COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
July 19, 2013
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
At its meeting on June 27, 2013, 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; approved additional occupational competency assessments from the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI); and removed certain industry certifications and examinations from the approved list. The revised list of Board-approved certifications, licenses, examinations, and occupational competency assessments is available on the Virginia Department of Education’s Web site.
The Web-based Career and Technical Education Administrative Planning Guide (APG), 2013-2014 has been revised to reflect this Board action. The updated APG version contains career and technical education course/career cluster and pathway correlations to Board-approved certifications, licenses, examinations, and occupational competency assessments as well as summary information for each credential.
If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Wharff, specialist for school counseling career connections, Office of Career and Technical Education, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 804-225-3370.