List of Credentials

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The NC Workforce Credentials Advisory Council is identifying priority non-degree credentials that are valued by employers and put those who earn them on a path to a sustainable wage career. Click on the list to see these industry-valued credentials. This list is initial and will be augmented as NC Workforce Credentials continues to review additional career areas. In addition, to learn how to submit a non-degree credential for consideration, go to the FAQ. For a PDF Version of this list click here.

 

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

Canine Care and Training Program (CCTP)

Essential

Continental Kennel Club

Certified Horsemanship

Essential

Certified Horsemanship Association

Equine Management and Evaluation Certification

Essential

Elanco

Small Engine Repair

Essential

Briggs and Stratton- lawn mowers

NC Pesticide Applicator

Essential

NCDA&CS

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Career

Texas Veterinary Medical Association

Wastewater Operator Certification Level I, II, III, IV

Career

NC Department of Environmental Quality

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

AWS SENSE - Thermal Cutting Process

Essential

American Welding Society (AWS)

AWS SENSE- Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

Essential

American Welding Society (AWS)

AWS SENSE- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Essential

American Welding Society (AWS)

AWS SENSE- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Essential

American Welding Society (AWS)

Section 608 Technician Certification

Essential

State Board of Refrigeration Contractors

ESCO Employment Ready: Duct and Envelope Testing

Essential

ESCO Group

ESCO Employment Ready: Air Conditioning

Essential

ESCO Group

ESCO Employment Ready: Heat Pump

Essential

ESCO Group

ESCO Employment Ready: HVAC Electrical

Essential

ESCO Group

ESCO Employment Ready: Basic Refrigeration and Charging Procedures

Essential

ESCO Group

Universal R-410a Certification

Essential

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO)

Essential

Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA)

Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)

Essential

SolidWorks

Apprenticeship - Carpentry

Career

ApprenticeshipNC

Apprenticeship - HVAC Construction

Career

ApprenticeshipNC

Apprenticeship - Plumbing

Career

ApprenticeshipNC

Apprenticeship - Welding

Career

ApprenticeshipNC

Apprenticeship - Cabinet Maker

Career

NC Department of Labor

NCCER Concrete Finisher

Career

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations Level I, II, III

Career

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

NCCER Carpentry Level I, II, III

Career

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

NCCER Electrical Level I, II, III

Career

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

NCCER HVAC Level I, II, III

Career

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

NCCER Masonry Level I, II, III

Career

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

NCCER Plumbing Level I, II, III

Career

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

AWS Certified Welder

Career

American Welding Society

NCCER Welding Level I, II, III

Career

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

WCA Sawblade Certificate

Career

Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA)

Autodesk Certified Professional Inventor

Career

Autodesk or Certiport

Autodesk Certified Professional Revit

Career

Autodesk or Certiport

Autodesk Certified User AutoCAD

Career

Autodesk or Certiport

Autodesk Certified User Inventor

Career

Autodesk or Certiport

Autodesk Certified User Revit

Career

Autodesk or Certiport

Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician

Career

American National Standards Institute

Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO)

Career

Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA)

Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)

Career

SolidWorks

Electrical Lineworker

Career

Carolinas Energy Workforce Consortium

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

Adobe Certified Professional

Career

Adobe Systems

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 or above Access

Essential

Microsoft

Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 or above Excel Core

Essential

Microsoft

Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 or above Excel Expert

Essential

Microsoft

Intuit QuickBooks Certified User

Essential

Certiport/Peason Vue

HRCI Associate Professional in Human Resources® (aPHR®)

Career

HR Certification Institute

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

Certified Bookkeeper

Essential

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers

NC: Casualty Agent

Career

NC Department of Insurance

NC: Health Insurance Agent

Career

NC Department of Insurance

NC: Life Insurance Agent

Career

NC Department of Insurance

NC: Property Agent

Career

NC Department of Insurance

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Essential

National Healthcareer Association

NC: Pharmacy Technician Certification

Essential

NC Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

AAPC Certified Professional Coder CPC®

Essential

American Academy of Professional Coders

NHA Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)

Essential

National Healthcareer Association

Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician

Essential

American Academy of Professional Coders

NHA Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

Essential

National Healthcareer Association

NC: Nurse Aide I & II

Essential

N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation

ASPT Patient Care Technician

Essential

American Society of Phlebotomy Technician

AHiMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA®)

