (Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop)

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Premiere Pro (Digital Video using Adobe Premiere Pro)

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Visual Design Specialist - 3 Exams (Illustrator + InDesign + Photoshop)

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Web Design Specialist - 3 Exams (Flash Professional CS6 or Animate CC + Dreamweaver + Photoshop) 

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - After Effects

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - Illustrator 

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - InDesign

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - Photoshop

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) - Premiere Pro

Apple Final Cut Pro X 

Apple iWork 

Apple Logic Pro X

 

 

Business, Marketing, and Finance

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) 

Certified Insurance Service Representative

Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB)

Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ)

Google Cloud Certified Professional -  Cloud Architect

Google Cloud Certified Professional- G Suite 

Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU)

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 

Microsoft Office Specialist Word

Microsoft Office Expert Excel

 

 

 

Microsoft Office Expert Word

Microsoft Office Master - 2016 Track 1 (MOS 2016 Word Expert + MOS 2016 Excel Expert + MOS 2016 PowerPoint + Elective (MOS 2016 Access or MOS 2016 Outlook) 

Microsoft Office Master - 2013 Track 1 (Word Expert + Excel Core + Elective) 

Microsoft Office Master - 2013 Track 2 (Excel Expert + Word Core + Elective) 

Microsoft Office Master - 2013 Track 3 (Word Expert + Excel Expert) 

Real Estate Sales Agent License

 

Education and Training

Child Development Associate (CDA)

Educational Aide I 

 

Health Science

Certified Cardiographic Technician

Certified Coding Associate

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Certified EKG/ECG Technician

Certified Medical Assistant

Certified Nurse Aide/Assistant (CNA)

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant 

Certified Ophthalmic Technician

Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Pharmacy Technician

(updated 8/13/19)

Certified Respiratory Therapist

Certified Surgical Technologist

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Licensed Dietetic Technician

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Limited Licensed Radiology Technologist

Medical Coding and Billing Specialist

Medical Laboratory Assistant 

Medical Laboratory Technician

Orthopedic Exercise Specialty Certification

Orthopedic Technologist

Patient Care Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Registered Dental Assistant

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Abdomen

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Registered Nurse

Registered Technologist - Cardiac-Interventional Radiography

Registered Technologist - Computed Tomography

Registered Technologist - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Registered Technologist - Mammography

Registered Technologist - Nuclear Medicine Technology 

Registered Technologist - Radiography

Registered Technologist - Sonography

Registered Technologist - Vascular Sonography

Registered Technologist - Vascular-Interventional Radiography      

Registered Vascular Technology   

 

Hospitality and Tourism

Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC)

Certified Fundamentals Pastry Cook (CFPC)  

Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional (AHLEI)

ServSafe Manager

ManageFirst Professional® (MFP) Credential  

 

 

Human Services

Barber Operator License

Community Health Worker Certification

Cosmetology Esthetician Specialty License  

Cosmetology Manicurist Specialty License  

Cosmetology Operator License

 

 

Information Technology

Associate of (ISC)² Designation

App Development with Swift Certification Level 1

CompTIA Network+

C++ Certified Associate Programmer (CPA) 

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) 

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

Cisco Certified Network Associate - Cloud (CCNA Cloud)

Cisco Certified Network Associate - Cyber Ops (CCNA Cyber Ops)

Cisco Certified Network Associate - Data Center (CCNA Data Center)

Cisco Certified Network Associate - Security (CCNA Security) 

Cisco Certified Network Associate - Service Provider (CCNA SP)

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+

CompTIA Security+

ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) ArcGIS Desktop Entry

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Cloud Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database Administration Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS 

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Introduction to Programming Using Java

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript 

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Introduction to Programming Using Python

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Mobility and Device Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Security Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Software Development Fundamentals 

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Windows Operating System Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Windows Server Administration Fundamentals 

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), JAVA SE 8 Programmer (1Z0-808) 

Oracle Certified Database Associate 

Unity Certified Programmer 

WD Certified Web Design Certification

 

Law, Public Safety, Security, and Corrections

Basic Structure Fire Protection Certification (Texas Commission on Fire Protection - TCFP)

Emergency Medical Technician Basic

International Academy of Emergency Dispatch Emergency Telecommunicator

Non-Commissioned Security Officer Level II

 

Manufacturing

America Welding Society Certified Welder

API 1104 Welding Certificate

Autodesk Certified Professional or User (ACU)- Inventor 

AWS D1.1 Structural Steel

AWS D9.1  Sheet Metal

AWS SENSE Welding Level 1

Certified Electronics Systems Associate

Certified Engineering Technician - Audio Systems 

Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) 

FANUC Robot Operator 1

ISA Certified Control Systems Technician

ISCET Associate-Level Certified Electronics Technicians (CET) 

Mastercam Associate Certification - Mill Design and Toolpaths

Mastercam Associate Level Certification

Mastercam Certified Professional Mill Level 1 (CPgM1)

Mastercam Professional Level Certification

MSSC (Manufacturing Skills Standards Council) Certified Production Technician (CPT)

NCCER Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Level 1

NCCER Instrumentation, Level 1 

NCCER Millwright, Level 1 

NCCER Millwright, Level 2

NCCER Welding, Level 1

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) - Basic Mechanical Systems

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) - Basic Pneumatic Systems 

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) - Electrical Systems

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) - Maintenance Operations

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) - Electronic Control Systems

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) - Maintenance Piping

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) - Maintenance Welding

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) - Process Control Systems 

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Machining Level I - CNC Milling: Operations 

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Machining Level I - CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations 

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Machining Level I - CNC Turning: Operations 

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Machining Level I - CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Machining Level I - Drill Press Skills I 

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Machining Level I - Grinding Skills I

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Machining Level I - Manual Milling Skills I

NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) Machining Level I - Measurement, Material & Safety

 

 

 

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Aerospace Manufacturing Certification

ASE Engine Repair (A1)

ASE Entry-Level Certification: Engine Repair (ER)  

ASE Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2)

ASE Entry-Level Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (AT)  

ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (G1)

ASE Entry-Level Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (MR)

ASE Brakes (A5)

ASE Entry-Level Brakes (BR)

ASE Electronic/Electrical Systems (A6)

ASE Entry-Level Electronic/Electrical Systems (EE)

ASE Engine Performance (A8)  

ASE Entry-Level Engine Performance (EP)

ASE Heating and A/C (A7)  

ASE Entry-Level Heating and A/C (AC)

ASE Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3) 

ASE Entry-Level Certification: Manual Drive Train and Axles (MD)

ASE Mechanical and Electrical Components (B5)  

ASE Entry-Level Mechanical and Electrical Components (ME)

ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Brakes (T4)

ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Brakes (TB)

ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Diesel Engines (T2)

ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Diesel Engines (DE)

ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Drive Train (T3) - Professional  

ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Electrical/Electronic Systems (T6)

ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Electrical/Electronic Systems (TE)

ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, HVAC (T7) - Professional  

ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Suspension and Steering (T5)

ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Suspension and Steering (TS)

ASE Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B3)

ASE Entry-Level Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (SR)

ASE Painting and Refinishing (B2)  

ASE Entry-Level Painting and Refinishing (PR)  

ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling (EPA Section 609) - Professional  

ASE Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B4)  

ASE Entry-Level Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

ASE Suspension and Steering (A4) 

ASE Entry-Level Suspension and Steering (SS)   

Certified Aerospace Technician

FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Aviation Maintenance Technician - General 

FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Aviation Mechanic Technician - Airframe      FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Part 107 Remote Drone Pilot MSSC (Manufacturing Skills Standards Council) Certified Logistics Technician