Industry recognized credentials are an important part of Career and Technical Education (CTE).
Industry Credentials are a required performance measure of the Arizona Perkins V State plan for the federal Perkins V grant.
As part of Arizona state legislation, for a CTE program to receive Career Technical Education District (CTED) funding, a CTE program must lead to certification or licensure as appropriate.
The College and Career Readiness Index (School A-F) generates .5 up to 1.0/2.0 points, for students who obtain an industry-recognized credential.
Additional legislation, the Arizona Industry Incentive Fund, has provided funding based on students who obtain an industry credential, limited to specific CTE programs in high demand industry sectors.
Arizona Industry Credential Incentive Program:
2020-2021 CTE Credentials List - A-F Approved
CTED and Perkins
Director, CTE Program Services