Industry-Based Certification List for Public School Accountability
Industry-based certifications are a valuable component of strong student pathways.
TEC §39.053 requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to account for high school students who earn an industry-based certification as one indicator within the student achievement domain of the state's public school accountability system. The purpose of the IBC list is to identify certifications that prepare students for success in the workforce, military, or postsecondary education.
The (V3) 2022-24 IBC list is linked here: 2022-24 Industry-Based Certification List for Public School Accountability - Current (PDF) Updated January 24, 2023
The (V2) 2019-22 IBC list is linked here: 2019-22 Industry-Based Certification List for Public School Accountability - Sunsetting (PDF) Updated December 16, 2022
Combined IBC Lists
- The combined set of lists are linked here: 2022-24 and 2019-22 Industry Based Certification List for Public School Accountability - Current and Sunsetting (Excel) Updated January 24, 2023
IBC to Program of Study Crosswalk
- Crosswalk of IBCs to Aligned Programs of Study (PDF) Updated January 24, 2023*
- Crosswalk of IBCs to Aligned Programs of Study (Excel) Updated January 24, 2023*
Additional IBC Information
- Industry-Based Certification List FAQ
- Industry-Based Certification List Overview
- Industry-Based Certification Reimbursement
- Industry-Based Accommodations from Vendors (Please see the updated FAQ under IBC Evaluation heading)
- TAA: Industry-based Certifications Updated August 18, 2022
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) understands that new developments in industry occur regularly. Therefore, the TEA will engage in a bi-annual review of the list of certifications. The TEA solicits feedback from industry councils and employers to determine certifications that are industry valued and recognized. A finalized list will be available in Summer of alternating years (beginning in Spring 2019). Please note that due to shutdowns caused by COVID-19, the 2020 evaluation and resulting list were postponed until 2021 and 2022, respectively.
- IBC Evaluation FAQ (Word) (Updated January 13, 2023)
- IBC Evaluation FAQ (PDF) (Updated January 13, 2023)
IBC Certifications Earned by Graduates
IBC Re-evaluation Opportunity
Submission Closed 10/14/2022
Certifying entities with an IBC that was submitted for review and not approved for the 2022-24 list had an opportunity to request re-evaluation between September 19th and October 14th, 2022. Evaluation criteria are described in 19 Texas Administrative Code §74.1003. Information on the re-evaluation process is available here: Re-evaluation Process.