• The Path to Industry Certification

    The Virginia Department of Education in conjunction with Business and Industry created opportunities for students to work toward a selected industry credential or state license while pursuing a high school diploma. 

    A credential is defined as:

    • State-Issued Professional License, required for entry into a specific occupation as determined by a Virginia state licensing agency (Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Cosmetology);
    • Full Industry Certification, from a recognized industry, trade, or professional association validating essential skills of a particular occupation (A+ CompTIA, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP);
    • Pathway Industry Certification, which may consist of entry-level exams as a component of a suite of exams in an industry certification program leading toward full certification (Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS); or
    • Occupational competency assessment, a national standardized assessment of skills/knowledge in a specific career and/or technical area, (NOCTI).

    The following Industry Credentials can be earned through Career & Technical Education Programs in Greene County Schools:


    Industry Credential

    Agricultural Education

    Workplace Readiness Skills

    Business & Information Technology

    Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
    Working in Support of Education Certification
    Workplace Readiness Skills

    Family & Consumer Sciences

    Interior Design Fundamentals Examination

    Health & Medical Sciences

    National Nurse Aide Examination
    Workplace Readiness Skills


    Workplace Readiness Skills

    Technology Education

    Project Lead The Way Engineering Assessment

    Trade & Industrial Education

    ASE Certification (Maintenance and Light Repair)
    Barbers Examination
    Cosmetology Licensure
    SkillsUSA:  Carpentry Examination