The following are industry standard certifications offered and supported in NISD. Certifications offered vary by campus.

  • 911 Dispatch Certification
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
  • A*S*K* - Assessment of Skills and Knowledge of Business - Concepts of Finance
  • A*S*K* - Fundamentals Marketing Concepts & Concepts of Entrepreneurship and Management
  • Alldata
  • American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute - START Program Certification
  • American Welding Society-Entry Level Welder (AWS)
  • AutoCAD Certified Associate
  • Auto Collision Repair I-Car
  • Autodesk Revit Certified User
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • C++ Programmer Associate
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Certified Solidworks Associate (CSWA)
  • Certified Tourism Ambassador
  • CIW Advanced HTML5/CSS3 Specialist
  • CIW Java Script Specialist
  • Chief Architect, Chief Architect Certified Apprentice, AAFCS-Pre-Professional in Interior Design
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cosmetology
  • Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GRAEF) - PrintED
  • HBI/NAHB (Home Builders Institute/National Association of Home Builders) - Carpentry
  • Heartsaver Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Heartsaver Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • Hunter Safety, Boater Education
  • Interface Designer
  • International Society of Certified Electronics Technician Associate (ISCET)
  • Internet & Computing (IC3)
  • Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist (MCAS) Master
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
  • NATEF Certification for Automotive Technician
  • National Career & Readiness Certification
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • National Finance Capability Challenge
  • Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) - Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) - Construction
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) - General Industry
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
  • Pre-Professional in Culinary Arts AAFCS
  • Pre-Professional in Educational Fundamentals AAFCS
  • Private Pesticide Applicator 
  • ProStart National Certification of Achievement-Culinary Arts
  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Retail Management Certification
  • SAFE Response Bloodborne Pathogens
  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • ServSafe Food Manager
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician
  • Texas Beef Quality Assurance (Texas Beef Council)
  • Texas State Florists' Assn Level 1 Floral Certification
  • World Organizations of Webmasters (WOW) - Certified Apprentice Webmaster (CAW)
  • World Organizations of Webmasters (WOW) - Certified Web Designer (CWDSA)
This is a Proposed list of certifications to be used in A-F grading system which is not yet final.
Click below for pdf:
Proposed Industry-Based Certifications 2017

TEA Feedback link which closes for input on March 15, 2017
tea.texas.gov/About_TEA Feedback_Request_for_Industry-based_Certifications
The certifications on the attached list are approved for Performance Acknowledgements.
Certifications for Performance Acknowledgements