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Certificate/credential attainment reporting is required for one of the All Youth Common Measures:

  • All Youth Attainment of a Degree or Certificate

All certifications which may be counted toward certificate/credential attainment reporting are not listed.  The listing will be updated as additional certificates/credentials are approved.

Occupations that require state licensure are approved.  The Indiana Government website for licensing is: http://www.in.gov/pla/

  • A+ Certification
  • Adobe certification
  • American Welding Society (AWS) certificate
  • Associate’s Degrees (AA and AS)
  • Bachelor’s Degrees (BA and BS)
  • Certified Electronics Technician
  • Certified Industrial Technologist
  • Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Associate
  • Certified Manufacturing Technologist
  • Certified Novell Engineer
  • Certified Quality Improvement Associate/Quality Process Analyst certification
  • Certified Solid Works Professional
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • Cisco Systems certifications
  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
  • CompTIA A+ certification
  • Cosmetology
  • First Aid/CPR certification (only when a certification is required in order for the facility to maintain their license from the State of Indiana, such as nursing homes, hospitals, developmental disabilities facilities, etc.)
  • GED
  • High School Diploma issued by the State of Indiana
  • Internet & Computing Core Certification (IC3) 
  • Linux Administration certification
  • Linux+ Certifications
  • Manufacturing Skills Standard Certificate (MSSC) certification (assessments must show that all four areas are mastered:  Manufacturing Processes and Production; Quality and Continuous Improvement; Maintenance Awareness; and Safety)
  • Master Certified Internet Webmaster Designer
  • Medical positions that require a State of Indiana license (i.e., CNA, and Medical,   Surgical, EKG, and Pharmacy Technicians, etc.)
  • Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDA)
  • Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) 
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) - also includes messaging
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Intermediate and Expert levels only
  • MOUS certification
  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certification
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS) certification
  • Oracle Microsoft certification
  • Registered Apprenticeships
  • Sun Certified Java Programmer
  • Technical certifications (from one-year or longer training programs from a post-secondary institution)

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