Senior Only Credentialing

A new state initiative will enable high school seniors to participate in industry-recognized credential courses, effective in 2018. These courses can be used to qualify students for high school graduation and to jump start their entry into the workforce.

The Ohio Department of Education has released a partial listing of approved industry-recognized credentials, which can be viewed at

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-Graduation-Requirements/Graduation-Requirements-2018-and-Beyond/Industry-Recognized-Credentials-and-WorkKeys/Industry-Recognized-Credentials

. This list directly correlates to Ohio's in-demand occupations and will be updated annually to ensure that it remains relevant to Ohio's technical employment needs.

CTE Senior Only Credential Program information has been posted to the ODE website. This information includes guidelines for program requirements and the application.

The weblink is: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Career-Tech/CTE-Senior-Only-Credential-Program