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Industry Certification

Many jobs require an industry credential or certification to enter or advance within an occupation. Certifications are nationally recognized verifications of skill or knowledge attainment based on generally-accepted skill standards for an occupation.

Certifications usually include a combination of an examination, demonstration of skills, and/or experience requirements. Professional associations can be a great source for learning about occupations and their related certifications.

For more information check out:

CareerOneStop Credentials Center

CareerOneStop Certification Finder 

Frequently Asked Questions About Data on Certifications and Licensing, Bureau of Labor Statistics