COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 258

December 15, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Revised List of Credentials Approved for the Board of Educations Career and Technical Education Seal, the Board of Educations Seal of Advanced Mathematics and Technology, and Student-Selected Verified Credit

 

At its meeting on November 29, 2006, the Board of Education approved additional industry certifications and examinations for the Board of Educations Career and Technical Education Seal, the Seal of Advanced Mathematics and Technology, and the student-selected verified credit, and removed certain industry certifications and examinations from the approved list.

 

The Board of Education also approved additional occupational competency assessments from the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI).

 

The revised list of Board-approved certifications, licenses, examinations, and occupational competency assessments can be accessed and downloaded at the following Department of Education website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/CTE/certification/2006_11_29_Board_Approved_Credentials.pdf. The Web-based CTE Administrative Planning Guide will be revised to reflect this Board action. The recently updated 2006-2007 version contains most CTE course/program correlations to Board-approved certifications, licenses, examinations, and occupational competency assessments as well as summary information for each credential.

 

Questions concerning these certifications should be addressed to Elizabeth M. Russell Elizabeth.Russell@doe.virginia.gov, director, Office of Career and Technical Education, at 804-225-2847, or Gordon F. Creasy Gordon.Creasy@doe.virginia.gov, specialist for industry certification and licensure, at 804-225-2057.

 

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