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Industry-Valued Credentials

A Guide to Work Certificates, Certifications, Diplomas, or Degrees Valued by New Jersey Employers

National experts estimate that by 2020, 65 percent of US jobs will require some kind of credential (certification) in addition to a high school diploma. If current trends continue, by 2025 American employers will have 62 million high-quality job openings to fill - but only 39 million US workers will have the degrees and credentials to qualify for those jobs.
 
To help you identify what education and training today’s jobs need, we gathered and analyzed detailed feedback from employers in all industries throughout New Jersey. Use this list of industry-valued credentials to help you chart a path to a rewarding career.

Advanced Manufacturing

Credential   Issuing agency
Certified Automation Professional (CAP)    International Society of Automation (ISA)
Certified Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Auditor   American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Certified Internal Auditor   Institute of Internal Auditors
Certified Production Technician (CPT)   Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)
Certified Quality Inspector   American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Certified Welder   American Welding Society (AWS)
CNC Operator   Various
Destination Innovation Management System (DIMS)   New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP)
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) Professional   American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Lean Bronze Certification   ASQ - AME - Shingo Institute - SME
Lean Silver Certification   ASQ - AME - Shingo Institute - SME
Lean Gold Certification   ASQ - AME - Shingo Institute - SME
Machine Maintenance, Service & Repair Level II   National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
Machining Level I   National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
Mechatronics: Fluid Power 1   Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute (PMMI)
National Aerospace Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NAD-CAP) Certification   National Aerospace Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NAD-CAP)
OSHA Fork Lift   Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA Safety - 10 Hour   Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA Safety - 30 Hour   Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
PMMI Mechanics: Industrial Electricity 1   Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute (PMMI)
PMMI Mechatronics: Mechanical Components 1   Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute (PMMI)
PMMI Mechatronics: Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) 1   Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute (PMMI)
Sales & Marketing Plan   National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Level I: Assistant   Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program
Siemens Mechatronics (SMSCP & SCMMS)   Siemens
Six Sigma Black Belt   International Association of Six Sigma Certification
Six Sigma Green Belt   International Association of Six Sigma Certification
Six Sigma Master Black Belt   International Association of Six Sigma Certification
Six Sigma Yellow Belt   International Association of Six Sigma Certification
Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P)   American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
Technical Sales-Basics   National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Technical Sales-Operations Level 1   National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Technical Sales-Operations Level 2   National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Architecture & Construction

Credential   Issuing agency
Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Professional Certification   Building Performance Institute
Building Analyst Professional   Building Performance Institute
EPA Lead-Safe Certification   United States Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Section 608 Certification   Air Conditioning Contractors of America
Heating Professional   Building Performance Institute
Indoor Air Quality Manager Certification   National Registry of Environmental Professionals
Instructor Autodesk Revit Architecture Certification   Autodesk, Inc.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)   CareerSafe OSHA
Photovoltaic (PV) Installer Certification   North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP)
Pipeline Certification   National Center for Construction, Education, and Research
PV Technical Sales Certification   North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP)
R410A Refrigerant Safety Certification   United States Environmental Protection Agency
Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer Professional   Building Performance Institute

Education

Credential   Issuing agency
Child Development Associate (CDA)   Council for Professional Recognition
Substitute Teacher Certification by New Jersey School District   New Jersey Department of Education

Finance

Credential   Issuing agency
Certified Application Professional                  SAP America, Inc.
Quickbooks Certification   National Bookkeepers Association

Health Care & Social Services

Credential   Issuing agency
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)   National Association of Social Workers
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)   American Heart Association (AHA)
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Certification   National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care
Behavior Management, Safe Crisis Management, Crisis Avoidance and Management   Various
BloodBorne Pathogens Certification   American Heart Association (AHA)
Certificate in Social Worker Health Care (C-SWHC)   National Association of Social Workers
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor   International Certification and Reprocity Consortium
Certified Brain Injury Specialist/Trainer   The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS)
Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS)   Various
Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician   Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant   National Healthcareer Association
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)   American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based (CCS-P)   American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Certified Dental Assistant   Dental Assisting National Board
Certified Dialysis Nurse   Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)
Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP)   American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Certified EKG/Monitor Technician   National Healthcareer Association
Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)   National Healthcareer Association
Certified Employment Support Professional   Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (ASPE)
Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)   American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS)   American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Certified Home Health Aide   New Jersey Board of Nursing
Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS)   American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Certified Intravenous (IV) Therapist   National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc.
Certified Laboratory Consultant (CLC)   American Medical Technologists
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)   National Healthcareer Association
Certified Medical Assistant   American Association of Medical Assistants
American Medical Certification Association
Certified Medical Laboratory Technician   American Medical Technologists
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)   New Jersey Department of Health
Certified Patient Care Technician   National Center for Competency Testing
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)   Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB); Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT)
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)   American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians
Certified Professional Biller (CPB)   American Academy of Professional Coders
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)   American Academy of Professional Coders
Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)   International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM)
Certified Rehabilitation Counselors   Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)
Child Development Association Certificate (CDA)   Council for Professional Recognition
CPR/BLS Certification   American Red Cross
Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certification   Crisis Prevention Institute
Direct Support Professional Certification   National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
Emergency Medical Technician   National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Certification   Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Heart Saver CPR AED   American Heart Association (AHA)
IV Certification   National Pharmacy Technician Association
Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA)   American Phlebotomy Association
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)   American Society for Clinical Pathology
Medical Records Coder ICD 10   American Academy of Professional Coders
Medical Technologists (MT)   American Association of Bioanalysts
Mental Health First Aid   National Council for Behavioral Health
Nationally Certified Counselors   National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS)   Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
Occupational Therapy Assistants   National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
Personal Care Assistant   Various
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA): For ICD-10 Coders Certification   American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)   American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)   American Medical Technologists
Sterile Processing Technician   Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution

