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    • The Certifications in Industry named in this document were recommended by the Career and Technical Teachers that are serviced by the Northwest Arkansas Educational Cooperative. These certifications were researched and found to be reliable programs, sources, and entities that will be needed by our students as they leave their high school Career and Technical Programs and enter the workforce or pursue post-secondary education. These certifications are recommended but not required. The following Northwest Arkansas Educational Cooperative Career and Technical Teachers participated in the creation of this document: Harry Almond, Gravette, Business Education Rebecca Caswell, Siloam Springs, Medical Professions Education Amanda Coleman, Elkins, Business Education Tracy Ficht, Huntsville, Business Education Leonard Garside, Gravette, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Bob Johnson, Gravette, Business and Marketing Education Angie Kichline, Elkins, Business Education Tracy Laird, West Fork, Business Education Jo Lawson, West Fork, Business Education Alvin Lievsay, Retired, Administration John Lindsey, Northwest Arkansas Community College Marge Macedo, Gravette, Culinary Arts Nichole Mannion, Gravette, Family and Consumer Science Susan McDonald, Huntsville, Agriculture Education Magan Randall, Fayetteville, Family and Consumer Science Mike Rogers, Siloam Springs, Agriculture Education Angela Scott, Gravette, Medical Professions Education William Tapp, Gravette, Agriculture Education Shanna Troutt, Fayetteville, Business Education Paula Wheeler, Elkins, Business Education Angie Witt, Huntsville, Business Education
    • Career and Technical Education Certification Guide Table of Contents AGRICULTURE............................................................................................................................................5 APPRENTICE REAL ESTATE INSPECTOR ...............................................................................................................6 ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION OF CATTLE CERTIFICATE .............................................................................................8 CERTIFIED VETERINARY ASSISTANT ...................................................................................................................9 ASE/NATEF CERTIFICATION MEDIUM AND HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK TECHNICIAN ..................................................10 AWS ENTRY LEVEL WELDER (ELW) PROGRAM ............................................................................................11 BEEF QUALITY PRODUCER CERTIFICATION ........................................................................................................12 CAREERSAFE™ TRAINING FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY ..........................................................................................13 CERTIFIED APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN...........................................................................................14 COGGINS TEST INSPECTOR ..............................................................................................................................15 HIGH SCHOOL FLORAL CERTIFICATION .............................................................................................................16 LICENSED IRRIGATION INSTALLER (5 CERTIFICATIONS).........................................................................................17 MEAT PROCESSING CERTIFICATE .....................................................................................................................19 NATIONAL SAFE TRACTOR AND MACHINERY OPERATOR......................................................................................20 NCCER CARPENTRY CERTIFICATION ..............................................................................................................21 NCCER CONSTRUCTION CORE CERTIFICATION ................................................................................................22 NCCER MAINTENANCE: INDUSTRIAL CERTIFICATION .......................................................................................23 NCCER WELDING CERTIFICATION .................................................................................................................24 PORK QUALITY PRODUCER CERTIFICATION .......................................................................................................25 OSHA TEN HOUR SAFETY CERTIFICATION ......................................................................................................26 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN .......................................................................................................27 PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR .....................................................................................................................28 REGISTERED ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE CERTIFICATION ........................................................................................29 REGISTERED PARLIAMENTARIAN ......................................................................................................................30 REGISTERED PLUMBER’S APPRENTICE CERTIFICATION .........................................................................................31 SAFE TRACTOR AND MACHINERY OPERATION ...................................................................................................32 SERVSAFE CERTIFICATION...............................................................................................................................33 CERTIFIED NURSERY LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL ...............................................................................................34 CERTIFIED SURVEYOR TECHNICIAN...................................................................................................................35 JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER ...........................................................................................................................36 WELDING TECHNICIAN PROGRAM ....................................................................................................................37 AUTOMOTIVE AND AVIATION.............................................................................................................39 CERTIFIED APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN...........................................................................................40 ENGINE PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST...................................................................................................................41 GENERAL AVIATION PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE................................................................................................42 COLLISION REPAIR AND REFINISH CERTIFICATE..................................................................................................43 BUSINESS/MARKETING..........................................................................................................................45 WEB DEVELOPMENT.......................................................................................................................................46 ADOBE CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE RICH MEDIA COMMUNICATION—FLASH................................................................48 ADOBE® CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE: VISUAL COMMUNICATION—PHOTOSHOP®.........................................................51 ADOBE CERTIFIED EXPERT..............................................................................................................................52 ADOBE CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR........................................................................................................................55 APPLE HARDWARE CERTIFICATION...................................................................................................................57 APPLE ILIFE AND IWORK CERTIFICATIONS.........................................................................................................58 APPLE MAC OS X CERTIFICATION..................................................................................................................59 APPLE PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS CERTIFICATIONS.........................................................................................60 APPLE XSAN AND MEDIA ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATIONS...............................................................................61 BOOKKEEPING FUNDAMENTALS.........................................................................................................................62
    • CERTIFIED BOOKKEEPER..................................................................................................................................63 CERTIFIED INTERNET WEBMASTER (CIW) ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION..................................................................64 CERTIFIED NETWORK COMPUTER TECHNICIAN....................................................................................................65 MICROSOFT CERTIFIED APPLICATION SPECIALIST SERIES......................................................................................66 MCAS: MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD 2007......................................................................................................66 MICROSOFT CERTIFIED APPLICATION SPECIALIST SERIES......................................................................................68 MCAS: MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL 2007......................................................................................................68 INTERNET AND COMPUTING CORE CERTIFICATION (IC³)......................................................................................70 MICROSOFT CERTIFIED APPLICATION SPECIALIST SERIES......................................................................................72 MCAS: MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD 2007......................................................................................................72 MICROSOFT CERTIFIED APPLICATION SPECIALIST SERIES......................................................................................74 MCAS: MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL 2007......................................................................................................74 INTERNET AND COMPUTING CORE CERTIFICATION (IC³)......................................................................................76 CERTIFIED COMPUTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN (CST)...........................................................................................78 CONCEPTS OF FINANCE....................................................................................................................................79 CUSTOMER SERVICE NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION.............................................................................81 DESKTOP PUBLISHING SOFTWARE (ADOBE, COREL, MACROMEDIA)......................................................................82 CERTIFIED E-MARKETING ASSOCIATE................................................................................................................84 ENTREPRENEURSHIP........................................................................................................................................85 FRONT DESK REPRESENTATIVE.........................................................................................................................87 APPLE CERTIFIED HELP DESK SPECIALIST.........................................................................................................88 BANQUET SERVER..........................................................................................................................................91 BANQUET SETUP EMPLOYEE............................................................................................................................92 BUSPERSON...................................................................................................................................................93 PROSTART I AND PROSTART II CERTIFICATION...................................................................................................94 RESTAURANT SERVER CERTIFICATION...............................................................................................................95 SERVSAFE CERTIFICATION...............................................................................................................................96 DRAFTING...................................................................................................................................................98 AUTOCAD 2004 & AUTOCAD 2007 PRE-RELEASE (FREE)..................................................................99 ADDA DRAFTER CERTIFICATION..................................................................................................................100 AUTODESK CERTIFICATION......................................................................................................................101 DRAFTER CERTIFICATION...............................................................................................................................102 BABYSITTER CERTIFICATION..........................................................................................................................105 BOOKKEEPING FUNDAMENTALS ......................................................................................................................106 CERTIFIED CULINARIAN ................................................................................................................................107 HEARTSAVER CPR......................................................................................................................................108 LODGING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (LMP) NATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT ........................................109 PARAPROFESSIONALS.....................................................................................................................................110 CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT.....................................................................................................................113 CPR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER (BLS LEVEL).................................................................................................114 EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER/ FIRST RESPONDER.....................................................................................115 BASIC FIRST AID.........................................................................................................................................116 HIPAA TRAINING.......................................................................................................................................117 OSHA TEN HOUR SAFETY CERTIFICATION.....................................................................................................118 PHARMACY TECHNICIAN................................................................................................................................119
    • Agriculture
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Apprentice Real Estate Inspector CAREER CONCENTRATION Mechanized Agriculture CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Inspect residential and commercial buildings not exceeding 5,000 square feet to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations, and report findings to the purchaser. REGULATORY ENTITY Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board P.O. Box 251911 Little Rock, AR 72225 (501) 683-3710 FAX: (501) 244-2333 EMAIL: info@ahib.org WEBSITE: www.ahib.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The annual registration fee ($250 by July 1/$125 after July 1) Original certificate from a Board-approved provider attesting to the completion and passage of a comprehensive home inspector training curriculum (80 hours of classroom training) Approved providers are listed at www.ahib.org. An original certificate issued by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors, Inc. (EBPHI) attesting to the successful completion and passage of the then current version of the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE). Third party provider: Promissor at 1 (847) 298-7750. Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors, Inc. 800 E Northwest Hwy Suite 700 Palatine IL 60077 Phone: 1 (847) 298-7750 Fax : 1 (847) 705-3814 Email: info@homeinspectionexam.org Website: www.homeinspectionexam.orgWritten exam taken through Sylvan Learning Centers 6
    • INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS No unique credential or training requirements for a certified teacher to provide basic instruction in • plumbing, • wiring, • air conditioning & heating, • household appliances, • roofing, • structures • foundations of residential and commercial buildings. STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES • At least 18 years of age; • Must pass DPS background check, • Must register with a training sponsor • Must perform 25 inspections under direct supervision and sponsorship of an unrestricted inspector before moving to next level of certification. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEES United States citizen or legal alien $25.00 application fee, $25.00 examination fee 7
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Artificial Insemination of Cattle Certificate CAREER CONCENTRATION Livestock Reproduction CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION An industry sponsored training and certification program that confirms that the certificate holder has completed a standards-based training program in the artificial insemination of cattle. REGULATORY ENTITY Sponsoring companies, in conjunction with Texas A&M University. The curriculum is based upon standards specified by the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB). PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Currently offered in self-contained clinics administered by the sponsoring company. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS The sponsoring company provides the instructor. STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES None EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEE(S) The sponsoring company sets the fee. It ranges from $325 to $400 per person. This fee range is for training and certification in artificial insemination only. The fee includes the training, facilities, equipment, supplies, cattle used in hands on instruction, and training manuals. Certification requires passing written and practical examinations. 8
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Veterinary Assistant CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Training and certification for non-registered veterinary staff to assist Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians in all aspects of a veterinary clinic. REGULATORY ENTITY Allied Health Education and Careers 312-464-4936 www.ama-assn.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Enrolled in secondary school. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Clinical experience under the supervision of a cooperating Veterinarian and/or supervising RVT Level I: Equivalent of 90-day period of clinical experience; Instruction includes introduction to world of work within a veterinary setting; introduction of basic skills and terminology. Level II: Six months of experience under the supervision of licensed Veterinarian following the date on which Level I certification was granted. Instruction includes general information; examination procedures; laboratory procedures; radiology and ultrasound imaging; kennel, cage, and stall area; laboratory and exotic animals, birds, fish, and pocket pets; surgical preparation and assisting; animal nursing; pharmacy and pharmacology; and office and hospital procedures and client relations. TESTING PREREQUISITES Must have completed training and supervision requirements outlined above for each level exam. Annual renewal. Must be employed by a veterinarian to renew. EXAM FEE(S) Exam for high school students: $65 for the certification test at each level. Renewal fee: $25 annually 9
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM ASE/NATEF Certification Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck Technician CAREER CONCENTRATION Mechanized Agriculture CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION This certification is designed for individuals who use technical skills to repair and/or service light and medium duty trucks. Credentials are a shoulder insignia, wallet I.D. card, and wall certificate. ASE/NATEF Certification is available in the areas of • Suspension & Steering; • Brakes; • Electrical / Electronic Systems; • Diesel Engines; and • Preventive Maintenance Inspection. REGULATORY ENTITY Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Automotive Technician Excellence Foundation (NATEF) http://www.natef.org/about/program_cetification_process.cfm PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS To meet NATEF standards, schools must at least be certified in the five required areas listed above. Information for NATEF School Certification is found on their web site. Standards specify a minimum percentage of tasks that must be taught for students to be certified in that particular area. The task lists for the three priority areas are: • Priority 1 (P-1) – 95%, • Priority 2 (P-2) – 80%, • Priority 3 (P-3) – 50%. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be technically competent and meet all state and national certification requirements. Instructors must hold ASE/NATEF certification in areas they are teaching. STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES Students must complete a 785-hour program of supervised instruction that includes: • Diesel Engines – 215 hours; • Brakes – 125 hours; • Electrical/Electronic – 250 hours; • Preventive Maintenance Inspection – 105 hours; • Suspension & Steering – 90 hours. The program must include classroom, laboratory, and work-based experiences. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEES A $31 registration fee plus $24 per 40 – 70 multiple choice item test is required. 10
