Career Certifications
  • Certifications

    Certification provides an industry-recognized standard for measuring an individual’s mastery in a particular area. Students who pass one or more of the exams increase their marketability before and after graduation by having a competitive edge in the job marketplace since they are competent, qualified and technologically savvy.

    To encourage more students to work toward a selected industry credential or state license while pursuing a high school diploma, the Path to Industry Certification: High School Industry Credentialing program was developed. Students who earn a credential by passing a certification or licensure examination may earn up to two student-selected verified credits to meet graduation requirements. In addition to providing the opportunity to earn student-selected verified credits.

     

    A credential is defined as:

     

    • A complete industry certification program
    • A pathway examination that leads to a completed industry certification
    • A state-issued professional license
    • An occupational competency examination

     

    Examples of the certifications offered to Norfolk Public Schools students include the following:



    MARKETING EDUCATION CREDENTIALS

     

    • National Professional Certification in Customer Service (NRF)
    • National Professional Certification in Sales (NRF)
    • Virginia Workplace Readiness for the Commonwealth

     

    FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES CREDENTIALS

     

    • ServSafe (NRAEF)
    • Fashion, Textiles and Apparel (AAFCS)
    • Early Childhood Education and Care- Basic (NOCTI)
    • Virginia Workplace Readiness for the Commonwealth
    • W!SE Financial Literacy

     

    BUSINESS EDUCATION AND IT CREDENTIALS

     

    • MOS- Word
    • MOS- Power Point
    • MOS- Excel
    • MOS- Word Specialist
    • W!SE Financial Literacy

     

    TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CREDENTIALS

     

    • Pre-Engineering
    • Electronics
    • Computer Repair
    • Architectural Drawing
    • AutoCAD

     

    TRADES AND INDUSTRIAL CREDENTIALS

     

    • Emergency and Fire Management Services (NOCTI)
    • Criminal Justice (NOCTI)
    • Mechatronics - Level I (NOCTI)
    • Electrical Occupations (NOCTI)
    • Welding (NOCTI)
    • Carpentry (NOCTI)
    • Advertising and Design (NOCTI)
    • Cosmetology (NOCTI)
    • Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Exam
    • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
    • Environmental Protectioc Agency (EPA)

     

    HEALTH SCIENCES CREDENTIALS

     

    • Dental Assisting (NOCTI)
    • Radiation Health and Safety (RHS-DANB)
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    • Virginia Board of Pharmacy Exam
    • National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX)

     

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