• Certifications

    CertiPort Online Testing

    Exciting news!! Certiport has made it easier for students to sit for an industry-based certification exam while learning remotely. Please click on CertiPort Online Testing link for important information on how to proctor an online Certiport exam.

    These exams include ACA, AutoDesk, MOS, ESB, and QuickBooks, among others.

    To accommodate the large number of students who are learning remotely this year, Certiport exams will now be proctored online. The online test, referred to as Exams from Home (EFH) will be the method of exam delivery for ALL students taking Certiport tests—those students who are at home and those who are at school for in-person learning. Please view link below for important information on how to proctor an online Certiport exam. 

    CertiPort Online Testing



    Build Skills

    Students can earn a performance acknowledgement on their high school diploma for earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or licensure.

    TEA Industry-Based Certification Resources

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    Industry Certification

    An industry certification is a credential that validates the ability to perform certain basic tasks essential to a particular industry. These certifications are usually created by a particular company such as ACA (Adobe Certified Associate).


    A license is a Texas government issued certificate which indicates completion of a training program with a minimum number of hours and successful acquisition of basic skills essential for specific trades or professions. (i.e. Cosmetology Operator License and Certified Pharmacy Technician)

    Occupational Competency Assessment

    A technical skills assessment created by groups such as the (NCCER) National Center for Construction Education & Research), which contends that the student has mastered job-ready technical knowledge. Examples include NCCER Core and OSHA 30.

    Note: Additional program-specific certifications are approved by Houston ISD. These certifications are administered early in the program and focus on topics such as basic safety and communication skills. In some cases, these certifications are prerequisites for advanced end of program certifications. (i.e. ServSafe Food Handler, NCCER Core Curriculum, CPR & First Aid,OSHA 10)

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