Trade and Industrial Education Eligibility

Prior College and Work Experience Requirements

Trade and Industrial Certification Options:

  1. Option I requires:
    • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
    • Three years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past eight years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered. Up to 18 months of the wage-earning experience can be through a formal documented internship.
  2. Option II requires:
    • An Associate's Degree from an accredited institution.
    • Three years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past eight years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered.
  3. Option III requires:
    • A high school diploma or the equivalent.
    • Five years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past eight years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered.
  4. All options require:
    • A current licensure, certification, or registration by a state or nationally recognized accrediting agency as a professional practitioner in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered. If the licensure, certification, or registration is not based on a recognized test or measurement, then passing a written and performance examinations is required.
    • Twelve (12) months of wage-earning experience consisting of at least 40 hours per week shall equal one year of full-time experience. Wage-earning experience consisting of less than 40, but at least 20, hours per week shall be calculated at a 50% rate in determining years of full-time experience. Wage-earning experience consisting of less than 20 hours per week shall not be considered acceptable in determining full-time experience.

If you are eligible for enrollment, see Requirements for Certification.

If you have questions about eligibility, contact us.