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Industry-recognized Credentials and Certifications


For employers, nothing can better guarantee that a new recruitment has the skills necessary to be productive than an industry certification. For the individual looking for a new position, nothing gives you a better chance of landing that job than having the required credential.

With many expanding companies in and around the Greater Richmond and Crater regions, and the Commonwealth, industry-recognized credentials and certifications are rapidly becoming more critical. The goal of the Virginia’s Community Colleges is to triple the number of industry credentials earned in order to meet business and employment demands.

CCWA offers many of these training programs. Different from an academic program, these short-term courses are delivered in a most timely format possible.

Get Assistance to Earn a Credential

Beginning July 1, 2016, CCWA is offering financial assistance through the Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) to offset the cost of the following certification courses in high-demand employment areas. Participants will only have to pay a third of the cost for the courses listed below (course completion is required).

Programs with WCG support include:

Certified Logistics Technician
*This certificate is a dual credential and the participant also earns the Certified Logistics Associate designation.
Full Price – $2,100; Your WCG Cost – $700

Clinical Medical Assistant
*This is a triple credential and the participant also earns Phlebotomy and EKG designations.
Full Price – $3,300; Your WCG Cost – $1,100

Certified Nurse Assistant
Call for registration information.

Commercial Driver’s License. (CDL)
Full Price  – $4,500; Your WCG Cost – $1500

Customer Service & Sales Certification
Call for registration information.

Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1)
*This certificate is a dual credential and the participant also earns the Manufacturing Specialist (MS) designation.
Full Price – $2,400; Your WCG Cost – $800

EKG Technician
Full Price – $1,800; Your WCG Cost – $600

Medical Billing & Coding
Call for registration information.

Phlebotomy Technician
Full Price – $2400; Your WCG Cost – $800

Teacher Licensure and TESOL through EducateVA
Call for registration information.

Other certification programs offered (but not funded through WCG) include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic Contractor Business Licensing
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA A+
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Forklift Operator

…and hundreds of other industry-recognized certification programs.  Visit the Virginia Community College System website for the approved program list.

Contact us at (804) 523-2292 or for more information.