Certification in Credits2Careers
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Certification in Credits2Careers


Have you completed one or more certifications 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.

A sampling of organizations that issue industry certifications for which Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) credit is awarded by at least one VCCS college is provided below. To see how many CPL credits you are eligible to receive for a certification, please click on Find Credits for Certifications. You can search by VCCS college or by Certification. If your certification is not listed, please set up a Credits2Careers account, add information to your Portfolio and use the College Connect function to contact the college you are interested in attending.

Visit the Financial Assistance page for options that may be available to you to pay for part or all of the training needed to get a certification you need.

    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