Superintendent's Memo #060-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

February 25, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

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

At its meeting on February 17, 2011, 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 Web site:  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/career_technical/path_industry_certification/index.shtml. The Web-based "Career and Technical Education Administrative Planning Guide" is being revised to reflect this Board action.  The updated 2010-2011 version contains career and technical education 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 Lolita B. Hall, director, Office of Career and Technical Education Services, by e-mail at LB.hall@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at 804-225-2051, or Gordon F. Creasy, specialist for industry certification and licensure, by e-mail at Gordon.Creasy@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at 804-225-2057.

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