Industry Certifications
Industry Certifications
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Industry Certifications


Have you completed a certification through a VCCS FastForward or Career and Technical Education (CTE) program? Or do you have specialized training through your employer? If so, you may be awarded credit that will apply toward graduation through completion of certifications or workforce training.

Below you will find a sampling of organizations who issue industry certifications that are awarded Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) credit by least one VCCS college. To see how many credits you are eligible to receive CPL credit for, or to verify if you can earn credit for a certification not listed, please setup an Credits2Careers account, add information in your Portfolio and use the College Connect function to contact the college you are interested in attending.

    Organizations with certifications awarded credit by Virginia's Community Colleges:
  • Adobe
  • Amazon Web Services
  • American Association of Professional Coders
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Association Internet Professionals
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • CIW
  • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
  • Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) International
  • EPA 608 Certification
  • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
  • NAHAM (National Association of Healthcare Access Management)
  • National Center for Construction & Education Research (NCCER)
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technician (NAEMT)
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
  • OSHA Certification
  • ServSafe Certification
  • Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
  • Virginia State Police Academy