Industry-Based Certifications

Current Industry-Based Certification for High School Accountability 

The 2019-2022 (2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 school years) Industry-Based Certification List for Public School Accountability and 1-page resources are linked below. The 2022-2023 Industry-Based Certification List for Public School Accountability is currently under review.

Current list of approved Industry-Based Certifications for Public School Accountability (PDF)

Industry-Based Certification 1 page resources

Industry-Based Certification Reimbursement FAQ

IBC Approved Vendor Crosswalk

IBC FAQ (Retirements, Vendor Changes, and Reimbursements)

IBC Accommodations from Vendors

List of CTE courses aligned with state accountability list (PDF)

IBC Evaluation 

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. The agency will ensure all proposed certifications meet the established criteria before providing an opportunity for stakeholder feedback during a public comment period. A finalized list will be available in early Spring 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 Process

IBC Evaluation Process FAQ