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What's on this page?

This page lists certifications that are available for the career you selected.

Certifications Table

1Certification Name

This column lists the name of the certification.

2Type

This column lists the type, or level, of certification offered.

3Certifying Organization

This column lists the name of the organization that issues the certification.

The results on this page are ordered alphabetically based on Certifying Organization.

What is a certification?

A certification can show that a person is qualified to perform a job or task. It is usually issued by a professional organization and often requires passing an exam. Most certifications expire at some point and need to be renewed. They are usually renewed after restesting, continuing education, professional development, or a combination of the three.

Why should I earn a certification?

Some employers may require a certification. This is common in health care and human resources. Even if a certification is not required, earning one may give you an advantage when applying for a job or advancing in your career.

How is a certification different from a certificate program?

Certifications are offered by professional organizations. Certificate programs are generally offered by colleges or universities.

Where does this information come from?

Certification information comes from the CareerOneStop Certification Finder database.

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