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM AWS Entry Level Welder (ELW) Program CAREER CONCENTRATION Mechanized Agriculture CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A credentialing program aligned to welding procedures used in structural steel, petroleum pipeline, sheet metal, and chemical refinery industries. Guidelines are found in AWS QC7-93, Standard for AWS Certified Welders. The actual credential is an AWS Certified Welder Card. The card identifies the welding process(es) the individual is to perform to specific standards. REGULATORY ENTITY American Welding Society http://www.aws.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The applicant goes to an AWS accredited testing facility, pays the appropriate testing fee, produces a photographic ID and completes a certified welder application (CERT). The applicant produces a weld in the presence of an AWS Certified Welding Inspector. Results of the testing are mailed to the applicant within two weeks. The fee for an entity to register as an AWS SENSE school for ELW training is $500.00 INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS A school may register as a participating organization (PO) in the SENSE (Students Excelling in National Standards Education) program. The American Welding Society provides a battery of certification written examinations and other appropriate materials. There are no specific instructor qualifications for teaching welding processes or weld testing. Only AWS Certified Welding Inspectors can certify the welds. STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES There are no requirements for training hours or specified training experiences. The AWS EG2.0 – 95 identifies a suggested sequence of instruction. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEES Students pay a $15.00 processing fee to enroll, and are listed in the National Registry™ for one year. ELW applicants take both a written examination and a performance-based examination at an accredited SENSE facility. A test fee is charged for each weld process. The successful applicant pays AWS a $30 registration fee per process. Applicants must be 18 years of age to secure employment in the industry. 11
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Beef Quality Producer Certification CAREER CONCENTRATION Food and Fiber System: Animal Science CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Objectives of this Beef Quality Assurance training: assure that cattle and beef products originating from cow/calf and stocker operations are safe and wholesome; meet requirements for quality for all phases of the beef cattle industry; and are produced with environmentally sound production practices. The Arkansas BQA Program offers producers two levels of participation: Level 1 - Voluntary Participation: Producers can participate in this level by reading the BQA Handbook and adopting BQA guidelines. Participation is voluntary and places producer on the BQA mailing list for future updates. Level 2 - BQA Certification: Producers can participate in Level 2 by successfully completing the Arkansas Beef Quality Assurance Producer Certification Exam, signing the BQA Producer Contract and returning enrollment form, exam, and contract.. Upon successful completion of the exam and receipt of a signed contract, the producer will be issued a BQA certification number, BQA certificate, BQA ID card, and property sign. The producer will also be placed on the mailing list for future updates. REGULATORY ENTITY University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service PO Box 391 Little Rock, AR 72203-0391 Phone: 1-888-884-5565 ext. 2188 PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Schools should offer a coherent sequence of food and fiber system courses (primarily animal science) or system combination for students. BQA curriculum is available. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Prefer successful completion of a minimum of Level I (online) Beef Quality Producer Certification prior to facilitating students in online course. STUDENT Enrolled in secondary school; Prefer student enrollment in one of the following: TRAINING/PREREQUISITES Animal Science; Advanced Animal Science; or Animal Production. For career and technology education recording purposes only, students should complete Initial Certification by August 31 in the same year following graduation. Requirements to Receive Beef Quality Producer Level I: Online (or attend meeting) training in Beef Quality Assurance. Online preferred for agricultural science and technology students. Obtain CD-ROM for online training from http://www.beefquality.com EXAMINATION No fee or age requirement. REQUIREMENTS/FEES 12
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM CareerSafe™ Training for General Industry CAREER CONCENTRATION Mechanized Agriculture CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A certificate of completion (card) that affirms a student has completed an OSHA-approved ten-hour CareerSafe™ general industry safety-training program. REGULATORY ENTITY Occupational Safety and Health Administration http://www.osha.gov PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Certified teachers provide instruction that addresses key components of written examination. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors/teachers must complete a 32-hour OSHA-approved outreach-training course. The training can be a combination of face-to-face instruction and distance delivery. STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES There are no other specific training requirements or prerequisites for students. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEES A comprehensive test is administered and scored at the end of the training. 13
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician CAREER CONCENTRATION Mechanized Agriculture CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION This CAMT credential is an entry-level certification for maintenance technicians to assist in operation of an effective apartment maintenance program. REGULATORY ENTITY National Apartment Association http://www.naahq.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Schools should contact local apartment association affiliates for information regarding local certification courses. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS There are no unique credential/training requirements for teachers. to be eligible to participate in the process. Teachers can assist in teaching basic skills and assisting students to secure employment with an association member. STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES Applicants need one year of creditable work experience in apartment maintenance. Applicants complete a series of seven training programs, covering: • Apartment Community Maintenance and Fair Housing (8 hours), • Personal and Property Safety (8 hours), • Customer Service and Satisfaction (8 hours), • Basic Electrical Repairs & Replacements (16 hours), • Basic Plumbing Repairs & Preventive Maintenance (21 hours), • Basic Appliance Repairs & Preventive Maintenance (12 hours), and • Basic HVAC Repairs & Preventive Maintenance (12 hours), There is no age requirement, and a high school diploma or GED is not required. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEES No examination or previous experience levels are required. Certification can be renewed annually for a $40.00 fee. Certified individuals must complete three CEUs annually to maintain the certification. All certification requirements must be completed within a two-year period. 14
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Coggins Test Inspector CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Verify Equine Infectious Anemia(EIA) documentation. REGULATORY ENTITY Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission 1 Natural Resource Drive Little Rock, AR 72215 1-501-837-5978 Lewis Wray PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Trainees must receive a minimum of 1-5 hours of instruction on equine colors and markings. The disease EIA and how it is contracted. Review all state and federal transportation requirements. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Satisfactory completion of the state training. STUDENT TRAINING Information on reading documentation and transportation laws. Students must receive a minimum of 80% on the state test. TESTING PREREQUISITES NA EXAM FEE(S) No fee. 15
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM High School Floral Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The High School Floral Certification program, administered by the Arkansas Florists Association (AFA), allows a student to achieve certification for entry- level floral design . REGULATORY ENTITY Arkansas Florists Association (AFA) PO Box 500 Plumerville, AR 72127 Phone: 501-208-2882 501-354-2309 www.arkansasfloristassociation.org/wb/ PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS To achieve High School Floral Certification, a student must successfully complete a program of study in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources and pass a written exam and a hands-on exam administered by the Arkansas State Florists Association. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructor must be knowledgeable of floral design. Completion of AFA beginner and intermediate floral design courses, as well as Arkansas Master Florist certification, is recommended. STUDENT TRAINING Student must successfully complete a program of study in Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources or Human Services prior to taking the AFA high school floral certification exam. TESTING PREREQUISITES High School Floral Certification exam is administered at Certifying exam consists of two parts to be completed on the same day: a timed 100-question written exam and a timed hands-on design and construction of a symmetrical design and a corsage. EXAM FEE(S) Testing fee is $. 16
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Licensed Irrigation Installer (5 certifications) CAREER CONCENTRATION Horticulture / Mechanized Agriculture CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Licensed installers (IN) work under the supervision of licensed irrigators. They are licensed to connect a landscape irrigation system to a water supply only under the direct supervision of a licensed irrigator. Certified installers have a wallet card and wall certificate. REGULATORY ENTITY Irrigation Association 6540 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA 22042-6638 Phone: 703-536-7080 FAX: 703-536-7019 PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) The Certified Irrigation Contractor is an irrigation professional whose principal business is the execution of contracts or subcontracts to install, repair and maintain irrigation systems. Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) The Certified Irrigation Designer engages in the preparation of professional irrigation designs. The CID evaluates site conditions and determines net irrigation requirements based on the needs of the project. The designer is then responsible for the selection of the most effective irrigation equipment and design methods. Certified Water Conservation Manager – Landscape (CWCM-L) Water Conservation Managers are irrigation professionals whose principal business is the evaluation, operation, management and improvement of irrigation systems to achieve the highest level of water conservation possible. Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor (CGIA) A Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor is involved in the analysis of turf irrigation water use tailored to the unique conditions found on golf courses. Golf Auditors collect site data, make maintenance recommendations and perform water audits on golf courses. Through their analytical work at the site, they develop base schedules for greens/tees, fairways and roughs. Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA) The Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor is involved in the analysis of landscape irrigation water use. Auditors collect site data, make maintenance recommendations and perform water audits. Through their analytical work at the site, these irrigation professionals develop irrigation base schedules. Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist (CAIS) The Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist is involved in the management and operation of on-farm irrigation systems. These systems include surface irrigation methods, as well as pressurized systems like micro-irrigation and sprinklers. 17
    • INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS The instructor must have knowledge of irrigation principles and applications with emphasis in installation, backflow prevention, hydraulics, and design. STUDENT Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must submit an TRAINING/PREREQUISITES application with the appropriate fee, and pass the Installer examination. The examination covers installation, backflow prevention, hydraulics, and design. Attending and completing a basic training course is not required. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/ Your application/registration must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the FEES exam with payment. Application and Exam Registration Apply to the CIC program and register for the exam directly through the IA. Exam registration must be submitted at least 30 days in advance. Onsite registration is not allowed. Application Fees Exam Fees $50.00 IA Members $200.00 IA Members $100.00 Affiliate $225.00 IA Affiliate Members Members $175.00 Non-members $300.00 Non-members $75.00 Retake exam 18
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Meat Processing Certificate CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Training of secondary students through a locally administered certification program for entry into the meat processing industry at approved retail meat processing centers. REGULATORY ENTITY Cooperative agreement between secondary agricultural science program educators and cooperating industry clients to meet industry-based criteria for employment. PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Schools should offer a coherent sequence of courses including Agriculture Science and Technology, Animal Science, Biological Animal Science, Food Science, Meat Science, and other related courses as determined by local education agency and local store management/ industry personnel. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Must meet State Board of Educator Certification requirements for Agricultural Science and Technology Education Certification. Participation preferred in professional development workshop(s) in meat processing at approved training location(s) by approved instructor(s). STUDENT TRAINING Entry into the secondary training program requires enrollment in a coherent sequence of courses for meat processing. Follow classroom and laboratory instructional sequence for Agriculture Science and Technology, Animal Science, Biological Animal Science, Food Science, and Meat Science. Students must be 18 years old prior to employment in the cooperating store/industry workplace. EXAM FEE(S) Successful completion, minimum exam score of 80%, of a locally administered certification exam that was produced by local education agency with local store management/industry input. No examination fee required. 19
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operator CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION All youth, ages 14 and 15, who are seeking employment in the agricultural industry must receive the training as required by the U.S. Department of Labor, with the only exemption for youth working on they’re own farm as noted above. When youth become 16 years of age, this law no longer applies to their employment. REGULATORY ENTITY Hazardous Occupations and Safety training in Agriculture Phone: 1-866-276-1049 http://www.ydae.purdue.edu/tractor.htm PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Certification only issued by secondary agricultural science teachers or cooperative extension agents. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. Teachers/Community Lead Instructors must be secondary agricultural science teachers or county extension agents or work under the supervision of one. STUDENT TRAINING Enrollment in Agriculture Powers course. http://www.agsafety4youth.info TESTING PREREQUISITES Three step assessment including written exam, pre-op exam, and operational exam. EXAM FEE(S) There is no fee for the exam. 20
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM NCCER Carpentry Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The NCCER Core certification is an entry-level certificate for all construction-related trades REGULATORY ENTITY National Center for Construction Education and Research 3600 NW 43rd Street, Bldg. G Gainesville, FL 32606 Phone: 888-622-3720 Email: rmelton@nccer.org PRODEDURAL REQUIREMENTS School labs/shops must be NCCER accredited. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors must be NCCER Certified Craft Instructors. STUDENT TRAINING Students must be taught by a NCCER Certified Craft Instructor Students must be taught in a NCCER accredited shop/lab TESTING Students must have NCCER Core certification prior to being eligible for PREREQUISITES NCCER Carpentry certification EXAM FEE(S) Student must satisfactorily pass all written exams for Core Students must satisfactorily pass all performance/skills tests for Core A $15.00 fee is required 21
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM NCCER Construction Core Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The NCCER Core certification is an entry-level certificate for all construction-related trades REGULATORY ENTITY National Center for Construction Education and Research 3600 NW 43rd Street, Bldg. G Gainesville, FL 32606 Phone: 888-622-3720 Email: rmelton@nccer.org PRODEDURAL REQUIREMENTS School labs/shops must be NCCER accredited. INSTRUCTOR Instructors must be NCCER Certified Craft Instructors. QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT TRAINING Students must be taught by a NCCER Certified Craft Instructor Students must be taught in a NCCER accredited shop/lab TESTING Students must have NCCER Core certification prior to being eligible for PREREQUISITES NCCER Carpentry certification EXAM FEE(S) Student must satisfactorily pass all written exams for Core Students must satisfactorily pass all performance/skills tests for Core A $15.00 fee is required 22
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM NCCER Maintenance: Industrial Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The NCCER Core certification is an entry-level certificate for all construction-related trades REGULATORY ENTITY National Center for Construction Education and Research 3600 NW 43rd Street, Bldg. G Gainesville, FL 32606 Phone: 888-622-3720 Email: rmelton@nccer.org PRODEDURAL REQUIREMENTS School facility/laboratory must be NCCER accredited. Schools should contact their local Education Service Center, Career and Technical Education consultant for more details. INSTRUCTOR Instructors must be NCCER Certified Craft Instructors. QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT TRAINING Students must be taught by a NCCER Certified Craft Instructor. Students must be taught in a NCCER accredited shop/lab. TESTING Students must have NCCER Core certification prior to being eligible for PREREQUISITES NCCER Carpentry certification. EXAM FEE(S) Student must satisfactorily pass all written exams for Core Students must satisfactorily pass all performance/skills tests for Core. A $15.00 fee is required. 23
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM NCCER Welding Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The NCCER Core certification is an entry-level certificate for all construction related trades. REGULATORY ENTITY National Center for Construction Education and Research 3600 NW 43rd Street, Bldg. G Gainesville, FL 32606 Phone: 888-622-3720 Email: rmelton@nccer.org PRODEDURAL REQUIREMENTS School labs/shops must be NCCER accredited. INSTRUCTOR Instructors must be NCCER Certified Craft Instructors. QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT TRAINING Students must be taught by a NCCER Certified Craft Instructor. Students must be taught in a NCCER accredited shop/lab. TESTING Students must have NCCER Core certification prior to being eligible PREREQUISITES for NCCER Carpentry certification. EXAM FEE(S) Student must satisfactorily pass all written exams for Core. Students must satisfactorily pass all performance/skills tests for Core. A $15.00 fee is required. 24
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Pork Quality Producer Certification CAREER CONCENTRATION Food and Fiber System: Animal Science CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Provides an opportunity for students, ages 8-18, to participate in a nationwide program that emphasizes producing safe, wholesome and nutritious pork. REGULATORY ENTITY National Pork Board PO Box 9114 Des Moines, IA 50306 Phone: 1-800-456-PORK or 1-515-223-2600 info@pork.edu http://www.porkboard.org/youthPQA/youthPQA.asp PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Schools should offer a coherent sequence of food and fiber system courses (primarily animal science) or system combination for students. PQA curriculum is available. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Prefer successful completion of a minimum of Level I (online) Pork Quality Producer Certification prior to facilitating students in online course. STUDENT Enrolled in secondary school; Prefer student enrollment in one of the following: TRAINING/PREREQUISITES Animal Science; Advanced Animal Science; or Animal Production. EXAMINATION No fee or age requirement. REQUIREMENTS/FEES 25
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM OSHA Ten Hour Safety Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A certificate of completion (card) that affirms a student has completed an OSHA-approved ten hour general industry advanced safety-training program. REGULATORY ENTITY Occupational Safety and Health Administration http://www.osha.gov/ http://www.CareerSafeOnline.com Phone: 888-614-SAFE PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Certified teachers provide instruction that addresses key components. A comprehensive test is administered at the end of the training INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors must complete both the 32-hour OSHA-approved 501 and 500 outreach-training courses. OSHA 501 is a prerequisite for 500. STUDENT TRAINING The course covers all content of the ten-hour course, and additional instruction in: 1• Permit-required confined spaces; 2• Lockout/Tagout; • Materials handling; 1• Welding, cutting and brazing; 2• Ergonomics; and • Recordkeeping. TESTING PREREQUISITES There are no specific testing prerequisites. EXAM FEES $18.00 per student. 26
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Outdoor Power Equipment Technician CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The credential serves to identify an individual who strives for a higher level of professionalism and technical proficiency in the operation, repair, and maintenance of outdoor power equipment. REGULATORY ENTITY Engine and Equipment Training Council (EETC) PO. Box 648 Hartland, WI 53029 http://www.eetc.org/ PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Accreditation start-up manual available from EETC. School must meet “acceptable” level of compliance in seven standard areas: 1• Learning resources; 2• Facilities, supplies, and equipment repair; 3• Qualified instructor; 4• Student services; 5• Advisory committee; 6• Tool and equipment lists, and 7• Task list competencies. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teacher must: 1• hold appropriate OPEESA certification; 2• have manufacturer’s specific certification (where available); 3• minimum two years occupational work experience; 4• be a member of the EETC; 5• regularly attend meetings and activities for OPEESA instructors, and 6 STUDENT TRAINING A suggested course of study includes: 1• 64 hours of Small air-cooled engines, 2• 128 hours of Small two-stroke engines, and 3• 128 hours of Small four-stroke engines. TESTING PREREQUISITES A first-time registration fee of $35.00 is required. EXAM FEES Each examination is $45.00. Tests may be taken either on paper or electronically. Examinations given in seven areas, limit two tests taken on one day. Certification effective for three years. 27
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Private Pesticide Applicator CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A Private Pesticide Applicator purchases, uses, and/or supervises the use of a restricted-use pesticide or state limited-use pesticide in the production of an agricultural commodity on property that the applicator or the applicator’s employer owns, rents, or leases. REGULATORY ENTITY University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture Extension Pesticide Assessment Specialist Cooperative Extension Service PO Box 391 Little Rock, AR 72203 Phone: 501-671-2234 FAX: 501-671-2303 www.aragriculture.org/pesticides/training/commlicense.htm PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Prospective pesticide applicators must secure procedural information from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture or Arkansas Cooperative Extension. Teachers can tailor local instruction to emphasize certification content. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Degree in biological sciences or agricultural education to conduct this TDA student credentialing process. STUDENT TRAINING A person must complete a TDA-approved training program offered by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension or certain private entities. Study materials for the pesticide applicator license exam may be ordered: Cooperative Extension PO Box 391 Little Rock, AR 72203 Ples Spradley, 501-671-2231 TESTING PREREQUISITES No minimum age requirement; however, suggested age is 16, due to nature of pesticides involved and the Arkansas Department of Labor child labor laws. TDA-approved training course must be completed prior to exam. EXAM FEE(S) The fee for a one-year private applicator license is $10 and a five-year private applicator license is $45. $10 exam fee 28
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Registered Electrical Apprentice Certification CAREER CONCENTRATION Mechanized Agriculture CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION An electrical apprentice is a licensed individual who works under the on-site supervision of a master electrician, a journeyman electrician, or a residential wireman, on behalf of an electrical contractor performing "Electrical Work" as defined by ______ Occupations Code, §1305.002 (11). This credential focuses on residential electrical construction to ensure a continued flow of skilled craft workers into the workforce. REGULATORY ENTITY Department of Licensing and Regulation PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The applicant must secure forms from the _____ Department of Licensing and Regulation, and submit the required forms and documentation. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Applicable teacher certification, familiarity with hands-on examination process and broad range of electrical careers and certifications available. The latest National Electrical Code as adopted by the National Fire Protection Association provides the knowledge base for advancement in the profession. STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES There are no training prerequisites to register as an Electrical Apprentice. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEES The electrical apprentice licensing fee is $15.00. An applicant for a license as an electrical apprentice must be at least 16 years of age and be engaged in the process of learning and assisting in the installation of electrical work under the supervision of a licensed master electrician. Minimum age is 18 to work in industry. 29
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Registered Parliamentarian CAREER CONCENTRATION Leadership Development CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Registered Parliamentarian (RP): Based on passing an examination on advanced knowledge of parliamentary law and procedure to assist organizations or individual in the application of parliamentary procedure for the orderly conduct of business. Must initially qualify as member of National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). REGULATORY ENTITY National Association of Parliamentarians PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Must meet State Board of Educator Certification requirements for Agricultural Science and Technology Education certification STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES Classroom and laboratory instruction: master democratic principles in conducting effective meetings and parliamentary law that includes the parliamentary basics of precedence, bylaws, order of business, steps in handling a motion and vote or action required for ranking motions. NAP Student Membership Dues with proof of enrollment: $30 plus State Dues: $10 Membership Examination: 100-question exam mailed to designated monitor by NAP Membership Examiners Committee. To become a member, student score must be at least 70% of 100 questions of a 300 question test bank found at http://www.parliamentarians.org/300ques10th.pdf EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEE(S) Registered Parliamentarian (RP) Examination: Based on Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised to include 1) Research (Open Book); 2) Motions and Related Concepts; 3) Meetings, Sessions and Related Procedures; 4) Officers and Elections, Voting, Boards and Committees and Related Procedures; and 5) Rules of the Assembly and Related Procedures. Applicant passing at least two parts may retake (within one year) an examination on any part or parts not passed. Examination Fees: Full Exam: $100; Re-Examination: $25 per part. Refer to http://www.parliamentarians.org/services.ht 30
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Registered Plumber’s Apprentice Certification CAREER CONCENTRATION Mechanized Agriculture CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION This credential focuses on Residential Plumbing construction to ensure a continued flow of skilled craft workers into the workforce. REGULATORY ENTITY Arkansas Department of Health Plumbing Department 10421 West Markham Little Rock, AR 72205 Phone: 1-501-682- FAX: 1-501- 682- State of Arkansas Contractor's Licensing Board State of Arkansas Contractor’s Licensing Board 621 East Capitol Avenue Little Rock, AR 72202 Phone: 1-501/372-4661 Fax 1-501/372-2247 PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The applicant must secure forms from the Arkansas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, and submit the required forms and documentation. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Applicable teacher certification, familiarity with hands-on examination process and broad range of plumbing careers and certifications available STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES There are no training prerequisites to register as a Plumber’s Apprentice. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEES An individual must be at least 16 years old to make application as a registered plumber’s apprentice. Minimum age 18 required to work in industry. 31
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Certification allows youth ages 14 and over to be legally employed to operate farm tractors over 20 HP, tractor-powered machinery, and self- propelled machinery. The credential certifies the youth as competent in general agricultural safety, tractor and equipment operation, crop and highway transportation. REGULATORY ENTITY US Department of Labor Frances Perkins Building 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 Phone: 1-866-4-USA-DOL US Department of Labor 29 CFR 570.72 http://www.dol.gov/dol/allcfr/Title_29/Part_570/29CFR570.72.htm PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Certification only issued by secondary agricultural science teachers or cooperative extension agents. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. Teachers/Community Lead Instructors must be secondary agricultural science teachers or county extension agents or work under the supervision of one. STUDENT TRAINING A 24 hour training program on normal working hazards in agriculture (4hours) and safe operation of tractors and farm machinery (20 hours) is required. Curriculum resources and additional information is available at: http://www.nstmop.psu.edu. TESTING PREREQUISITES Student must be a minimum of 14 years of age, must successfully pass a (50 question) written test prior to proceeding to skills training. Must also demonstrate safe operating procedures through a skills performance assessment (driving test). EXAM FEE(S) There is no fee for the exam. 32
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM ServSafe Certification CREDENTIAL ServSafe Food Protection Management Certification DESCRIPTION provides individuals training in basic food safety concepts, prevention of food borne illness outbreaks, and reduction of liability in the foodservice industry. REGULATORY ENTITY Arkansas Arkansas Hospitality Association PO Box 3866 Little Rock, AR 72203-3866 Phone: (501) 376-2323 Web site: www.arhospitality.org PROCEDURAL The information can be covered in the Prostart I program and REQUIREMENTS Prostart II INSTRUCTOR Instructor must be registered as a ServSafe instructor to teach the QUALIFICATIONS course and act as the primary proctor for the certification examination Instructor certification is offered each year at the annual Family and Consumer Science Teachers Conference STUDENT TRAINING A person ServSafe certified will have successfully passed a food manager examination and should demonstrate competency to assume the following responsibilities: Identify hazards in the day-to-day operation of a food establishment that provides food for human consumption; Develop or implement specific policies, procedures or standards to prevent food borne illness; Supervise or direct food preparation activities are taken as needed to protect the health of the consumer; Train the food establishment employees on the principles of food safety and Perform in-house self-inspections of daily operations on a periodic basis to ensure the policies and procedures concerning food safety have been implemented and are being followed TESTING PREREQUISITES None stated EXAM FEE(S) $35.00 33
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Nursery Landscape Professional CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The Arkansas Green Industry Association Certification program is for the retail nursery owner, manager, and employee who seeks to provide retail customers with excellence in service and knowledge, provide reliable information, and enhance the image of the nursery/landscape industry. The Arkansas Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional (ACNLP) program establishes professional credibility and enhances employee value and self- esteem. REGULATORY ENTITY Arkansas Green Industry Association PO Box 21715 Little Rock, AR 72221-1715 Phone: 501-225-0029 FAX: 501-224-0988 office@argia.org Anne Fuller, Executive Director PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The program is a voluntary peer review process that identifies and acknowledges individuals possessing high levels of professional ability. A student applicant must have one year’s experience, including the following: general horticulture knowledge, plant identification, landscape calculations and plan design. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructor must have knowledge of horticultural principles and practices with emphasis in nursery applications. Cooperation with, and approval by, the Arkansas Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional (ACNLP) is recommended of the instructor. STUDENT TRAINING The exam includes multiple-choice questions. Exam is divided into three sections: plant identification, plant culture (pests and diseases), merchandising, and landscape plan reading. TESTING PREREQUISITES The exam is administered by Arkansas Green Industry Association Applicants must pass all sections of the exam. EXAM FEE(S) No fee. 34
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Surveyor Technician CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) sponsors a comprehensive national certification program for survey technicians. The program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as part of the National Apprenticeship Program. The Survey Technician Certification Board (STCB), which administers this program, recognizes the importance of technicians to the surveying and mapping profession. REGULATORY ENTITY Curt Sumner, LS Executive Director American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) 6 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 403 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 240-632-9716, ext. 106 curtis.sumner@acsm.net PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Certification only issued by secondary agricultural science teachers or cooperative extension agents. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. Teachers/Community Lead Instructors must be secondary agricultural science teachers or county extension agents or work under the supervision of one. STUDENT TRAINING This four-level certification program for surveying technicians throughout the United States indicates official recognition by NSPS that a person has demonstrated that he or she is minimally competent to perform surveying tasks at a specified technical level. Certification provides the individual with a sense of achievement, since it reflects advancement in the field of surveying. Certification also provides employers with a method of determining job assignments and advancement since certification is an indication of one's ability to perform specific job tasks. TESTING PREREQUISITES On-line tests are scheduled by CST staff. The exam is taken in accordance with CST testing policies at a supervised workstation. This technology makes it possible to give the test to one person at a time from a remote testing location. The greatest benefit to exam takers is the extended availability of the CST Program to locations in their community. Other benefits include getting immediate exam results at the end of the exam. EXAM FEE(S) Application Fee Exam Fee All Students None $110.00 Member* $30.00 $120.00 Non-Member $50.00 $150.00 35
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Junior Master Gardener CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Master Gardeners are members of the local community who have an active interest in horticulture. They are willing to learn and to help others by volunteering their time in providing horticultural-related information to their community through their Texas Cooperative Extension office. REGULATORY ENTITY University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture Janet Carson, Cooperative Extension Service PO Box 391 Little Rock, AR 72203 Phone: 501-671-2226 FAX: 501-671-2303 jcarson@uaex.ed PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Trainees must receive a minimum of 50 hours of training administered by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension, and volunteer a minimum of 50 hours of service. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructor must have knowledge of horticulture principles, practices, and applications. Cooperation with, and approval by, the local county Cooperative Extension Agent and/or Arkansas Junior Master Gardener program is required of the instructor. Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Acceptance to participate in the Arkansas Junior Master Gardener program is preferred by the Cooperative Extension Service. Participating trainees attend a minimum of 50 hours of instruction that covers topics including lawn care; ornamental trees and shrubs; insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition; vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; and water conservation. TESTING PREREQUISITES Trainees become certified Arkansas Junior Master Gardeners after they have successfully competed the training course and fulfilled their volunteer commitment. To retain the Arkansas Junior Master Gardener title, individuals are required each year to participate in a minimum of 6 hours of recertification training and provide an additional 12 hours of volunteer service through the local Cooperative Extension office. EXAM FEE(S) Program fees vary. Contact County Cooperative Extension Agent for further information. EXAMINATION No examination or previous experience levels are required. Certification can REQUIREMENTS/FEES be renewed annually for a $40.00 fee. Certified individuals must complete three CEUs annually to maintain the certification. All certification requirements must be completed within a two-year period. 36
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Welding Technician Program CAREER CONCENTRATION Mechanized Agriculture CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A credentialing program aligned to welding procedures used in structural steel, petroleum pipeline, sheet metal, and chemical refinery industries. Guidelines are found in AWS QC7-93, Standard for AWS Certified Welders. The actual credential is an AWS Certified Welder Card. The card identifies the welding process(es) the individual is to perform to specific standards. REGULATORY ENTITY American Welding Society http://www.aws.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The applicant goes to an AWS accredited test facility, pays the appropriate testing fee, produces a photographic ID and completes a certified welder application (CERT). The applicant produces a weld in the presence of an AWS Certified Welding Inspector. Results of the testing are mailed to the applicant within two weeks. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS There are no specific instructor qualifications. STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES There are no requirements for training hours or specified training experiences. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEES Applicants take a performance-based examination at an AWS accredited test facility. The test fee for one weld process varies between testing facilities. 37
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    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician CAREER CONCENTRATION Mechanized Agriculture CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION This CAMT credential is an entry-level certification for maintenance technicians to assist in operation of an effective apartment maintenance program. REGULATORY ENTITY National Apartment Association http://www.naahq.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Schools should contact local apartment association affiliates for information regarding local certification courses. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS There are no unique credential/training requirements for teachers. to be eligible to participate in the process. Teachers can assist in teaching basic skills and assisting students to secure employment with an association member. STUDENT TRAINING/PREREQUISITES Applicants need one year of creditable work experience in apartment maintenance. Applicants complete a series of seven training programs, covering: • Apartment Community Maintenance and Fair Housing (8 hours), • Personal and Property Safety (8 hours), • Customer Service and Satisfaction (8 hours), • Basic Electrical Repairs & Replacements (16 hours), • Basic Plumbing Repairs & Preventive Maintenance (21 hours), • Basic Appliance Repairs & Preventive Maintenance (12 hours), and • Basic HVAC Repairs & Preventive Maintenance (12 hours), There is no age requirement, and a high school diploma or GED is not required. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS/FEES No examination or previous experience levels are required. Certification can be renewed annually for a $40.00 fee. Certified individuals must complete three CEUs annually to maintain the certification. All certification requirements must be completed within a two-year period. 40
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Engine Performance Specialist CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Voluntary credential for Automotive service technicians REGULATORY ENTITY National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence 101 Blue Seal Drive S.E. Suite 101 Leesburg, Va. 20175 Phone:702-669-6600 Toll Free Information Line:1-888-ASE-TEST http://www.asecert.org/ PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Pass a written exam that tests technicians’ knowledge of computer controlled engine systems. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Must be Certified by the state of Arkansas in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Must be certified in regular engine performance. TESTING PREREQUISITES Two years of experience Renewal period 5 years EXAM FEE(S) $31 registration fee $24 Test Renewal exam fees are the same 41
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM General Aviation Proficiency Certificate CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION This certificate of proficiency prepares a student for entry level positions in airport and air carrier operations, as well as, take the DOT FAA AMG test. This test is the first required test to attain the FAA certification for Aviation Maintenance Technicians. REGULATORY ENTITY Entity DOT FAA Airmen Certification Branch PO Box 25082 Oklahoma City, Ok. 73125 PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Pass an approved course of study as set forth in DOT CFR chapter 14 FAR part 147, containing at least the information set forth in appendix B, of the previously mentioned regulation. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be FAA certified in the field of study. They must also have a valid Arkansas teachers license for Secondary level students STUDENT TRAINING Students must complete 400 class hours. (class hours =50 minutes) Students must not receive any score less than 70% throughout the entire course. TESTING PREREQUISITES 18 years of age Complete approved course EXAM FEE(S) $90.00 per test , retake after 2 years unless AMT license obtained within that 2 years. 42
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Collision Repair and Refinish Certificate CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Voluntary credential for Automotive body repairers REGULATORY ENTITY National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence 101 Blue Seal Drive S.E. Suite 101 Leesburg, Va. 20175 Phone:702-669-6600 Toll Free Information Line:1-888-ASE-TEST http://www.asecert.org/ PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Complete courses of study in collision repair. Pass collision repair exams INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Must be Certified by the state of Arkansas in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Complete NATEF certified collision repair course TESTING PREREQUISITES Complete courses of study *Painting and Refinishing *Nonstructural Analysis and Repair *Structural Analysis and Repair EXAM FEE(S) $31 registration fee $24 Test Renewal period 5 years 43
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    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Web Development CREDENTIAL Web Design and Development certifications provide the opportunity to demonstrate DESCRIPTION knowledge of all aspects of web development from web page design and tools to web programming and scripting languages to the web's architecture. Brainbench provides a comprehensive array of skills assessments, each offering an opportunity to earn Brainbench Certification by meeting minimum score requirements. REGULATORY Brainbench ENTITY 14425 Penrose Place Suite 150 Chantilly, VA 20151 Phone: 703-437-4800 Fax: 703-437-8003 http://www.brainbench.com/ PROCEDURAL Brainbench offers certifications in multiple web development and administration REQUIREMENTS software including • Adobe Photoshop 6.0-7.0 • Adobe Photoshop CS and CS3 • CSS2 • Dreamweaver 3.0-4.0 • Dreamweaver MX and MX • Fireworks 3-4 • Fireworks MX 2004 • Flash 4-5 • Flash MX and MX 2004 • HTML 3.2 and 4.0 • Internet Concepts • Internet Technology Fundamentals • Java - EJB and 2.0 • Java - EJB 2.0 Fundamentals • Java 1 • Java 2 • Java 5 • Macromedia Director MX 2004 • MS Front Page 2000 • Web Design Concepts • Web Development Concepts • XML • XML Concepts Online Certification tests generally consist of 40 questions and take 45-60 minutes to 46
    • complete. Questions are multiple choice, with one (and only one) correct answer and four distracters. Brainbench tests are designed to measure your performance in the workplace so we encourage you to take them in an environment that resembles your workplace. You will receive your score immediately following the test. In the score report, you will see the following: A score between 1.0 and 5.0, where 5.0 is the highest. Certifications are valid for 3 years. INSTRUCTOR A teacher should be certified in secondary Business Education or other related field. QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT TRAINING There are no formal prerequisities for the Web Development certifications. Students will document their understanding of key web development and administration skills, their willingness to be accountable for their learning, and their interest in positioning for employment and promotion. TESTING There are no prerequisities for the Web Development certifications. PREREQUISITES EXAM FEE(S) Participants can subscribe to the site on a yearly or monthly basis or they can pay for individual test. See website for more information. 47
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Adobe Certified Associate Rich Media Communication—Flash CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The Adobe Certified Associate Exams provide the education and certification students need to succeed in both college and the workplace. For those pursuing higher education involving digital media, the ACA certification ensures the prerequisite knowledge and skills. For those seeking employment in the high demand areas of digital communication, the ACA certification provides a valuable competitive edge. REGULATORY ENTITY Certiport, Inc 1276 South 820 East American Fork, Utah 84003 Regional Contact: Nita Brooks Company Phone: 801-847-3100 Regional Contact Phone: 1.888.999.9830 x180 or 662.621.8948 Regional Contact Fax: 419.710.4047 Regional Contact Email: nbrooks@certiport.com Web Address: http://www.certiport.com PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS When you pass the Rich Media Communication exam, you complete the requirements for the following certification: • Adobe Certified Associate Rich Media Communication using Adobe Flash® INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. Instructors must test students at a Certified Certiport Testing Center or become an on-site testing center (see the Certiport website on how to become a testing center Instructor). STUDENT TRAINING Entry-level skill expectations for web communication, rich media communication, and visual communication An Adobe Certified Associate has earned a certification that validates entry- level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications by using different forms of digital media. The certification exams are a mix of linear and performance-based testing. With performance- based testing tasks are performed in a realistic setting. TESTING PREREQUISITES Instructors and students can take these exams at a local testing center or on site. No age requirements are listed. EXAM FEE(S) Academic institutions can now offer an unlimited number of ACA exams for any version of the software. With the ACA Classroom License, your institution can conduct unlimited online ACA testing in one classroom with up to 30 computers. Classroom License (30 computers) - $2,500.00 Individual Voucher - $52.00 Individual Voucher + Retake - $62.00 48
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Adobe Certified Associate Web Communication—Dreamweaver® CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The Adobe Certified Associate Exams provide education and certification students need to succeed in college and the workplace. For those pursuing higher education involving digital media, ACA certification ensures the prerequisite knowledge and skills. If seeking employment in the high demand areas of digital communication, ACA certification provides a valuable competitive edge. REGULATORY ENTITY Certiport, Inc 1276 South 820 East American Fork, Utah 84003 Regional Contact: Nita Brooks Company Phone: 801-847-3100 Regional Contact Phone: 1.888.999.9830 x180 or 662.621.8948 Regional Contact Fax: 419.710.4047 Regional Contact Email: nbrooks@certiport.com Web Address: http://www.certiport.com PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS • When you pass the Web Communication exam, you complete the requirements for the following certification: Adobe Certified Associate Web Communication using Adobe® Dreamweaver® INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. Instructors must test students at a Certified Certiport Testing Center or become an on-site testing center (see the Certiport website). STUDENT TRAINING Entry-level skill expectations for web communication, rich media communication, and visual communication An Adobe Certified Associate has earned a certification that validates entry-level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications by using different forms of digital media. The certification exams are a mix of linear and performance-based testing. With performance-based testing tasks are performed in a realistic setting. TESTING PREREQUISITES Instructors and students can take exams at a local testing center or on site. No age requirements are listed. EXAM FEE(S) Academic institutions can offer an unlimited number of ACA exams for any version of the software. With ACA Classroom License, an institution can conduct unlimited online ACA testing in one classroom with up to 30 computers. Classroom License (30 computers) - $2,500.00 Individual Voucher - $52.00 Individual Voucher + Retake - $62.00 49
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    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Adobe® Certified Associate: Visual Communication—Photoshop® CREDENTIAL A career in graphic design, Web marketing, video production, or more, becoming an Adobe DESCRIPTION Certified Associate will help give you the inside track to work in these exciting new fields. With Adobe certification, hiring managers will know that work similar to the student’s portfolio can be accomplished efficiently. REGULATORY ENTITY Certiport, Inc 1276 South 820 East American Fork, Utah 84003 Regional Contact: Nita Brooks Company Phone: 801-847-3100 Regional Contact Phone: 1.888.999.9830 x180 or 662.621.8948 Regional Contact Fax: 419.710.4047 Email: nbrooks@certiport.com Site: http://www.certiport.com/portal/DesktopDefault.aspx? page=common/pagelibrary/adobe_home.html PROCEDURAL When you pass the Visual Communication exam, you complete the requirements for the REQUIREMENTS following certification: Adobe Certified Associate Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop® CS3 INSTRUCTOR Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. QUALIFICATIONS Instructors must test students at a Certified Certiport Testing Center or become an on-site testing center (see the Certiport website on how to become a testing center Instructor). STUDENT TRAINING The Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop CS3 certification exam validates entry- level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications corresponding to the Adobe Photoshop CS3 application. The exam replicates application experience by testing hands-on skills in Adobe Photoshop CS3, and can be easily administered onsite or at a local testing center. To learn more about the tasks within the exam visit: www.adobe.com/ education/resources/ace/topics.html. Validate student proficiency in valuable Photoshop skills: Setting project requirements, Identifying design elements when preparing images, Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS3 , Manipulating images, Evaluating digital images TESTING None listed. PREREQUISITES EXAM FEE(S) Individual test: $52 one time, $62 with re-take option Site license for 30 computers: $2,500 per year Exam must be done at off-campus testing site if your school is not a Certiport testing center. 51
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Adobe Certified Expert CREDENTIAL An Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) has earned a certification created specifically for graphic DESCRIPTION designers, Web designers, video professionals, system integrators, value-added resellers, developers, or business professionals seeking recognition for their expertise with Adobe products. By passing one or more ACE exams, you become eligible to promote yourself to prospective clients as a highly skilled, expert-level user of Adobe software. REGULATORY ENTITY Adobe Systems Incorporated 345 Park Avenue San Jose, California 95110 -2704 USA www.adobe.com www.pearsonvue.com www.2test.com (Thomson Prometric) PROCEDURAL Single product certification: Recognizes your proficiency in a single Adobe product. REQUIREMENTS To qualify as an ACE, you must pass one product-specific exam. Example: ACE, Adobe InDesign® CS Specialist certification: Recognizes your proficiency in a specific medium: Print, Web or Video. To become certified as a Specialist, you must pass the exams on the required products listed below. Example: ACE Print Specialist (with passing marks on the tests for Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat®, and either Adobe Photoshop® or Adobe Illustrator®) 52
    • Master certification: Recognizes your skills in terms of how they align with the Adobe product suites. To become certified as a Master, you must pass the exam for each of the products in the suite. Example: ACE, Creative Suite Master (with passing marks on the tests for Adobe Acrobat, Adobe GoLive, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop) Adobe ACE exams (which are administered by Pearson VUE and Thomson Prometric, independent third-party testing companies) are computer- delivered, closed-book tests consisting of 60 to 90 multiple-choice questions. Each exam takes approximately one to two hours to complete, and results are given to you at the testing center immediately after you complete the test. As new exams for new product versions are released, ACEs have 90 days to get recertified on that new product. The recommended process for getting recertified is as follows: 1. Call the Pearson VUE or Thomson Prometric regional service center to register for the new ACE Exam. A Pearson VUE or Thomson Prometric customer service representative (CSR) will verify your current certification on that product. 2. Give the promotional code “UPGRD” to the CSR, and you will be eligible to receive a 50 percent discount. INSTRUCTOR An Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) is an ACE who provides instruction on Adobe QUALIFICATIONS products. ACIs must have an instructor qualification (a teaching credential, passed the CTT+, or equivalent), in addition to passing one or more ACE exams. For more information visit the ACI home page, http://www.adobe.com/support/certification/aci.html STUDENT TRAINING Once you know what product you want to get certified in, use the Adobe Partner Finder: http://partners.adobe.com/asn/partnerfinder/trainingprovider/index.jsp database to locate an Adobe Certified Instructor or an Adobe Authorized Training Center in your area that teaches a class on the Adobe product you want to learn. Contact them directly for more information about their classes and registration details. The keys to preparing for an ACE exam are experience with the product and studying using the Exam Bulletin: http://partners.adobe.com/asn/programs/trainingprovider/aceexams/index.jsp To access online training, user guides, and many other study materials, visit Adobe’s training resources page: http://www.adobe.com/misc/training.html The following resources may also help you prepare for your ACE exam:• Adobe product user guides• Adobe Press books • Adobe Authorized Training Centers (find 53
    • the AATC nearest you through the Adobe Partner Finder online at: http://partners.adobe.com/asn/partnerfinder/search_training.jsp • Adobe online training at www.adobe.elementk.com • Tutorials and materials from Total Training, at www.totaltraining.com • Other training resources online at www.adobe.com/misc/training.html TESTING PREREQUISITES EXAM FEE(S) Each exam is US $150 or local currency equivalent. 54
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Adobe Certified Instructor CREDENTIAL An Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) has earned a certification created specifically for those DESCRIPTION who train or instruct others on the use of Adobe products. An ACI can work independently or at an Adobe Authorized Training Center (AATC). ACIs may also work at technical colleges, graphic design and art schools, community colleges, or any academic organization that provides software or technical training. REGULATORY ENTITY Adobe Systems Incorporated 345 Park Avenue San Jose, California 95110 -2704 USA www.adobe.com www.pearsonvue.com www.2test.com (Thomson Prometric) PROCEDURAL Single product certification: Recognizes your proficiency in a single Adobe product. To REQUIREMENTS qualify as an ACI, you must pass at least one product-specific exam. Example: ACI, Adobe® InDesign® CS. Specialist certification: Recognizes your proficiency in a specific medium: Print, Web or Video. To become certified as a Specialist, you must pass the exams on the required products listed below. Example: ACI Print Specialist (with passing marks on the tests for Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat®, and either Adobe Photoshop® or Adobe Illustrator®) Master certification: Recognizes your skills on the Adobe product suites. To become certified as a Master, you must pass the exam for each of the products in the suite. Example: ACI, Creative Suite Master (with passing marks on the tests for Adobe Acrobat, Adobe GoLive, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop) To get certification: 1. Review, complete, and submit an Adobe Certified Instructor Application and ACI agreement. 2. Pass the appropriate ACE exam(s). Provide verification that you have either one of the following instructor skill verifications:• Comptia CTT+ credential• Government-issued teaching certificate. INSTRUCTOR An ACI is an ACE who has taken their skills and certification to the next level. In addition to QUALIFICATIONS passing one or more ACE exams, ACIs must also hold an instructor qualification (a teaching credential, passed the CTT+, or equivalent), and may need to meet additional requirements. STUDENT TRAINING Once you know what product you want to get certified in, use the Adobe Partner Finder: http://partners.adobe.com/asn/partnerfinder/trainingprovider/index.jsp database to locate an Adobe Certified Instructor or an Adobe Authorized Training Center in your area that teaches a class on the Adobe product you want to learn. Contact them directly for more information about their classes and registration details. The keys to preparing for an ACE exam are experience with the product and studying 55
    • using the Exam Bulletin: http://partners.adobe.com/asn/programs/trainingprovider/aceexams/index.jsp To access online training, user guides, and many other study materials, visit Adobe’s training resources page: http://www.adobe.com/misc/training.html The following resources may also help you prepare for your ACE exam: • Adobe product user guides • Adobe Press books • Adobe Authorized Training Centers (find the AATC nearest you through the Adobe Partner Finder online at: http://partners.adobe.com/asn/partnerfinder/search_training.jsp • Adobe online training at www.adobe.elementk.com • Tutorials and materials from Total Training, at www.totaltraining.com • Other training resources online at www.adobe.com/misc/training.html TESTING Provide verification that you have either one of the following instructor skill verifications: PREREQUISITES •Comptia CTT+ credential • Government-issued teaching certificate EXAM FEE(S) There are currently no ACI program fees. The only fee to become an ACI is the cost of the ACE exam(s). Each ACE exam is $150 56
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Apple Hardware Certification CREDENTIAL For professionals interested in proving their understanding of Apple hardware. Apple DESCRIPTION Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) certification is designed for people interested in becoming Macintosh service technicians, help desk personnel, or Macintosh consultants who need an in-depth understanding of how Apple systems operate. REGULATORY ENTITY Apple Training training.apple.com/certification/acmt PROCEDURAL Candidates for ACMT certification are required to pass the hardware exam listed below, REQUIREMENTS plus a current Mac OS X troubleshooting exam listed below: • Apple Macintosh Service Exam (9L0-007) –Tests practical knowledge of effectively and safely troubleshooting and repairing Apple Macintosh systems, including displays. • Mac OS X v10.5 Troubleshooting Exam (9L0-061) — Tests practical knowledge of Mac OS X emphasizing troubleshooting of Mac OS X version 10.5, and applies knowledge of Mac OS X 10.5 toward identifying common Mac OS X issues. INSTRUCTOR None, see available student training below. QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT TRAINING Customers who purchase AppleCare Technician Training are provided one full year of online access to the same self-paced training curriculum that Apple provides for its Apple authorized service providers. This easy-to-use, self-paced program includes training materials, diagnostic tools, and extensive information from Apple's own technical library. TESTING ACMT certification is intended for technicians employed by an Apple Authorized Service PREREQUISITES Provider (AASP) or Self Servicing Account (SSA), or for persons motivated to demonstrate their knowledge of technician-level service and support skills. For persons not employed by an AASP or SSA, attaining ACMT certification verifies skills and knowledge that may be sought by a prospective employer, such as an Apple Reseller or a self-servicing entity like a school system. EXAM FEE(S) $150 per exam, $300 total 57
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Apple iLife and iWork Certifications CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Designed for professionals, educators, and students who want to validate their skills in Apple’s digital lifestyle and authoring applications. REGULATORY ENTITY Apple Training training.apple.com/certification/associate PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Pass corresponding exam. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS iLife or IWork Trainer STUDENT TRAINING Learn to use iLife and iWork. Proficiently. The iLife '08 suite of digital authoring tools comes with every Mac: iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iDVD, and iWeb. The iWork '08 suite of productivity tools includes Pages for producing professional looking documents, Numbers for creating spreadsheets, tables and charts, and Keynote for developing high-quality presentations. TESTING PREREQUISITES Only working knowledge of software mentioned above. EXAM FEE(S) 58
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Apple Mac OS X Certification CREDENTIAL Certifications are available for: DESCRIPTION • Help desk professionals who support Mac OS X users in a business or institution • Technical coordinators or power users who manage networks of Mac OS X systems in an organization — for example, a teacher or a technology specialist who manages classroom networks or computer labs • System administrators or network engineers who manages complex, multi-platform networks that include Mac OS X systems REGULATORY ENTITY Apple Training training.apple.com/certification/macosx PROCEDURAL There are three certifications. Each is listed below followed by the required exams to REQUIREMENTS achieve certification. • Apple Certified Support Professional  Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.5 • Apple Certified Technical Coordinator  Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.5  Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.5 • Apple Certified System Administrator  Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.5  Mac OS X Directory Services v10.5  Mac OS X Deployment v10.5  Mac OS X Advanced System Admin v10.5 INSTRUCTOR None found QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT TRAINING Optional Courses for each exam. Assessment guide available. TESTING Knowledge of associated content. PREREQUISITES EXAM FEE(S) Each exam requires a fee. 59
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Apple Professional Applications Certifications CREDENTIAL Certification program for Apple’s professional applications, including Final Cut Pro, Final Cut DESCRIPTION Server, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Color, Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and Aperture. Master certification is also available for both Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio. This comprehensive program addresses the needs of creative professionals in vaious roles, including editors, filmmakers, sound designers, photographers, special effects artists, teachers, and more REGULATORY ENTITY Apple Training training.apple.com/certification/proapps PROCEDURAL To become an Apple Certified Pro, you must pass an exam at an Apple Authorized Training REQUIREMENTS Center (AATC).  Level One certification attests to basic operational knowledge of the application. Level One exams are administered at the end of specific courses or may be taken at an AATC for a fee.  Level Two certification attests to a deeper understanding of the application. Level Two exams can be taken only in conjunction with the associated advanced classes taught at AATCs. To register for an exam, contact an AATC near you. Apple Certified Master Pro and Master Trainer Apple offers both end user and trainer versions of the Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio Master certifications. Master certification recognizes your skills with an entire product suite. Since workflow is such a significant component of both Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio, each curriculum requires you to earn certification in multiple applications. Certifications are version-based for each application. As exam versions are retired, candidates need to re-certify on the new versions to keep their Master Certification current. INSTRUCTOR While not required, teachers may want to pursue Trainer certifications. QUALIFICATIONS Apple Certified Trainer The Apple Certified Trainer Program trains and tests qualified industry professionals to deliver Apple's Pro applications certified curriculum. Certified trainers work with Apple Authorized Training Centers to deliver courses to end users. To become an Apple Certified Trainer, candidates must submit an application. Once the application is accepted, candidates must attend a Train-the-Trainer course and pass the associated trainer exam. STUDENT TRAINING Practice Exams are available. TESTING Level One may be taken by anyone who thinks they have the required knowledge, Level PREREQUISITES Two can only be taken in conjunction with the advanced classes taught at AATCs. EXAM FEE(S) Fee required. 60
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Apple Xsan and Media Administration Certifications CREDENTIAL Xsan Administration certification verifies an in-depth knowledge of Apple’s SAN file system DESCRIPTION for Mac OS X. The new Apple Certified Media Administration (ACMA) certification verifies an ability to install and configure systems, architect and maintain networks, customize and troubleshoot services, and integrate Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server, and other Mac OS X technologies within an Xsan installation of any size. REGULATORY ENTITY Apple Training, training.apple.com/certification/xsan. PROCEDURAL Xsan Administrator REQUIREMENTS Xsan Administrators would be responsible for the life cycle of Xsan, including installation, deployment, infrastructure. Required Exam: Xsan 2 Administration Exam (9L0-622) Apple Certified Media Administrator (ACMA) ACMA certification verifies in-depth knowledge of Xsan architecture, including an ability to install and configure systems, architect and maintain networks, customize and troubleshoot services, and integrate Mac OS X, Final Cut Server, and other Apple technologies within an Xsan installation. ACMA certification is for system administrators and technicians working for resellers, post houses, studios or other large facilities. To earn ACMA status, students must pass three required exams and one elective exam. Required Exams • Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.5 Exam (9L0-509) • Xsan 2 Administration Exam (9L0-622) • Final Cut Server Level One Exam (9L0-980) Elective Exams • Final Cut Pro 6 Level One Exam (9L0-964) • Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.5 Exam (9L0-402) • Mac OS X Directory Services v10.5 Exam (9L0-620) • Mac OS X Deployment v10.5 Exam (9L0-619) • Mac OS X Advanced System Admin v10.5Exam (9L0-621) INSTRUCTOR None found QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT TRAINING Recommended Preparation • Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.5 Course • Skills Assessment Guide • Xsan 2 Administration Course OR Xsan 2 for Pro Video Course • An Introduction to Administering Final Cut Server Course • Final Cut Server tutorials • FCP 101 OR FCP 200 OR FCP 250 courses • Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.5 Course • Mac OS X Directory Services v10.5 Course • Mac OS X Deployment v10.5 Course • Mac OS X Advanced System Admin v10.5 Course • Sample Tests TESTING In-depth knowledge of above systems. PREREQUISITES EXAM FEE(S) Fee required. 61
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Bookkeeping Fundamentals CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Designed for accounting clerks and others who handle bookkeeping tasks, covers the following topics: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Adjusting Entries, Business Math Conversions, Cash, Financial Statements, Fixed Assets, Inventories, Liabilities, Payroll, Recording Transactions, and Taxes. REGULATORY ENTITY Brainbench 14100 Parke Long Court, Suite K Chantilly, VA 20151 Phone: 703-437-4800 Fax: 703-437-8003 www.brainbench.com PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Knowledge and skills can be covered as part of a Finance Cluster program of study. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field and are encouraged to take the Customer Service Certification assessment. STUDENT TRAINING Students will receive training as part of the curriculum for the listed courses. • Fixed Assets • Inventories • Liabilities • Payroll • Recording Transactions • Accounts Payable/Receivable • Adjusting Entries • Business Math Conversions • Cash • Financial Statements TESTING PREREQUISITES None EXAM FEE(S) $50 62
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Bookkeeper CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Designed for accounting clerks and others who handle bookkeeping tasks, provides a national standard for bookkeepers. Includes three parts: work experience, a national exam and a code of ethics. REGULATORY ENTITY American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers Suite 500 6001 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 Phone: 800-622-0121 Fax: 800-541-0066 info@aipb.org http://www.aipb.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Requirements: 1. Experience At least 2 years' full-time experience or the part-time or freelance equivalent. 2. Examination Candidates must pass a 4-part national examination, including 2 parts given at any Prometric Test Center (there are over 300 nationwide). 3. Code of Ethics Applicants must sign a Code of Ethics INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS None STUDENT TRAINING National Examination includes the following areas: • Adjusting entries • Error correction, including the bank reconciliation • Depreciation, book and tax, including passenger autos • Payroll • Inventory under the perpetual and periodic systems, including moving and weighted average, LIFO, FIFO and LCM costing TESTING PREREQUISITES The CB certification can be pursued when the experience requirement is met and knowledge in above-mentioned areas is gained. EXAM FEE(S) $260 $225 (AIPB Members) 63
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Associate Certification CREDENTIAL CIW Associates have mastered the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work in an DESCRIPTION Internet technology-enabled environment. They must know the many intricate parts of the Internet from front-end programming to back-end hardware issues. REGULATORY ENTITY CIW exams available worldwide through Pearson VUE and Prometric www.ciwcertified.com/certifications/foundations.asp?comm=CND&llm=3 PROCEDURAL The candidate must pass one required CIW exam (1DO-510) to become a CIW Associate. REQUIREMENTS INSTRUCTOR Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT TRAINING The student must have basic knowledge in the following elements: • Overview of the Internet • Browsing the World Wide Web • Electronic Mail • Objects, Plug-ins, and Viewers • Security • E-Commerce • FTP, Newsgroups, and Telnet • Search Engines • Introduction to Web Page Authoring • HTML • Horizontal rules and Graphical Elements • Hyperlinks • Tables • Forms • Image Techniques • Frames • HTML GUI Editors • Introduction to Networking • Networking Protocols • LANS and WANS • U.TCP/IP • Internetworking Servers Foundational skills may also include basic Java, Internet server administration, security, e- commerce, and project management. Prosoft Training may also be an option TESTING Candidates for the CIW Associate do not need experience with the Internet but should have a PREREQUISITES basic understanding of operating systems (Win9x/ME). Six months of technical experience with the Internet and related software or i-Net+ certification would also be helpful. EXAM FEE(S) $125 64
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Network Computer Technician CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION This certification is offered as evidence that the individual has the knowledge necessary to be a certified network computer technician. REGULATORY ENTITY Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA) 5 Depot Street Greencastle, IN 46135 Phone: 800-288-3824 765-653-8262 Fax: 765-653-4287 Email: ta@eta-i.org Website: http://www.eta-i.org/StandAlone.html PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Pass the CNCT examination INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Competencies available at ETA website. http://www.etai.org/StandAlone.html. The ETA has various resources available that they recommend for preparation. TESTING PREREQUISITES United States citizen with six months of schooling or training. EXAM FEE(S) $75 Renewal Period: 4 Years 65
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Series MCAS: Microsoft Office Word 2007 CREDENTIAL Microsoft® Certified Application Specialists are a part of a global community of distinguished DESCRIPTION achievers. This Microsoft certification credential tells the world you have demonstrated proficiency in the newest standard of the world's foremost desktop computing applications. Microsoft certifications (based on globally recognized standards) demonstrate your computing skills and help advance your career prospects in a competitive job market. The Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) credential, part of the Microsoft Business Certification program, identifies specific skills covering the most in-demand 2007 Microsoft Office system products—Microsoft Office Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Access 2007, and Outlook 2007—as well as the Windows Vista operating system. REGULATORY Certiport, Inc ENTITY 1276 South 820 East American Fork, Utah 84003 Regional Contact: Nita Brooks Company Phone: 801-847-3100 Regional Contact Phone: 1.888.999.9830 x180 or 662.621.8948 Regional Contact Fax: 419.710.4047 Regional Contact Email: nbrooks@certiport.com Web Address: http://www.certiport.com PROCEDURAL When you pass Exam 77-601: Using Microsoft Office Word 2007, you complete the requirements REQUIREMENTS for the following certification: • Microsoft Certified Application Specialist: Microsoft Office Word 2007 INSTRUCTOR Requirement 1: Get Certified QUALIFICATIONS To earn a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor certificate, you must take and pass the following 2007 Microsoft Office System exams: • Using Microsoft Office Word 2007 • Using Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 • Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2007 • Using Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007 • Windows Vista® for the Business Worker • Optional: Using Microsoft Office Access™ 2007 Requirement 2: Instructional Experience Any one of the following credentials will satisfy the instructional experience requirement for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor certificate: • A diploma or transcript from an accredited educational institution, verifying you have satisfied the requirements for a teaching or training degree, or a copy of your teaching certificate or post-graduate degree. 66
    • • A written letter (on company letterhead) from a current or past employer, verifying you have had at least two years of experience as a competent trainer of Microsoft Office desktop programs. • A certificate verifying you have successfully completed a Microsoft approved Presentation Skills or Train-the-Trainer course. • An instructor completion certificate from any of the following vendors: CSO Group, CompTIA, Certified Internet Webmaster, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Lotus, Microsoft (MCT), Novell, Oracle or Santa Cruz Operation. Requirement 3: Application Process • Complete the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor application (login required) • E-mail proof of your instructional experience or credentials to microsoftinstructor@certiport.com • When you receive an e-mail asking you to do so, submit your application fee of $95 USD • Wait approximately four weeks for your application to be processed STUDENT Candidates for this exam should have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on TRAINING experience creating business deliverables with Microsoft Office Word 2007 and might have experience with previous versions of Microsoft Office Word. These candidates are especially strong in creating, customizing, and organizing documents by using formatting and visual content that is appropriate for the information presented. They are also strong in reviewing, sharing, and securing content TESTING Microsoft recommends candidates have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on PREREQUISITES experience using Microsoft Office Word 2007. No age requirements are listed. EXAM FEE(S) MCAS Voucher Plus Retake - $74.04 MCAS Voucher Only - $61.70 67
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Series MCAS: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 CREDENTIAL Microsoft® Certified Application Specialists are a part of a global community of distinguished DESCRIPTION achievers. This Microsoft certification credential tells the world you have demonstrated proficiency in the newest standard of the world's foremost desktop computing applications. Microsoft certifications (based on globally recognized standards) demonstrate your computing skills and help advance your career prospects in a competitive job market. The Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) credential, part of the Microsoft Business Certification program, identifies specific skills covering the most in-demand 2007 Microsoft Office system products—Microsoft Office Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Access 2007, and Outlook 2007—as well as the Windows Vista operating system. REGULATORY ENTITY Certiport, Inc 1276 South 820 East American Fork, Utah 84003 Regional Contact: Nita Brooks Company Phone: 801-847-3100 Regional Contact Phone: 1.888.999.9830 x180 or 662.621.8948 Regional Contact Fax: 419.710.4047 Regional Contact Email: nbrooks@certiport.com Web Address: http://www.certiport.com PROCEDURAL When you pass Exam 77-602: Using Microsoft Office Excel 2007, you complete the REQUIREMENTS requirements for the following certification: • Microsoft Certified Application Specialist: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 INSTRUCTOR Requirement 1: Get Certified QUALIFICATIONS To earn a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor certificate, you must take and pass the following 2007 Microsoft Office System exams: • Using Microsoft Office Word 2007 • Using Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 • Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2007 • Using Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007 • Windows Vista® for the Business Worker • Optional: Using Microsoft Office Access™ 2007 Requirement 2: Instructional Experience Any one of the following credentials will satisfy the instructional experience requirement for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor certificate: • A diploma or transcript from an accredited educational institution, verifying you have satisfied the requirements for a teaching or training degree, or a copy of your teaching certificate or post-graduate degree. • A written letter (on company letterhead) from a current or past employer, verifying 68
    • you have had at least two years of experience as a competent trainer of Microsoft Office desktop programs. • A certificate verifying you have successfully completed a Microsoft approved Presentation Skills or Train-the-Trainer course. • An instructor completion certificate from any of the following vendors: CSO Group, CompTIA, Certified Internet Webmaster, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Lotus, Microsoft (MCT), Novell, Oracle or Santa Cruz Operation. Requirement 3: Application Process • Complete the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor application (login required) • E-mail proof of your instructional experience or credentials to microsoftinstructor@certiport.com • When you receive an e-mail asking you to do so, submit your application fee of $95 USD • Wait approximately four weeks for your application to be processed STUDENT TRAINING Candidates for this exam should have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on experience creating business deliverables with Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and might have experience with previous versions of Microsoft Office Excel. These candidates are especially effective and efficient at creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually, and collaborating on and securing data. TESTING Microsoft recommends candidates have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands- PREREQUISITES on experience using Microsoft Office Excel 2007. No age requirements are listed. EXAM FEE(S) MCAS Voucher Plus Retake - $74.04 MCAS Voucher Only - $61.70 69
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³) CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION IC³ certification helps you learn and demonstrate Internet and digital literacy through a worldwide industry standard. To become IC³ certified, you must pass the following three exams. Each exam takes less than an hour to complete. Computing Fundamentals: Key Applications: Living Online: Computer Common Program Networks and the Internet Hardware Functions Electronic Mail Computer Software Word Processing Using the Internet Using an Operating Functions The Impact of Computing System Spreadsheet and the Internet on Society Functions Presentation Software Functions REGULATORY ENTITY Certiport, Inc 1276 South 820 East American Fork, Utah 84003 Regional Contact: Nita Brooks Company Phone: 801-847-3100 Regional Contact Phone: 1.888.999.9830 x180 or 662.621.8948 Regional Contact Fax: 419.710.4047 Regional Contact Email: nbrooks@certiport.com Web Address: http://www.certiport.com PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Candidates must successfully complete any ONE of the Core exams; certification will be given for each examination passed. To receive an Expert Certification, the candidate must pass all five applications INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Requirement 1: Get Certified To earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor certificate for any of the Microsoft Office versions (2003, XP, or 2000), you must take and pass the version's corresponding certification exams: • Microsoft Office 2003 Editions: o Word 2003 Expert o Excel 2003 Expert o PowerPoint 2003 o Elective: Access 2003 or Outlook 2003 • Microsoft Office XP: o Word 2002 Expert o Excel 2002 Expert o PowerPoint 2002 o Elective: Access 2002 or Outlook 2002 70
    • • Microsoft Office 2000: o Word 2000 Expert o Excel 2000 Expert o PowerPoint 2000 o Elective: Access 2000 or Outlook 2000 Requirement 2: Instructional Experience Any one of the following credentials will satisfy the instructional experience requirement for the Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor certificate: • A diploma or transcript from an accredited educational institution, verifying that you have satisfied the requirements for a teaching or training degree, or a copy of your teaching certificate or post-graduate degree. • A written letter (on company letterhead) from a current or past employer, verifying that you have had at least two years of experience as a competent trainer of Microsoft Office desktop programs. • A certificate verifying successfully completion a Microsoft approved Presentation Skills or Train-the-Trainer course. • An instructor completion certificate from any of the following vendors: CSO Group, CompTIA, Certified Internet Webmaster, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Lotus, Microsoft (MCT), Novell, Oracle, or Santa Cruz Operation. Requirement 3: Application Process • Complete the Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor application (login required) • Fax, or e-mail proof of your instructional experience or credentials to: Fax: (801) 772-3298 E-mail: microsoftinstructor@certiport.com • Submit an application fee of $95 USD to: Microsoft Office Specialist Program MOS Master Instructor Program Manager 1276 South 820 East, Suite 200 American Fork, UT 84003 USA or pay by phone: Toll-Free: (888) 999-9830 (U.S. and Canada) International: (801) 847-3100 • Wait approximately four weeks for your application to be processed STUDENT TRAINING TESTING PREREQUISITES Microsoft recommends equivalent of 6-12 months r of hands-on experience using MS Office 2000, Office XP, and/or Office 2003. No age requirements are listed. EXAM FEE(S) MOS Voucher Plus Retake - $62.61 MCAS Voucher Only - $52.00 71
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Series MCAS: Microsoft Office Word 2007 CREDENTIAL Microsoft® Certified Application Specialists are a part of a global community of distinguished DESCRIPTION achievers. This Microsoft certification credential tells the world you have demonstrated proficiency in the newest standard of the world's foremost desktop computing applications. Microsoft certifications (based on globally recognized standards) demonstrate your computing skills and help advance your career prospects in a competitive job market. The Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) credential, part of the Microsoft Business Certification program, identifies specific skills covering the most in-demand 2007 Microsoft Office system products—Microsoft Office Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Access 2007, and Outlook 2007—as well as the Windows Vista operating system. REGULATORY Certiport, Inc ENTITY 1276 South 820 East American Fork, Utah 84003 Regional Contact: Nita Brooks Company Phone: 801-847-3100 Regional Contact Phone: 1.888.999.9830 x180 or 662.621.8948 Regional Contact Email: nbrooks@certiport.com Web Address: http://www.certiport.com PROCEDURAL When you pass Exam 77-601: Using Microsoft Office Word 2007, you complete the REQUIREMENTS requirements for the following certification: • Microsoft Certified Application Specialist: Microsoft Office Word 2007 INSTRUCTOR Requirement 1: Get Certified QUALIFICATIONS To earn a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor certificate, you must take and pass the following 2007 Microsoft Office System exams: • Using Microsoft Office Word 2007 • Using Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 • Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2007 • Using Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007 • Windows Vista® for the Business Worker • Optional: Using Microsoft Office Access™ 2007 Requirement 2: Instructional Experience Any one of the following credentials will satisfy the instructional experience requirement for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor certificate: • A diploma or transcript from an accredited educational institution, verifying you have satisfied the requirements for a teaching or training degree, or a copy of your teaching certificate or post-graduate degree. • A written letter (on company letterhead) from a current or past employer, verifying you have had at least two years of experience as a competent trainer of Microsoft Office desktop programs. • A certificate verifying you have successfully completed a Microsoft approved 72
    • Presentation Skills or Train-the-Trainer course. • An instructor completion certificate from any of the following vendors: CSO Group, CompTIA, Certified Internet Webmaster, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Lotus, Microsoft (MCT), Novell, Oracle or Santa Cruz Operation. Requirement 3: Application Process • Complete the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor application (login required) • E-mail proof of your instructional experience or credentials to microsoftinstructor@certiport.com • When you receive an e-mail asking you to do so, submit your application fee of $95 USD • Wait approximately four weeks for your application to be processed STUDENT TRAINING Candidates for this exam should have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on experience creating business deliverables with Microsoft Office Word 2007 and might have experience with previous versions of Microsoft Office Word. These candidates are especially strong in creating, customizing, and organizing documents by using formatting and visual content that is appropriate for the information presented. They are also strong in reviewing, sharing, and securing content TESTING Microsoft recommends candidates have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on PREREQUISITES experience using Microsoft Office Word 2007. No age requirements are listed. EXAM FEE(S) MCAS Voucher Plus Retake - $74.04/MCAS Voucher Only - $61.70 73
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Series MCAS: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Microsoft® Certified Application Specialists are a part of a global community of distinguished achievers. This Microsoft certification credential tells the world you have demonstrated proficiency in the newest standard of the world's foremost desktop computing applications. Microsoft certifications (based on globally recognized standards) demonstrate your computing skills and help advance your career prospects in a competitive job market. The Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) credential, part of the Microsoft Business Certification program, identifies specific skills covering the most in-demand 2007 Microsoft Office system products—Microsoft Office Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Access 2007, and Outlook 2007—as well as the Windows Vista operating system. REGULATORY ENTITY Certiport, Inc 1276 South 820 East American Fork, Utah 84003 Regional Contact: Nita Brooks Company Phone: 801-847-3100 Regional Contact Phone: 1.888.999.9830 x180 or 662.621.8948 Regional Contact Fax: 419.710.4047 Regional Contact Email: nbrooks@certiport.com Web Address: http://www.certiport.com PROCEDURAL When you pass Exam 77-602: Using Microsoft Office Excel 2007, you complete the REQUIREMENTS requirements for the following certification: • Microsoft Certified Application Specialist: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 INSTRUCTOR Requirement 1: Get Certified QUALIFICATIONS To earn a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor certificate, you must take and pass the following 2007 Microsoft Office System exams: • Using Microsoft Office Word 2007 • Using Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 • Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2007 • Using Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007 • Windows Vista® for the Business Worker • Optional: Using Microsoft Office Access™ 2007 Requirement 2: Instructional Experience Any one of the following credentials will satisfy the instructional experience requirement for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor certificate: • A diploma or transcript from an accredited educational institution, verifying you have satisfied the requirements for a teaching or training degree, or a copy of 74
    • your teaching certificate or post-graduate degree. • A written letter (on company letterhead) from a current or past employer, verifying you have had at least two years of experience as a competent trainer of Microsoft Office desktop programs. • A certificate verifying you have successfully completed a Microsoft approved Presentation Skills or Train-the-Trainer course. • An instructor completion certificate from any of the following vendors: CSO Group, CompTIA, Certified Internet Webmaster, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Lotus, Microsoft (MCT), Novell, Oracle or Santa Cruz Operation. Requirement 3: Application Process • Complete the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor application (login required) • E-mail proof of your instructional experience or credentials to microsoftinstructor@certiport.com • When you receive an e-mail asking you to do so, submit your application fee of $95 USD • Wait approximately four weeks for your application to be processed STUDENT TRAINING Candidates for this exam should have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on experience creating business deliverables with Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and might have experience with previous versions of Microsoft Office Excel. These candidates are especially effective and efficient at creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually, and collaborating on and securing data. TESTING PREREQUISITES Microsoft recommends candidates have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on experience using Microsoft Office Excel 2007. No age requirements are listed. EXAM FEE(S) MCAS Voucher Plus Retake - $74.04 MCAS Voucher Only - $61.70 75
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³) CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION IC³ certification helps you learn and demonstrate Internet and digital literacy through a worldwide industry standard. To become IC³ certified, you must pass the following three exams. Each exam takes less than an hour to complete. Computing Fundamentals: Key Applications: Living Online: Computer Common Program Networks and the Internet Hardware Functions Electronic Mail Computer Software Word Proc Functions Using the Internet Using an Operating Spreadsheet The Impact of Computing System Functions and the Internet on Society Presentation Software Functions REGULATORY ENTITY Certiport, Inc 1276 South 820 East American Fork, Utah 84003 Regional Contact: Nita Brooks Company Phone: 801-847-3100 Regional Contact Phone: 1.888.999.9830 x180 or 662.621.8948 Regional Contact Fax: 419.710.4047 Regional Contact Email: nbrooks@certiport.com Web Address: http://www.certiport.com PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Candidates must successfully complete any ONE of the Core examinations; certification will be received for each exam passed. To receive Expert Certification, the candidate must pass all five applications INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Requirement 1: Get Certified To earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor certificate for any of the Microsoft Office versions (2003, XP, or 2000), you must take and pass the version's corresponding certification exams: • Microsoft Office 2003 Editions: o Word 2003 Expert o Excel 2003 Expert o PowerPoint 2003 o Elective: Access 2003 or Outlook 2003 • Microsoft Office XP: o Word 2002 Expert o Excel 2002 Expert o PowerPoint 2002 o Elective: Access 2002 or Outlook 2002 • Microsoft Office 2000: o Word 2000 Expert 76
    • o Excel 2000 Expert o PowerPoint 2000 o Elective: Access 2000 or Outlook 2000 Requirement 2: Instructional Experience Any one of the following credentials will satisfy the instructional experience requirement for the Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor certificate: • A diploma or transcript from an accredited educational institution, verifying that you have satisfied the requirements for a teaching or training degree, or a copy of your teaching certificate or post-graduate degree. • A written letter (on company letterhead) from a current or past employer, verifying that you have had at least two years of experience as a competent trainer of Microsoft Office desktop programs. • A certificate verifying that you have successfully completed a Microsoft approved Presentation Skills or Train-the-Trainer course. • An instructor completion certificate from any of the following vendors: CSO Group, CompTIA, Certified Internet Webmaster, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Lotus, Microsoft (MCT), Novell, Oracle, or Santa Cruz Operation. Requirement 3: Application Process • Complete the Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor application (login required) • Fax, or e-mail proof of your instructional experience or credentials to: Fax: (801) 772-3298 E-mail: microsoftinstructor@certiport.com • Submit an application fee of $95 USD to: Microsoft Office Specialist Program MOS Master Instructor Program Manager 1276 South 820 East, Suite 200 American Fork, UT 84003 USA or pay by phone:Toll-Free: (888) 999-9830 (U.S. and Canada) International: (801) 847-3100 • Wait approximately four weeks for application to be processed STUDENT TRAINING TESTING PREREQUISITES Microsoft recommends candidates have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on experience using Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, and/or Office 2003. No age requirements are listed. EXAM FEE(S) MOS Voucher Plus Retake - $62.61 MCAS Voucher Only - $52.00 77
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Computer Service Technician (CST) CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Computer Service Technicians are expected to have knowledge and skills including basic computer electronics, which make them competent to service and install hardware and software in the computer industry. REGULATORY ENTITY Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA) 5 Depot Street Greencastle, IN 46135 Phone: 800-288-3824 765-653-8262 Fax: 765-653-4287 Email: eta@eta-i.org http://www.eta-i.org/StandAlone.html PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The entire CTE program is easily implemented, at no cost, in secondary, postsecondary and commercial technical schools. Where schools need a 3rd party review of their electronics courses, ETA provides experts to serve that need, either via mail, or on-site. Instructor credentials; lab and classroom equipment; course outline, length of course, etc. are approved or disapproved as linking to the certification. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field and schools must undergo an online approval process. STUDENT TRAINING ETA provides study text or media suggestions for all of its certifications and also produces its own study guides where appropriate. TESTING PREREQUISITES Test covers knowledge and skills in 17 competency areas. This multiple- choice exam covers basic electricity, electronics, math, AC & DC circuitry, transistors and basic troubleshooting skills. Certification exam can be taken as paper and pencil tests or online through our WebKat test services. EXAM FEE(S) $75 78
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Concepts of Finance CREDENTIAL The A*S*K Business Institute provides an industry-based certificate program based on extensive research DESCRIPTION of industry practice and formal validation by business practitioners. Each A*S*K certificate is based on well-documented performance indicators that define skills and requisite knowledge required for success in the business community. The Concepts of Finance certification exam consists of questions focusing on financial analysis, financial- information management, product/service management, professional development, and general business concepts. All A*S*K exams are based on industry-validated performance indicators. Performance indicators are organized into broad content areas and assigned to one of six planning levels: 1. Prerequisite (entry) 2. Career-Sustaining 3. Specialist 4. Supervisory 5. Manager 6. Owner The Concepts of Finance certification is based on a Specialist Level. REGULATORY A*S*K Business Institute ENTITY PO Box 12279 Columbus, OH 43212 614.486.6708 x220 614.486.1819 Email: ASKInstitute@Mark-ED.org http://ww.mark.ed.org/2.0Joomla/indes.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=14&ltemid=146 PROCEDURAL An independent exam proctor is required for any administration of any A*S*K exam. Said proctor must REQUIREMENTS meet the criteria set forth by A*S*K Institute. Individuals may access any given exam no more than one time per calendar quarter. For any examinee who is less than 18 years of age, parental/guardian permission is required. Certification requires students to score a minimum of 70%. INSTRUCTOR A teacher should be certified in secondary Marketing Education. QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT Students will document their understanding of key business skills, their willingness to be accountable for TRAINING their learning, and their interest in positioning for employment and promotion. Students should study basic business and marketing concepts, professional selling, and marketing communications and promotions. Additional documentation is available on the MarkED web site. Recognition package elements include a high quality certificate, series of file letters, press release, and web posting. To be eligible for the recognition package, students must meet standards on the exam AND complete the separate recognition registration no later than the established date. Recognition of students under 18 79
    • requires parental permission. Forms and details are on the MarkED web site. TESTING A*S*K exams can be administered from any computer lab connected to the Internet, but first that PREREQUISITES computer lab must be established as an official testing site. A local site must provide staffing for two primary responsibilities: Exam administrator: responsible for all registration, logistics, follow-up, and all other aspects of test administration except for proctoring. In most cases, the exam administrator will be a local instructor or department chair. Exam proctor: responsible for supervision of the examinees during the actual examination period. The proctor must be identified and registered with the A*S*K Institute not fewer than 10 days prior to the first exam date. The proctor should be familiar with the testing process as they will help the students with any questions that arise. A proctor may oversee a maximum of 30 examinees. EXAM FEE(S) Access the MarkED web site for exam fees, site fees, and miscellaneous charges. Fees are indicated for sites offering exams. Sites should allow a minimum of 30 days to avoid special handling fees. 80
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Customer Service National Professional Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The Customer Service Certification is based on the national skill standards for Customer Service. It assesses essential customer service knowledge and skills that enhance interaction with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services as well as ability to handle and resolve customer complaints. REGULATORY ENTITY Sales and Service Voluntary Partnership 325 7th Street, NW, Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20004 Phone: 202-626-8193 Email: ssvpinfo@nrf.com Website: www.salesandservice.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Understanding of skills listed below either through on-the-job experience or study. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS The instructor assigned to teach the courses must be certified in Marketing Education, have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and have two or more years of approvable wage-earning experience in the field of marketing. Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate area. Teachers are also encouraged to take the Customer Service Certification assessment. STUDENT TRAINING Knowledge and skills the certification will cover include but are not limited to: • Product and service information • Know how to assess customer needs • Ability to educate the customer • Meet customer’s needs and provide ongoing support • Thorough knowledge of the selling process • Ability to gain customer commitment and close the sale • Develop and implement a sales follow-up plan • Conflict resolution • Empathy training • Practicing “win-win” strategies • Exceptional customer service TESTING PREREQUISITES Successful course completion; read and study the National Professional Certification in Customer Service Certification Handbook; and register to take the assessment at an approved site. EXAM FEE(S) Assessment and certification fee of $50-80, depending on testing center. 81
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Desktop Publishing Software (Adobe, Corel, Macromedia) CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Desktop Publishing certifications provide the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of industry-leading graphics, page layout, and publishing software. Brainbench provides a comprehensive array of skills assessments, each offering an opportunity to earn Brainbench Certification by meeting minimum score requirements. REGULATORY ENTITY Brainbench 14425 Penrose Place Suite 150 Chantilly, VA 20151 Phone: 703-437-4800 Fax: 703-437-8003 http://www.brainbench.com/ PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Brainbench offers certifications in multiple desktop publishing software including 3D Studio MAX Adobe FrameMaker 5.5, Adobe Illustrator 8.0, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe PageMaker 6.5, Adobe Photoshop 5.5-7.0, Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Corel Ventura 8.0, CorelDRAW 9.0, Lotus Freelance Graphics 9.5, Macromedia Director 7-8, Macromedia FreeHand 9, Quark Xpress 4, and Visio 5.0. Our online Certification tests generally consist of 40 questions and take 45 minutes to one hour to complete. Questions are multiple choice, with one (and only one) correct answer and four distracters. Brainbench tests are designed to measure your performance in the workplace so we encourage you to take them in an environment that resembles your workplace. You will receive your score immediately following the test. In the score report, you will see the following: A score between 1.0 and 5.0, where 5.0 is the highest. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS A teacher should be certified in secondary Business Education. STUDENT TRAINING There are no formal prerequisites for the Desktop Publishing certifications. Students will document their understanding of key desktop publishing skills, willingness to be accountable for their learning, and interest in positioning for employment and promotion. TESTING PREREQUISITES There are no prerequisites for the Desktop Publishing certifications. EXAM FEE(S) Participants can subscribe to the site on a yearly or monthly basis or they can pay for individual test. See website for more information. 82
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    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified e-Marketing Associate CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION CeMA is an e-marketing certification program accredited by the e-Marketing Association. This program provides certifications to students and individuals who demonstrate competency in the e-Marketing arena. REGULATORY ENTITY eMarketing Association 105 Franklin St. #16-129 Westerly, RI 02891 Phone: 401-315-2194 Fax: 408-884-2461 www.emarketingassociation.com/cema.htm E-Mail: CeMA@eMarketingAssociation.com PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS You must have approval from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education to offer e-Marketing as an innovative course. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Students will be tested over the foundations of e- Marketing including: • Email Marketing • Banner Advertising • Search Engines versus Directories • Coordinating on/off–line Marketing Publicity TESTING PREREQUISITES Testing for approved high school programs will occur in the classroom. EXAM FEE(S) Discounted fee for students if taken in an approved high school program. Otherwise, $384 per individual. 84
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Entrepreneurship CREDENTIAL The A*S*K Business Institute provides an industry-based certificate program based on DESCRIPTION extensive research of industry practice and formal validation by business practitioners. Each A*S*K certificate is based on well-documented performance indicators that define skills and requisite knowledge required for success in the business community. The Entrepreneurship certification exam consists of questions focusing on financial analysis, human resources management, management, marketing-information management, market planning, operations, pricing, product/service management, promotion and general business concepts. All A*S*K exams are based on industry-validated performance indicators. Performance indicators are organized into broad content areas and assigned to one of six planning levels: • Prerequisite (entry) • Career-Sustaining • Specialist • Supervisory • Manager • Owner The Entrepreneurship certification is based on an Owner Level. REGULATORY A*S*K Business Institute ENTITY PO Box 12279 Columbus, OH 43212 614.486.6708 x220 614.486.1819 Email: ASKInstitute@Mark-ED.org http://mark-ed.org/2.0/Joomla/index.php? option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=14&ltemid=146 PROCEDURAL An independent exam proctor is required for any administration of any A*S*K exam. Said REQUIREMENTS proctor must meet the criteria set forth by A*S*K Institute. Individuals may access any given exam no more than one time per calendar quarter. For any examinee who is less than 18 years of age, parental/guardian permission is required. Certification requires students to score a minimum of 70%. INSTRUCTOR A teacher should be certified in secondary Marketing or Business Education. QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT TRAINING Students will document their understanding of key business skills, their willingness to be 85
    • accountable for their learning, and their interest in positioning for employment and promotion. Students should study basic business and marketing concepts, professional selling, and marketing communications and promotions. Additional documentation is available on the MarkED web site. Recognition package elements include a high quality certificate, series of file letters, press release, and web posting. To be eligible for the recognition package, students must meet standards on the exam AND complete the separate recognition registration no later than the established date. Recognition of students under 18 requires parental permission. Forms and details are on the MarkED web site. TESTING A*S*K exams can be administered from any computer lab connected to the Internet, but first PREREQUISITES that computer lab must be established as an official testing site. A local site must provide staffing for two primary responsibilities: Exam administrator: responsible for all registration, logistics, follow-up, and all other aspects of test administration except for proctoring. In most cases, the exam administrator will be a local instructor or department chair. Exam proctor: responsible for supervision of the examinees during the actual examination period. The proctor must be identified and registered with the A*S*K Institute not fewer than 10 days prior to the first exam date. The proctor should be familiar with the testing process as they will help the students with any questions that arise. A proctor may oversee a maximum of 30 examinees. EXAM FEE(S) Access the MarkED web site for exam fees, site fees, and miscellaneous charges. Fees are indicated for sites offering exams. Sites should allow a minimum of 30 days to avoid special handling fees. 86
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Front Desk Representative CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A Front Desk representative certification is a hospitality industry certification that validates that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and performance of specific job duties for the position of front desk representative. REGULATORY ENTITY The Educational Institute American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 800 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1800 Orlando, FL 32803 Phone: 407-999-8160 www.ei-ahla.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The front desk representative certification program application may be requested through the Educational Institute of AH&LA. Training resources for front desk representative are available from AH&LA; use of the resources is optional. Earn an A rating on at least 75% of the tasks listed on the Front Desk Representative Skills Validation Form. Score 75% or better on the Knowledge Test for Front Desk Representative. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Knowledge and skills can be covered through the Arkansas curriculum frameworks for Introduction to Hospitality. TESTING PREREQUISITES Be currently employed as a front desk representative, or equivalent position. H Have a minimum of 90 days experience in the position of front desk representative. EXAM FEE(S) Exam at the end of the program of study or at any time if the individual meets employment criteria and knowledge and skills levels; $35 AH&LA member or $40 non-member. A voucher for certification can also be obtained through completion of the START program through AH&LA. 87
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION This certification (ACHDS) is designed to prepare student for understanding Mac OS X core functionality and an ability to perform basic troubleshooting skills. In addition, the certified person will be able to work as a Mac OS X specialist who works on a help desk or assists other Mac OS X users REGULATORY ENTITY Apple Phone: 800-848-6398 http://train.apple.com/certification/achds.html PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Online PDF file contains specific objectives for the exam. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Complete online pre-test training associated with Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist certification. TESTING PREREQUISITES Pass one two hour, 83 question multiple-choice exam (Mac OS S Help Desk Essentials v10.3) for certification (passing is 65% or 54 of 83 items) EXAM FEE(S) $150 88
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    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Banquet Server CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A banquet server certification is a hospitality industry certification that validates that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and performance of specific job duties for the position of banquet server. REGULATORY ENTITY The Educational Institute American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 800 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1800 Olando, FL 32803 Phone: 407-999-8160 www.ei-ahla.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The banquet server certification application may be requested through the Educational Institute of AH&LA. Training resources for banquet server are available from AH&LA; use of the resources is optional. Earn an A rating on at least 75% of the tasks listed on the Banquet Server Skills Validation Form. Score 75% or better on the Knowledge Test for Banquet Server. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teacher must be Arkansas Certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Knowledge and skills can be covered through the TEKS in the Hospitality Services; Food Production, Management, and Services; or Culinary Arts. Knowledge and skills can also be obtained through the START program available through AH&LA. TESTING PREREQUISITES Be currently employed as a banquet server, or equivalent position. Have a minimum of 90 days experience in the position of banquet server EXAM FEE(S) Exam at the end of the program of study or at any time if the individual meets employment criteria and knowledge and skills levels; $35 AH&LA member or $40 non-member A voucher for certification can also be obtained through completion of the START program through AH&LA. (START – The Skills, Tasks, and Results Training Program – Developed by the Educational Institute of the AH&LA – Recognized for its curriculum preparing students for entry into the lodging industry) 91
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Banquet Setup Employee CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A banquet Setup employee certification is a hospitality industry certification that validates that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and performance of specific job duties for the position of banquet setup employee. REGULATORY ENTITY The Educational Institute American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 800 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1800 Orlando, FL 32803 Phone: 407-999-8160 www.ei-ahla.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The banquet setup employee certification program may be requested through the Educational Institute of AH&LA. Training resources for banquet setup employee are available from AH&LA; use of the resources is optional. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teacher must be Arkansas Certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Knowledge and skills can be covered through the TEKS in the Hospitality Services; Food Production, Management, and Services; or the Culinary Arts. Knowledge and skills can also be obtained through the START program available through AH&LA. The Skills, Tasks, and Results Training (START) Program Developed by the Educational Institute of the AH&LA, recognized for its Curriculum Preparing Students for Entry into the Lodging Industry TESTING PREREQUISITES Be currently employed as a banquet setup employee, or equivalent position. Have a minimum 90 days experience in the position of banquet setup employee. Earn an A rating on at least 75% of the tasks listed on the Banquet Setup Employee Skills Validation Form. Score 75% or better on the knowledge Test for Banquet Setup Employee EXAM FEE(S) Exam at the end of the program of study or at any time if the individual meets employment criteria and knowledge and skills levels; $35 AH&LA member or $40 non-member A voucher for certification can also be obtained through completion of the START program through AH&LA. (START – The Skills, Tasks, and Results Training Program – Developed by the Educational Institute of the AH&LA – 92
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Busperson CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A Busperson certification is a hospitality industry certification that validates that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and performance of specific job duties for the position of Busperson. Note: For students in CTED courses who have limited capabilities, this may be a way of validating skills that would not be appropriate for most students. REGULATORY ENTITY The Educational Institute American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 800 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1800 Orlando, FL 32803 Phone: 407-999-8160 www.ei-ahla.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The Busperson certification program application may be requested through the Educational Institute of AH&LA. Training resources for Busperson are available from AH&LA; use of the resources is optional. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teacher must be Arkansas Certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Knowledge and skills can be covered through the TEKS in the Hospitality & Tourism program of study. Skills can also be obtained through START program available through AH&LA. The Skills, Tasks, and Results Training (START) Program Developed by the Educational Institute of the AH&LA, recognized for its Curriculum Preparing Students for Entry into the Lodging Industry TESTING PREREQUISITES Be currently employed as a Busperson, or equivalent position Have a minimum of 90 days experience in the position of Busperson Earn A rating on at least 75% of tasks listed on Busperson Skills Validation Form Score 75% or better on the knowledge Test for Busperson EXAM FEE(S) Exam at the end of the program of study or at any time if the individual meets employment criteria and knowledge and skills levels; $35 AH&LA member or $40 non-member A voucher for certification can also be obtained through completion of the START program through AH&LA. (START – The Skills, Tasks, and Results Training Program – Developed by the Educational Institute of the AH&LA – Recognized for its curriculum preparing students for entry into the lodging industry) 93
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Prostart I and Prostart II Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Individual with Prostart Certification prepare for careers in the restaurant an foodservice industry through a two-year high school industry-based curriculum and program that includes on-the-job work experience and mentoring in local restaurants. REGULATORY ENTITY Arkansas Hospitality Association Dee Carroll Phone: 501-376-2323 Fax: 501-376-6517 E-mail: dee@arhospitality.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The Prostart Program must be requested and approved for the secondary school through the Arkansas Restaurant Association INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING • Be enrolled in a certified program of study in Culinary Arts which emphasizes restaurant and foodservice. • Be at least Junior or Senior in high school • Maintain a “C” average • Have parent/guardian permission to receive work-based training • Have own transportation to and from work • Dress appropriately for work • Consistently be on time to work and follow worksite rules • Undergo screening and interviewing as part of the worksite selection process • Requires 400 work-based hours in local businesses that provide students experience operating and managing a foodservice business TESTING PREREQUISITES Complete program of study EXAM FEE(S) Year 1 Exam: No fee Year 2: No fee 94
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Restaurant Server Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A Restaurant Server certification is a Hospitality industry certification that validates that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and performance of specific job duties for the position of restaurant server. REGULATORY ENTITY) The Educational Institute American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) 800 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1800 Orlando, FL 32803 Phone: 407-999-8160 www.ei-ahla.org. PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The Restaurant Server certification program application may be requested through the Educational Institute of AH&LA. Training resources for restaurant server are available from AH&LA; use of the resources is optional Exam at the end of the program of study or at any time if the individual meets employment criteria and knowledge and skills levels. Earn an A rating on at least 75% of the tasks listed on the Restaurant Server Skills Validation Form. Score 75% or better on the Knowledge Test for Restaurant Server. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teacher must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Knowledge and skills can be covered through the program of study in Hospitality and Tourism Knowledge and skills can also be obtained through the START program available through AH&LA. TESTING PREREQUISITES Be currently employed as a restaurant server, or equivalent position. Have a minimum of 90 days experience in the position of restaurant server. Note: Texas law requires that persons serving alcoholic beverages be 18 years of age or older. EXAM FEE(S) $35.00 AH&LA member, $40.00 non-member A voucher for certification can alo be obtained through completion of the START program through AH&LA. The Skills, Tasks, and Results Training (START) Program Developed by the Educational Institute of the AH&LA (recognized for its Curriculum Preparing Students for Entry into the Lodging Industry) 95
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM ServSafe Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION ServSafe Food Protection Management Certification provides individuals training in basic food safety concepts, prevention of food borne illness outbreaks, and reduction of liability in the foodservice industry. REGULATORY ENTITY Arkansas Arkansas Hospitality Association PO Box 3866 Little Rock, AR 72203-3866 Phone: (501) 376-2323 Web site: www.arhospitality.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The information can be covered in the Prostart I program and Prostart II INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructor must be registered as a ServSafe instructor to teach the course and act as the primary proctor for the certification examination Instructor certification is offered each year at the annual Family and Consumer Science Teachers Conference STUDENT TRAINING A person ServSafe certified will have successfully passed a food manager examination and should demonstrate competency to assume the following responsibilities: • Identify hazards in the day-to-day operation of a food establishment that provides food for human consumption; • Develop or implement specific policies, procedures or standards to prevent food borne illness. • Supervise or direct food preparation activities are taken as needed to protect the health of the consumer. • Train the food establishment employees on the principles of food safety. • Perform in-house self-inspections of daily operations on a periodic basis to ensure the policies and procedures concerning food safety have been implemented and are being followed. TESTING PREREQUISITES None stated EXAM FEE(S $35.00 96
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    • Drafting
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM AutoCAD 2004 & AutoCAD 2007 PRE-RELEASE (FREE) CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Our AutoCAD® 2004 (U.S.)(Interactive) test measures your ability to design in two dimensions using AutoCAD® 2004. Some of the items in the test contain drawing files that you will open and manipulate in AutoCAD® 2004. Designed for experienced users, the AutoCAD 2004® (U.S.)(Interactive) test covers the following topics: Annotation, Drawing, Drawing Shapes, Drawing View, Editing, Editing Objects, File Management, Format, Inserting Objects, and Utilities and Settings. Our AutoCAD® 2007 (U.S.)(Interactive) test measures your ability to design in two dimensions using AutoCAD® 2007. Some of the items in the test contain drawing files that you will open and manipulate in AutoCAD® 2007. Designed for experienced users, the AutoCAD 2007® (U.S.)(Interactive) test covers the following topics: 3D Modeling, Annotation, Blocks, Customization, Drawing, Drawing Management, Drawing Setup, Modifying, and Plotting. REGULATORY ENTITY Third party testing site such as Brainbench. Brainbench 14100 Parke Long Court, Suite K Chantilly, VA 20151 Phone: 703-437-4800 Fax: 703-437-8003 www.brainbench.com PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Online credentialing process. Register online, pick type of learning, and test based on proficiency level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Once ready, the student takes an online test. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Arkansas certified in the appropriate field. Testing material is online. STUDENT TRAINING Complete online pre-test training associated with AutoCAD 2004 & 2007 certification. TESTING PREREQUISITES Online training available at www.brainbench.com EXAM FEE(S) Available at Brainbench for individual cost of $49.95 for AutoCAD 2004. Free for AutoCAD 2007 Pre-release. 99
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM ADDA Drafter Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) Drafter certification is an international program that allows drafters to show their knowledge in drafting concepts and internationally recognized standards and practices. The examination contains comprehensive theories and principles that are consistently used throughout the profession. The test does not cover computer aided drafting and design (CADD), but does cove basic description of computer hardware, input device, and products that are used in the drafting design profession. There are a few questions covering board drafting and/or techniques, but generally these are based around the principles of sketching and layout practices, that are still consistently used in the engineering offices. REGULATORY ENTITY American Design Drafting Association 105 East Main Street Newbern, TN 38059 Phone- 731-627-0802 FAX-731-627-9321 http://www.adda.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Certification consists of completing the Application for Certification, and achieving a passing percentile of 75% on the examination, administered periodically at test sites throughout the country. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors may apply to proctor exams through the American Design Drafting Association. STUDENT TRAINING ADDA provides a Drafting Certification Examination Review Guide. TESTING PREREQUISITES A Drafter Certification examination is open to any candidate. All applications and payment or purchase orders must be received (4) weeks prior to the examination date, unless other arrangements have been made. ADDA Drafter Certification is valid for 5 years. EXAM FEE(S) $95 fee includes the cost of the 90 minute examination and the Drafter Certification Review Guide. Shipping and handling is included. 100
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM AUTODESK Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Autodesk certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility in your field. REGULATORY ENTITY AutoDesk http://www.autodesk.com/certification PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Step 1--Choose the certification that's right for you. There can be more than one certification level offered for specific Autodesk products. Review certifications by product, pick level, and learn what skills you need to pass the certification by reading the exam guide for your test. AutoCAD Autodesk Inventor AutoCAD Architecture Revisit Architecture AutoCAD Civil 3D Step 2. Assess your readiness. After certification is chosen and you’ve learned what to expect on your exam, validate readiness by taking an Autodesk assessment exam. These exams are online tests that assess your knowledge of the tools, features, and common tasks in the specific Autodesk application. Available at Autodesk Testing OnLine Step 3. Get the training you need. Autodesk offers a variety of training products to complement your learning style, including Autodesk Official Training Courseware developed to help users of Autodesk software improve productivity. These courseware guides are used by Authorized Training Centers and are 100 percent aligned to certification exams. You can also take advantage of other training resources available from Autodesk, including online tutorials and courses from Authorized Training Centers (ATC). Step 4. Apply your training and practice your skills. Actual hands-on experience is critical in preparing for the exam. The exam is to measure how well you perform tasks, not memorize features and functions. Direct application of the skills learned cannot be substituted by training resources alone. You must spend time using the product and applying the skills learned. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors must be Certified and/or licensed in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Approved state programs of study in drafting. You can also take advantage of other training resources available from Autodesk, including online tutorials and courses from Authorized Training Centers (ATC). TESTING PREREQUISITES After choosing certification, reading exam overview, assessing readiness, used training, and practiced skills, you are ready to take the exam. Exams can be purchased and scheduled online. EXAM FEE(S) Check on line at www.autodesk.com/certification 101
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Drafter Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The ADDA PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (AD) (CD) (CDD) (CDT) (DIT) Examinations are international certification programs that allows apprentice drafters, drafters, designers, design drafters, design technicians, engineering and architectural technicians and digital imaging technicians, as well as other graphic professionals to indicate their knowledge in professional concepts and internationally recognized standards and practices. ADDA developed these examinations to elevate an individual's comprehension of the professional standards related to design drafting and the graphics profession. Certification enables drafters to demonstrate professional capabilities and helps employers in identifying quality employees. The test does not cover software which is specific to computer aided drafting or design(CADD) or graphic production. REGULATORY ENTITY American Design Drafting Association International 105 East Main Street Newbern, TN 38059 731-627-0802 731-627-9321 http://www.adda.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Pass the Drafter Certification Test, which is administered periodically at ADDA- authorized sites. Applications are tested on their knowledge and understanding of basic drafting concepts, such as geometric construction, working drawings, and architectural terms and standards INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be Drafting Certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Knowledge of basic drafting concepts, such as geometric construction, working drawings, and architectural terms and standards. Concepts covered on the exam include: 1. Object representation- Orthographic (multiview projection, sectional views, preliminary auxiliary views) Pictorial views (isometric interpretation) 2. Symbol/Term Knowledge (dimensioning and notes; sectioning, welding, geometric dimensioning and tolerance; manufacturing processes; working drawings; fits and tolerances; scales, lettering, and lines. 3. General Drafting Standards 9title blocks, faces of drawing release, record keeping, reproduction, typical office procedures) 4. Basic Geometric Construction/ Analysis. TESTING PREREQUISITES At least three years employment in the design drafting profession. The ADDA Drafter Certification Program is open to all individuals, regardless of experience and formal education. Membership in ADDA is not required to take the test or become certified. EXAM FEE(S) $95 Renewal period:5 years $35.00 Renewal Fee (Non ADDA Members) 102
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    • Family and Consumer Science
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Babysitter Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with skills and information necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. This training will help participants develop skills in five crucial areas: leadership, safety and safe play, basic care, first aid and professionalism. REGULATORY ENTITY American Red Cross NWA Chapter PO Box 789 250 Industrial Circle, East Tontitown, AR 72770 Phone - (479) 306-4688 FAX - (479) 306-4325 Toll-Free - 1-866-692-7572 http://www.nwarkansasredcross.org/health/ClassPages/Youth-class.html PROCEDURAL The class is usually offered for a couple of hours either at the American Red Cross or the REQUIREMENTS Jones Center for Families. The student is given a Handbook and at the end of the course if they pass an exam, they are given a certification. Usually the courses also include CPR instruction and certification. Renewal of CPR certification is every two years and the fee is usually about $35 (depending on whether or not First Aid is also renewed). INSTRUCTOR Teacher must be certified in the appropriate field. QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT TRAINING No previous training is required. TESTING PREREQUISITES Courses are given to students between the age of 11-17. There are no education requirements. EXAM FEE(S) The fee for the course is usually between $20 and $50 and includes a copy of The Babysitter’s Handbook. Participants who successfully complete the course receive a certificate. Most classes also suggest a CPR component and the student will receive certification on both CPR and Babysitting. 105
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Bookkeeping Fundamentals CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Designed for accounting clerks and others who handle bookkeeping tasks, covers the following topics: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Adjusting Entries, Business Math Conversions, Cash, Financial Statements, Fixed Assets, Inventories, Liabilities, Payroll, Recording Transactions, and Taxes. REGULATORY ENTITY Brainbench 14100 Parke Long Court, Suite K Chantilly, VA 20151 Phone: 703-437-4800 Fax: 703-437-8003 www.brainbench.com PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Knowledge and skills can be covered as part of a Finance Cluster program of study. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be certified in the appropriate field. Family and Consumer Sciences STUDENT TRAINING Students will receive training as part of the curriculum for the listed courses. • Fixed Assets • Inventories • Liabilities • Payroll • Recording Transactions • Accounts Payable/Receivable • Adjusting Entries • Business Math Conversions • Cash • Financial Statements TESTING PREREQUISITES Students must be enrolled in the Personal Family Finance Course EXAM FEE(S) $50 106
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Culinarian CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION An entry level culinary professional within a commercial foodservice operation responsible for preparing and cooking sauces, cold foods, fish, soups and stocks, meats, vegetables, eggs and other food items; possesses a basic knowledge of food safety and sanitation, culinary nutrition, and supervisory management. REGULATORY ENTITY American Culinary Federation 180 Center Place Way St. Augustine, FL 32095 Toll Free: 800-624-9458 Phone: 904-824-4468 Fax: 904-825-4758 http://www.acfchefs.org/Content/Education/Certification/default.htm PROCEDURAL Pass a comprehensive level-specific written exam administered by LaserGrade. Prove REQUIREMENTS skill competencies in either cooking or baking by passing a level-specific practical exam or by other ACF approved options. Education - 10 points Experience-specific level - 20 points INSTRUCTOR • Teachers must be certified in the appropriate field. QUALIFICATIONS • Secondary Culinary Instructor Certification STUDENT TRAINING Knowledge and skills can be covered through Introduction to Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts I & II Undefined. TESTING PREREQUISITES EXAM FEE(S) $275 ACF Members $50 Non-members Renewal Period: 5 years Renewal Fee: ACF Members: $250; Non-members: $80 107
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM HeartSaver CPR CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The American Heart Association instructor certification provides for the training and education of health care personnel in emergency cardiovascular care and the prevention of stroke and heart disease. REGULATORY ENTITY American Heart Association National Center 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231 Phone: 1-800-242-8721 www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3047680 PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teacher must perform the following to become A Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals AHA instructor: • Hold a current AHA provider card for BLS-HCP. • Obtain a letter of recommendation to be an instructor from an affiliate/regional or course faculty member. • Obtain a letter from a Training Center Coordinator indicating the Training Center will accept you as an instructor. • Be willing to teach the scientific and program guidelines of the AHA. • Commit to teach two courses per year according to AHA guidelines. • Attend a BLS CPR Instructor course & be monitored teaching a course *school districts can contract with outside entities for services if teacher is not credentialed to facilitate student training. STUDENT TRAINING Training Course TESTING PREREQUISITES None EXAM FEE(S) $35.00/Student 108
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Lodging Management Program (LMP) National Certificate of Achievement CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The AH&LA certificate verifies that an individual has successfully completed years one and two of the Lodging Management Program. REGULATORY ENTITY The Educational Institute American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) 800 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1800 Orlando, FL 32803 Phone: 407-999-8160 www.ei-ahla.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The Lodging Management Program (LMP) must be requested and approved for the secondary school through The Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Pass the Year One and Year Two LMP exams. A certificate will be issued for each year upon successfully passing the exam. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers must be certified in the appropriate field. STUDENT TRAINING Successful completion of the Lodging Management Program for Years One and Two (11th and 12th grades) TESTING PREREQUISITES Be enrolled in a state recognized program of study in the Hospitality & Tourism cluster. EXAM FEE(S) None. 109
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Paraprofessionals CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The ParaPro Assessment measures the reading, writing, and math competency of prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures the ability to apply these competencies when assisting in classroom instruction. REGULATORY ENTITY ETS–The Praxis Series™ P.O. Box 6051 Princeton, NJ 08541-6051 Phone: 1-800-772-9476 FAX: 1-609-771-7906 Email Address http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem. PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS • All Title I paraprofessionals must have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent. • Additionally, except as noted below, paraprofessionals hired after January 8, 2002, and working in a program supported with Title I, Part A funds must have— • Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; or • Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree; or • Met a rigorous standard of quality and be able to demonstrate, through a formal State or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics (or, as appropriate, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness). INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS DWE approval to teach course, teacher must be certified ,attend training by the State Department STUDENT TRAINING Student must be enrolled in the Orientation to Teaching course offered 10th-12th grade – 2 years of coursework is required before the test. TESTING PREREQUISITES Students cannot be hired for an aide position until they are 18 and the assessment results are only valid for 6 months. EXAM FEE(S) $45/student 110
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    • Medical Professions
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Certified Nursing Assistant CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Certified Nursing Assistant program standards are set forth by the Arkansas Department of Long Term Care as well as the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program. This certification meets the standards of care designed to improve the quality of care in long term care facilities. The training and examination standards are also established by these agencies. REGULATORY ENTITY Arkansas Department of Long Term Care 700 Main Street Little Rock, AR 72201 501-682-1807 http://www.arkansas.gov PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS A comprehensive test is administered at the end of the training. Many programs require students to have an AHA issued CPR for Healthcare provider certification upon entry to the course. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Certified teachers provide instruction that addresses key components. Instructors typically must be a licensed nurse in the state of Arkansas for Arkansas students. They must also have two years of long term care experience. All instructors must be approved by the Arkansas Department of Long Term Care. STUDENT TRAINING Students must complete an approved CNA course. Minimum of 90 hours required, a minimum of 16 of these must be clinical hours. Many facilities also require a background check in order to complete clinical time. TESTING PREREQUISITES Successful completion of the approved CNA course and clinical time. EXAM FEE(S) $80.00 exam fee for National Nurse Aide Assessment Program. 113
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM CPR HealthCare Provider (BLS Level) CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Nearly all healthcare professionals are required to hold CPR certs at the BLS level. REGULATORY ENTITY American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231 1-800-AHA-USA-1 or 1-800-242-8721 www.americanheart.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS CPR 8-12 hours Renewal every two years INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructor must complete AHA instructor training. Also must maintain updates required by AHA. STUDENT TRAINING Student must take course and practice skills before being eligible to test. Hours vary by course type. TESTING PREREQUISITES Student must take course and practice skills before being eligible to test. Hours vary by course type. No minimum age was found EXAM FEE(S) Vary by location. The average cost for a CPR class: $30-$40, including course book. 114
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Emergency Medical Responder/ First Responder CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Emergency Medical Responder or First Responder certification encompasses pre-hospital emergency care that promotes comfort to avoid aggravation of a trauma or medical emergency. REGULATORY ENTITY Arkansas Dept. of Health, Division of EMS & Trauma Services 4815 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205 1-501-661-2000 or 1-800-462-0599 www.healthyarkansas.com PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Courses must be approved by the state Department of Health or affiliated with an approved program. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructor is preferred to be EMT Level or above. Instructor should also have CPR Instructor certification. STUDENT TRAINING Students should have AHA CPR for Healthcare provider. Educational standards are established by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). A minimum of 40 instructional hours are required. TESTING PREREQUISITES Students must successfully complete the EMR course. EXAM FEE(S) None at this time. However, this will become a National Certification in 2012. Fees will be established at that time. 115
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Basic First Aid CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Various health care areas require a basic first aid certification as a prerequisite to enrollment for advanced courses REGULATORY ENTITY American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231 1-800-AHA-USA-1 or 1-800-242-8721 www.americanheart.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Basic First Aid 8-12 hours Renewal every two years INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructor must complete AHA instructor training. Also must maintain updates required by AHA. STUDENT TRAINING Student must take course and practice skills before being eligible to test. Hours vary by course type. TESTING PREREQUISITES Student must take course and practice skills before being eligible to test. Hours vary by course type. No minimum age was found EXAM FEE(S) Vary by location. The average cost for a first aid class: $30-$40, including course book. 116
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM HIPAA Training CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION HIPAA training is required in all areas of allied health. HIPAA is a Federal Mandate. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website, Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers. It helps people keep their information private. The Administration Simplification provisions also address the security and privacy of health data. The standards are meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's health care system by encouraging the widespread use of electronic data interchange in the U.S. health care system REGULATORY ENTITY HIPAATraining.com 5114 Balcones Woods Dr. Suite 307, #331 Austin, Texas 78759 USA Tel: 512-402-5963 Email: info@hipaatraining.com PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS This course can be completed in one hour through the online instructor. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS This course is an online course. All medical professions students will have the basics of HIPAA in the Introduction to Medical Professions course. STUDENT TRAINING Introduction to HIPAA , Transactions, Code Sets, and Identifiers Privacy, Security , Implementation of HIPAA, Final Exam TESTING PREREQUISITES Completion of the online course. EXAM FEE(S) $29.00 fee. 117
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM OSHA Ten Hour Safety Certification CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION A certificate of completion (card) that affirms a student has completed an OSHA-approved ten hour general industry advanced safety-training program. REGULATORY ENTITY Occupational Safety and Health Administration www.osha.gov www.CareerSafeOnline.com 888-614-SAFE PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Certified teachers provide instruction that addresses key components. A comprehensive test is administered at the end of the training. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS) Instructors must complete both the 32hour OSHA approved 501 and 500 outreach-training courses. OSHA 501 is a prerequisite for OSHA 500. STUDENT TRAINING The CareerSafe online training program consists of 10 interactive modules covering the most common safety concerns in the workplace. There is a simple assessment at the end of each lesson to reinforce the module content. The modules include: • StartSafe. StaySafe. • Preventing Falls • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) • Bloodborne Pathogens • Electrical Safety (Part1) • Machine Guarding • Hazard Communication • Ergonomics • Preventing Workplace Violence • Emergency Action TESTING PREREQUISITES There are no prerequisites EXAM FEE(S) $18.00 per student for the basic package. 118
    • CTE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FORM Pharmacy Technician CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The Pharmacy Technician certification provides the knowledge and skills needed to prepare, distribute, label and package pharmaceuticals, and to manage patient’s medication profiles in specified records and forms. REGULATORY ENTITY Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. 1100 15th Street NW Suite 730 Washington DC 20005-1707 Phone 800-363-8012 Fax 202-429-7596 www.ptcb.org PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board encourages certification by successfully challenging the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors qualified to teach Medical Professions or Health Occupations Education may oversee the program. However, clinical hours must be completed under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. STUDENT TRAINING The program includes the following components: pharmaceutical mathematic procedures (weights, measurements, and conversions), organizational structures in pharmacies, safe, ethical, and legal pharmacy practice, drug classifications, pharmaceutical nomenclature, drug strengths/dosages, warnings and side effects, pharmacy operation procedures, aseptic techniques, preparations of chemotherapeutic agents and total parenteral nutritions, computer literacy and keyboarding, and clinical practicums in both retail and hospital settings. TESTING PREREQUISITES Successful completion of required course components and clinical hours. Some course packages include virtual clinical time. EXAM FEE(S) Various sources. Our source was the National Pharmacy Technician Board. The fee is $129.00. 119