Career

American Health Information Management Association

NAHAM Certified Healthcare Access Manager (CHAM)

Career

National Association of Healthcare Access Management

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Career

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel (JCAHPO)

Certified Registered Central Service Technician

Career

International Association of Healthcare Central Service Mat

ARRT Mammography

Career

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist

Career

NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy

CCI Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)

Career

Cardiovascular Credentialing International

AHDI Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS)

Career

Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity

AMT Medical Assistant (RMA)

Career

American Medical Technologists

Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician

Career

Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)

Essential

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC)

Essential

American Culinary Federation

Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP)

Essential

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute

ProStart National Certificate of Achievement (COA)

Career

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation(NRAEF)

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

Cosmetologist

Essential

NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners

NC: Early Childhood Credential (NCECC) Equivalency

Essential

NC Division of Child Development

NC: Registered Barber

Essential

NC Board of Barber Examiners

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

Certified Ethical Hacker

Essential

E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council)

Cisco Certified Cyber Ops Associate

Essential

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Essential

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

Essential

Cisco Systems, Inc.

CompTIA CySA+

Essential

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

CompTIA Linux+

Essential

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

CompTIA Project+

Essential

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

Linux Essentials

Essential

Linux Professional Institute (LPI)

ICCP Certified Computing Professional ​(CCP)

Career

Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals

IEEE Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP)

Career

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

CompTIA A+

Career

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

CompTIA IT Fundamentals

Career

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

CompTIA Network +

Career

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

CompTIA Security +

Career

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

NI Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD)

Career

NI - National Instruments

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Essential

NC Office of Emergency Medical Services

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Essential

NC Office of Emergency Medical Services

National Incident Management System

Essential

FEMA - Emergency Management Institute

NC: Emergency Management Certification I & II

Essential

NC Division of Emergency Management

NECI: Basic 911 Communication Certification

Essential

National Emergency Communications Institute

NC: Sheriffs’ Telecommunicator Certification

Essential

NC Department of Justice

Paralegal Certification

Career

NC State Bar

NC: Basic Law Enforcement Certification

Career

NC Department of Justice

NC: Sheriffs’ Detention Officer Certification

Career

NC Department of Justice

Fire Fighter I & II

Career

NC Department of Insurance OSFM

Paramedic

Career

NC Office of Emergency Medical Services

ETA Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa)

Essential

Electronics Technician Association

NIMS Machining Level I -Measurement, Materials, and Safety Certifications

Essential

National Institute for Metalworking Skills

NIMS Maintenance Operations

Essential

National Institute for Metalworking Skills

NIMS Job Planning, Benchmark, and Layout

Essential

National Institute for Metalworking Skills

NIMS Milling I

Essential

National Institute for Metalworking Skills

Apprenticeship - Maintenance Mechanic

Career

ApprenticeshipNC

Certified Production Technician 4.0 (CPT 4.0)

Career

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

NC Furniture Academy

Career

NC Furniture Academy

MSI Manufacturing Technician Level I (MT1)

Career

Manufacturing Skills Institute

PMMI Mechatronics - Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) I

Career

Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

PMMI Mechatronics - Industrial Electricity I

Career

Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

NC: Real Estate License

Career

NC Real Estate Commission

Credential

Level

Issuing Agency

Certified Logistics Technician

Essential

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

Escort Vehicle Operator

Essential

NCDOT Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

FAA Remote Pilot Certificate (Part 107)

Essential

Federal Aviation Administration

ICAR Non-Structural Technician ProLevel I

Essential

Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair

NC Dealer License

Essential

NCDOT Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

ICAR Refinish Technician ProLevel I

Essential

Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair

EETC Principles of Small Engine Technology Certification

Essential

Equipment & Engine Training Council

USI Visual Line of Sight System Operations (VSO)

Essential

Unmanned Safety Institute

Aircraft Electronics Technician

Career

Aircraft Electronics Association

ASE - Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (Test G1)

Career

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

ASE - Entry-Level Certification: Automobile

Career

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

ASE - Entry-Level Certification: Collision Repair & Refinish

Career

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

NC: Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Career

NCDOT Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

EETC Technician Certification

Career

Equipment & Engine Training Council

FAA Mechanic Certificate

Career

Federal Aviation Administration

FAA Mechanic Certificate

Career

Federal Aviation Administration