Industry-recognized credentials are accepted by multiple employers across an industry. They are sometimes endorsed by recognized trade associations or organizations representing a significant part of an industry or sector.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) What is a Credential?: Document that provides definitions for certificates, certifications, licenses, and degrees.
careeronestop Certification Finder: Online certification database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Massachusetts Vocational Technical Education Frameworks: Link to the 44 Vocational Technical Education Frameworks. Each framework includes an industry-recognized credentials section.
WIOA Joint Partner Communication #03-2017 (Industry Recognized Credentials (IRCs) Resources)