Industry recognized credentials are an important part of Career and Technical Education (CTE).
Industry Credentials are a required performance measure of the Arizona Perkins V State plan for the federal Perkins V grant.
As part of Arizona state legislation, for a CTE program to receive Career Technical Education District (CTED) funding, a CTE program must lead to certification or licensure as appropriate.
The College and Career Readiness Index (School A-F) generates .5 up to 1.0/2.0 points, for students who obtain an industry-recognized credential.
The AZ industry Incentive Fund was removed from the Arizona state budget for fiscal year 2023. ADE CTE has retained the balance of funds and will distribute based on the CTE programs that meet the high need sectors for school year 2022-2023.
Applications to submit opens March 1st and closes April 30th at 5 p.m. each year - How to Submit Application
Arizona Industry Credential Incentive Program:
CTED and Perkins
Director, CTE Program Services