Industry Certifications

Industry-recognized credentials earned in high school verify practical student learning in work-related areas and can serve as a starting point for students to engage with future careers.

District 214 offers more than three dozen industry-recognized certifications awarded to students by third parties verifying qualifications or competencies in career skill areas. Industry-recognized certifications make students more marketable to potential employers and universities.

A majority of industry certifications in District 214 are awarded in advanced Career Pathway courses. A list of District 214 certifications and related cluster areas is below.


Architecture and Construction   

  • Woodworking Career Alliance:

    • Level 1: Band Saw

    • Level 1: CNC Router

    • Level 1: Drill Press

    • Level 1: Jointer

    • Level 1: Lathe

    • Level 1: Planer

    • Level 1: Radial Arm Saw

    • Level 1: Table Saw

Education and Training                   

  • Early Childhood Education Gateway Level 1

  • First Aid

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: Education Fundamentals

  • American Heart Association:

    • CPR/AED

    • Pediatric First Aid

Health Careers  

  • State of Illinois Certified Nursing Assistant                          

Hospitality and Tourism

  • ProStart: National Cert/Achievement

  • ServSafe: Food Handler

  • Human Services

  • State of Illinois Cosmetology License

Information Technology              

  • Network Fundamentals 98-366

  • Comp TIA:

    • A+

    • Network +

    • Security +

Manufacturing

  • Sandvik Coromant MCT/E Learning

  • Technology and Manufacturing Association: Related Junior Theory

  • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council

    • Quality Control

    • Safety Certification

  • National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS):

    • Level 1 Certification/Mill

    • Level 1 CNC Lathe Operation

  • Measurement, Material and Safety

  • ABB Industrial Robotics Smart Certification

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics       

  • AllData

  • Snap On/NC3 Digital MM

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE):

    • A1 Engine Repair

    • A2 Auto Trans/Transaxle

    • A3 Manual Drive

    • A5 Brakes

    • A6 Elec Systems

    • A7 Heating & AC

    • A8 Engine Perform

    • G1 Maintenance

    • Student Certification

    • Suspension and Steering