Modified: September 14, 2018
is a voluntary process through which individuals are assessed by an independent, third-party certifying entity using predetermined standards for knowledge, skills, and competencies, resulting in the award of a credential that is nationally recognized, and must be at least one of the following:
• Within an industry that addresses a critical local or statewide economic need;
• Linked to an occupation that is included in the workforce system’s targeted occupation list;
• Linked to an occupation that is identified as emerging.