CCWA offers the FastForward career training program – delivering credentials that matter at little to no cost for Virginia residents. FastForward provides fast and flexible certification courses for high-demand industries, helping Virginians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need.


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FastForward certifications are affordable, achievable and stackable. The program, with tuition assistance for Virginia residents, is designed to be flexible to your schedule, allowing you to build your career while still being able to work. Courses offerings are quick and efficient – many achievable in just weeks. They are built to meet the demand of employers in the region who are hiring now. Some courses even have guaranteed interview agreements and cash rewards upon successful completion.

FastForward participants have a completion rate of more than 90% thanks to the program’s options and guidance.

FastForward covers two-thirds of tuition for qualifying Virginia residents who complete their course. Many applicants also qualify for other tuition assistance, which may cover the remaining cost.

FastForward certification courses

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate)
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Security Specialist
  • CDL Classes A and B
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified EKG (Electrocardiography) Technician (CET)
  • Certified Logistics Associate (CLA)
  • Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA A+
  • Customer Service
  • EducateVA (Alternate Teacher Licensure)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Emergency Telecommunications (9-1-1 Dispatcher)
  • Lean Practitioner
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Billing
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • NCCER* CORE Construction
  • NCCER* Electrical 1
  • NCCER Plumbing 1
  • NCCER Heavy Equipment
  • Nurse Aide
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Project Management (PMP)
  • Python Programming
  • VDOT Inspector Series
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