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What is a certification?

A certification is an examination or a record of work-related credentials. It is issued to an individual by an external organization. Certifications are voluntary but may be required by some employers in some occupations. (nursing assistants, financial advisors, etc.).

How do I know if a certification is required?

Use the Certification Finder to find occupation and industry certification requirements.

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Employment and Training Administration