ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate: a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of skills in mathematics and information gathering. ACT partners with the Center for Energy Workforce Development and the Manufacturing Institute to provide a common entry point for individuals interested in pursuing a career in energy.

American Welding Society (AWS) National Welding Certification Program: a performance-based examination that provides credentials that are transferable. The AWS tests the procedures used in structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal and chemical refinery welding industries.

Commercial Driver License (CDL): a credential required of all commercial drivers from your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You must pass the CDL Knowledge Test and any additional vehicle class requirements. States may also require examinations demonstrating your knowledge of hazardous materials. Check out your local DMV website for additional information and to find a local training center.

Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI): several professional certifications for human resources professionals.

Ironworker Apprenticeships Program: a well-organized and supervised method of training people with little or no knowledge of the craft to become ironworkers qualified in all segments of the trade. Apprentices earn while they learn, working on the job alongside professionals and attending classes.

Manufacturing Institute Skills Certification System: a system of nationally portable, industry-recognized credentials that validates both the “book smarts” and the “street smarts” needed to be productive and successful on the job. Website links to industry-approved certification programs in various fields vital to the manufacturing industry.

National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE): a professional development program for industrial painters. NACE’s training programs, such as the Coating Inspector Program and the General Corrosion Program, provide hands-on training and introduction to the basics of corrosion control, paint inspection, and project management.

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER): a not-for-profit education foundation created to develop standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable, industry-recognized credentials. These credentials include transcripts, certificates, and wallet cards that are tracked through NCCER’s National Registry. NCCER develops training in over 60 craft areas, offers over 70 assessment exams and has 4,000 training locations.

National Center for Manufacturing Education (NCME): a source of materials, support and professional development for educators and industry professionals. NCME partners with community colleges and the Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies Education Clearinghouse to provide educational materials and information.

OSHA Outreach Training Program – Safety and Employee Rights: a training program for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace.

Process Technology Certification: programs designed to educate and train technicians who control and monitor industrial and plant processes. Certificates are earned at two-year community colleges.