Certification Testing

CTE has enthusiastically embraced the High Stakes Credentialing Initiative, and we will continue to assess and improve our testing procedures. We believe students who earn one or more external credentials have a distinct advantage in entering their chosen field of employment and/or in continuing their career preparation through higher education. During the 2013-2014 school year, 4,416 certifications, state licenses or occupation competency assessments were earned by our students.

In addition to adding value to a student’s résumé for obtaining entry-level positions in today’s technical job market, credentials provide the following benefits to students:

  • evidence that the student has completed advanced educational preparation by verifying competency in career and technical education skill areas in demand by business and industry;
  • increased job opportunities for advancement in a chosen career path;
  • enhanced self-esteem for students through achieving national occupational competency standards recognized by business and industry; and may earn verified credit (VC) for passing credential tests.

Click here to download the Henrico County Public Schools STATISTICAL AND COURSE INFORMATION

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