“The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) defines ‘recognized post-secondary credential’ as a credential consisting of an industry-recognized certificate or certification, a certificate of completion of an apprenticeship, a license recognized by the State involved or Federal Government, or an associate or baccalaureate degree.” -WorkforceGPS

About Industry Recognized Credentials

The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) provides a list of credentials most often sought in the industries with the most job openings and skill gaps in the state.

Career One Stop Certification Finder

Enter an occupation into this certification finder and it will return a list of credentials along with where to earn the credential and how valuable it is to employers, indicated by a hot chili pepper icon-the symbol for an in-demand certification.