Tennessee Promoted Student Industry Credentials

Industry credentials (IC) are earned through secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs and courses. Robust learning pathways should culminate with the achievement of nationally recognized industry credentials, meaningful work-based learning experiences, and/or attainment of postsecondary credit hours through early postsecondary opportunities. As it pertains to industry credentials, all department-promoted credentials are aligned with postsecondary and employment opportunities and with the competencies and skills that students should have acquired through their chosen programs of study.

The Tennessee Promoted Student Industry Credentials are listed below. The first tab is the list of promoted industry credentials. Graduation year indicates the year a credential is available to be earned as a promoted industry credential. The remaining tabs contain the one-pager information to help districts get the information needed to offer the industry credential. Tabs are organized by career cluster.

2024 Industry Credential Information

Note: Within the constraints of the local district abilities, any student may attempt to earn any industry credential.

Comments and questions should be sent to John.Mummert@tn.gov