COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
January 30, 2009
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
At its meeting on January 15, 2009, the Board of Education approved additional industry certifications and examinations for the Board of Education’s 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/instruction/career_technical/path_industry_certification/cte_credentials/industry_certifications_2009.pdf. The Web-based “CTE Administrative Planning Guide” will be revised to reflect this Board action. The recently updated 2008-2009 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, director, Office of Career and Technical Education, via e-mail Elizabeth.Russell@doe.virginia.gov or telephone 804-225-2847, or Gordon F. Creasy, specialist for industry certification and licensure, via e-mail Gordon.Creasy@doe.virginia.gov or telephone 804-225-2057.