One of the goals of a CTE program is to give students the ability to gain industry recognized credentials while still in high school. Student certifications are currently available in the following areas with more being added each year.
ACT WorkKeys® assessments are the cornerstone of ACT workforce solutions. The assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace, and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) IT Fundamentals exam is designed to assess students on introductory IT concepts
The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) offers standardized curricula and standard and custom-built certification exams for construction and manufacturing industries. NCCER module and certification exams include both knowledge-based questions and skills demonstrations based upon NCCER's industry-specific content.
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) offers industry-aligned curricula and national certifications for secondary culinary arts students.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developed a national certification based on the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
All of the courses are considered Incident Command System (ICS) courses. The courses are self-paced independent study courses offered at no cost.