Industry Certification


Industry certifications earned through secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs and courses are an important component of Florida's public education system. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) defines industry certification as follows:

A voluntary process, through which individuals are assessed by an independent, third-party certifying entity using predetermined standards for knowledge, skills and competencies, resulting in the award of a time-limited credential that is nationally recognized and applicable to an occupation that is included in the workforce system's targeted occupation list or determined to be an occupation that is critical, emerging or addresses a local need.

Resources are available to provide information to stakeholders on industry certifications.