Industry-recognized credentials can help students qualify for high school graduation. As they earn them, students learn sets of skills that empower them to earn good wages as they pursue higher education.
The Department forms the states approved industry-recognized credentials list in two ways:
- It places on the list credentials tied to Ohio’s formally recognized in-demand occupations; and
- It selects from credentials submitted for consideration using the online application.
The application deadline to recommend credentials for the 2018-2019 school year is Jan. 15, 2018
. Community stakeholders — including schools, districts, parents and businesses — may propose credential applications to the Ohio Department of Education. For the Department to consider them, the credentials must be in significant, ongoing demand. Click here for the Industry-Recognized Credential Application
Students can earn industry credentials through comprehensive career-technical education programs, credential programs specifically dedicated to students in their senior years, or through existing courses that integrate the content needed to earn the credential. Every Ohio school district is part of a career-technical planning district. Career-technical planning district leaders can offer help and guidance to districts starting new credential programs.
For more information, contact Rhedeshia Young-Willingham at (614) 387-6001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org