What is a Credential?

For purposes of Complete 2021, industry certifications must meet the following are parameters:

  • Industry-recognized:  Credentials shall include technical and occupational skills identified as necessary for performing functions of an occupation based on standards developed or endorsed by employers.
  • Portable:  Credentials shall be recognized by multiple employers; educational institutions; and across geographic areas where appropriate.
  • Credentials shall be competency-based.
  • 3rd Party Validated:  Credentials shall have a process for determining their validity and relevance in the workplace, and a process in place for improvement.
  • Credentials should be reviewed for articulated credit.
  • Stackable: Where possible, credentials should be part of a career pathways framework and include stackable credentials that lead to a high level industry-recognized credential or a postsecondary degree.

Industry Credentials available at LFCC Workforce Solutions

Credential

Awarding Entity

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Teaching License Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers American Red Cross
Phlebotomy Technician National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Certified Welder (CW) American Welding Society (AWS)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco
CompTIA A+ Certification CompTIA
CompTIA Network+ Certification CompTIA
CompTIA Security+ Certification CompTIA
Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Manufacturing Skills Institute
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Access 2010 Microsoft
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Excel 2010 Microsoft
Medical Assistant National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
Clinical Medical Assistant National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
OSHA 10 General Industry Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA 30 General Industry Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA Confined Space Safety Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Pharmacy Technician National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Pharmacy Technician Virginia Board of Pharmacy
Contractor’s License Virginia Board of Contractors
Electrical Tradesman License Renewal Virginia Board of Contractors
Gas Fitter Tradesman License Renewal Virginia Board of Contractors
HVAC Tradesman License Renewal Virginia Board of Contractors
Plumbing Tradesman License Renewal Virginia Board of Contractors
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Dealer-Operator License Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board
Basic Law Enforcement Professional Department of Criminal Justice Services
Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Project Management Institute (PMI)
EKG Technician National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Electrical – Level 1 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Electrical – Level 2 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Electrical – Level 3 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Electrical – Level 4 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED American Heart Association
HVAC 608 Certification Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Licensed Optician Virginia State Board of Opticians
Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
ServSafe Food Handler National Restaurant Association
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Core – Introductory Craft Skills National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Electrical Journeyman Virginia Board of Contractors
Certified Welding Fabricator (CFW) American Welding Society (AWS)
Electrical Master Virginia Board of Contractors
Energy Auditor Building Performance Institute (BPI)
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Word 2010 Microsoft
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Word Expert 2010 Microsoft
Adobe Certified Associate – Dreamweaver CS5 Adobe Systems Incorporated
Building Analyst Building Performance Institute (BPI)
Fiber Optics Installer Certification Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) International
HVAC – Level 1 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
HVAC – Level 2 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
HVAC – Level 3 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
HVAC – Level 4 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Lead Safe Inspector Certification Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Lead Safe RRP Certification Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Plumbing – Level 1 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Plumbing – Level 2 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Plumbing – Level 3 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Plumbing – Level 4 National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Adobe Certified Associate – Dreamweaver CS3 Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Certified Associate – Dreamweaver CS4 Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Certified Associate – Flash CS4 Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Certified Associate – Flash CS5 Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Certified Associate – Photoshop CS4 Adobe Systems Incorporated
Certified Fund Raising Executive CFRE International
Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
LEED Green Associate Certification United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Outlook 2010 Microsoft
Wastewater Works Operator Board for Waterworks and Wastewaterworks Operators and On-Site Sewage System Professionals
Reel Technology Certification Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
Driveline/Hydraulics Certification Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
Mobile Generators Certification Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
Electrical Systems Certification Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
Compact Diesel Engine Certification Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
Four-Stroke Engine Certification Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
Two-Stroke Engine Certification Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
Google Certified Educator Level 1 Google
Google Certified Educator Level 2 Google
Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries
Construction Project Management National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Mental Health First Aid USA National Council for Behavioral Health
Photovoltaic – Entry Level North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
OSHA-10 Transmission and Distribution Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Nail Technician Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Cosmetologist Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology