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Career and Technical Education

  1. 1. 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
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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
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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
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  5. 5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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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  39. 39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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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  45. 45. 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

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