Industry Certifications

Don't forget - there are several FREE options to utilize at your district in regards to certification opportunities. For example, Microsoft Office Specialist, MTA Microsoft Technology Associate (Computer Science), National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), and EverFi Digital Literacy and Financial Literacy are no cost options for your high schools.

Because the Arkansas Department of Career Education is no longer requiring Career and Technical Education End-of-Course Exams, we are now using industry certification tests to measure the federal technical skill attainment performance indicator. These certifications must be obtained in grades 9-12.

Certification reimbursements requests will be paid on a first-come first-serve basis.

Perkins can reimburse for up to two tests per student, but only if the student failed the first attempt. We will not pay for a second test just so the student can have the opportunity to improve their score. Also, the industry certification must be included on the attached list of recognized certifications in Arkansas.

Request for Industry Certifications Funding is January 11, 2019

Documentation needed for reimbursement:

  1. Cover Letter on District Letterhead Requesting Reimbursement
  2. Invoice
  3. Proof of Payment (Copy of the Check, APSCN Report, Receipt)
  4. Class Roster Indicating Student Name, Pass/Fail, Ten-Digit Triand Number (State ID), and the Name of the Specific Certification Earned
    • ask our office for the form

Please keep a copy of all certificates on file in your classroom for future documentation.

Don't forget - there are several free options to utilize at your district in regards to certification opportunities. For example, Microsoft Office Specialist, MTA Microsoft Technology Associate (Computer Science), National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), and EverFi Digital Literacy and Financial Literacy are no cost options for your high schools.

need a certification added to list?

Submit information to the Arkansas Department of Career Education

Education Activation

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EVERFI's digital curriculums empower teachers to bring critical skills education into their classrooms. Our interactive, game-based lessons help prepare students for success in the real world.

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  • Prefered to get certification at the Jr. High Level than High School Level

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  • Must receive vouchers from ACE at the beginning of school year (limited amount)- Contact Gayle Betts

NCRC & ACT WorkKeys Assessments & Curriculum

Beginning this school year, every school district in the state will be provided a license for the ACT WorkKeys Assessments and Curriculum through a state-wide contract. Schools that do not currently have a license may complete a Google form on the Arkansas Department of Career Education's website to request a license and become a testing site. It is your school district's responsibility to request the free license for your district. Students completing the ACT WorkKeys Assessments will earn the National Career Readiness Certificate. Each student will be provided two tests, but only if they fail their first attempt. Students will not be allowed to test twice to improve their score.

Google Request Form for ACT WorkKeys License:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedvZVks4ArnC5e65qQ_8aMfSJ_VlrKSxW5qs7GCALHXNhgzw/viewform?c=0&w=1