 

Human Resources

Credential   Issuing agency
Associate Professional in Human Resources (APHR)   Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
Fundamental Payroll Certification   American Payroll Association
Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)   Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
Human Resources Management Professional Certification   Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
Professional in Human Resources (PHR)   Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)   Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)

Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

  Society for Human Resource Management

Law & Public Safety

Credential   Issuing agency
911 Dispatcher Certification   National Emergency Communications Institute (NECI)
ARC Professional Rescuer Certification   American Red Cross
Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification   International Academied of Emergency Dispatch
Fireman Black Seal   Various
First Aid Core Knowledge   American Red Cross
Special Law Enforcement Officer, Class One   County Police Academy Certificate

 

 

Life Sciences

Credential   Issuing agency
Certified Clinical Project Manager (CCPM)   Clinical Research Society
Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA)   Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)   Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Certified Principal Investigator (CPI)   Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC)   Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society

Other Services

Credential   Issuing agency
Certified Protection Officer   International Foundation of Protection Officers
Cleaning Industry Training Standards–CITS Advanced   International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA)

Retail, Hospitality & Tourism

Credential   Issuing agency
AHLEI Convention Management Certification   American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)
Certified Food and Beverage Executive   American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)
Certified Foodservice Management Professional (CFMP)   National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Certified Front Desk Representative   American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)
Certified Global Meeting Planners   Connected International Meeting Professionals Association
Certified Hospitality Supervisor   American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)
Certified Hotel Administrator   American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)
Certified Personal Trainer   Various
ManageFirst Certificate   National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
National Professional Certification in Customer Service/Sales   National Retail Federation Foundation
ProStart Certification   National Restaurant Association
Retail Management | Operations Certification   National Retail Federation Foundation
ServSafe - Alcohol Certificate   National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification   National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

 

 

Technology

Credential   Issuing agency
Adobe Certified Associate PhotoShop   Adobe Systems, Inc.
Adobe Certified Associate Premiere   Adobe Systems, Inc.
Amazon Web Services-Certified Solutions Architect (AWS-CSA)   Linux Academy, Amazon Web Services
Android Certified Application Developer   Android
AutoDesk Certified Professional   AutoDesk, Inc.
Autodesk Certified Specialist   AutoDesk, Inc.
AutoDesk Certified User   AutoDesk, Inc.
CAP - Certified Authorization Professional   International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²
Capture and Image Certification   Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)
CCFP - Certified Cyber Forensics Professional   International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²
CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional   International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²
Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+)   Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Certified Microsoft Office Specialist   Microsoft Corporation
Certified Ruby Programmer   Ruby Association
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)   Scrum Alliance
Certified System Architect   Pegasystems
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)   Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)   Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA )   Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)   Cisco Systems, Inc.
CISSP® - Certified Information Systems Security Professional   International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²
Cloudera Certified Developer for Hadoop   Cloudera, Inc
Cloudera Data Scientist   Cloudera, Inc
CompTIA A+ Certification   Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Cloud+   Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Network+ Certified Professional   Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Security+   Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CSSLP - Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional   International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²
EMC Cloud Architect (EMCCA)   EMC Corporation
EMC Data Science Associate (EMCDSA)   EMC Corporation
GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB)   Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Secure Software Programmer- .NET (GSSP-.NET)   Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
HCISPP® - HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner   International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²
IC3 Digitial Literacy Certification   Certiport®
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): Windows Store Apps   Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Private Cloud   Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Business Intelligence   Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification   Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)   Microsoft Corporation
Oracle Business Intelligence   Oracle Corporation
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)   Oracle Corporation
Oracle Java ME Mobile Application Developer   Oracle Corporation
Oracle Java Programmer   Oracle Corporation
SAP Certified Applications Associate   SAP America, Inc.
SAS Certified Predictive Modeler   SAS Institute, Inc.
SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst   SAS Institute, Inc.
SSCP® - Systems Security Certified Practitioner   International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution

Credential   Issuing agency
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)   National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
Certificate in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)   American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL)   American Society of Transportation and Logistics
Certified Logistics Associate (CLA)   Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)
Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)   Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)   American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
Global Logistics Associate (GLA)   American Society of Transportation and Logistics (APICS)
SCPro Fundamentals Supply Chain Management Principles   Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
SCPro Fundamentals Warehousing Operations   Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
SCPro Fundamentals Customer Service Operations   Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
SCPro Fundamentals Transportation Operations   Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
SCPro Fundamentals Demand Planning   Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
SCPro Fundamentals Inventory Management   Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
SCPro Fundamentals Manufacturing and Service Operations    Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
SCPro Fundamentals Supply Management and Procurement   Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
Supply Chain Professional (ScPRO) Certificate   American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

 

Various

Credential   Issuing agency
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)   Project Management Institute
Project Management Professional (PMP)   Project Management Institute