Dec. 31 application deadline to add industry-recognized credentials for 2019-2020 school year
Earning 12 points worth of industry-recognized credentials and a WorkKeys score of 13 is one of three ways to earn a high school diploma in Ohio. When students earn these credentials, schools and districts get credit on the Ohio School Report Cards for success in preparing students for careers. Community stakeholders, including schools, districts, parents and businesses, can propose credentials for the Ohio Department of Education to add to the state’s list of approved industry-recognized credentials. Applications are due Dec. 31, 2018.
Ohio will update the 2019-2020 list in winter 2019 after all applications from the public are reviewed. Credentials must have significant, ongoing statewide or regional demand to be considered and must be tied to Ohio in-demand jobs.