Certifications/Micro Credentials/Industry Credentials
Usually issued by a third party with authoritative power and is proof of an individual’s qualification or competence in a given subject. Possessing a credential not only helps one to prove competency and capability in a given field, but also demonstrates to one’s community and employers that the individual is competent, properly trained and equipped to carry out his or her duties. To sit for a credential exam, an individual must possess certain knowledge & skill requirements. Credentials serve as verification that a professional has achieved a baseline level of competency in his or her subject matter. With credentialed staff members, employers are assured of having a workforce of employees that are capable of handling whatever challenges their job responsibilities present.
Progressive Educational Systems works with world leading organizations to prepare students for credentialing and is a process in which an industry validates, based upon predetermined standards, an individual’s knowledge, and qualifications. An industry credential serves to verify that an individual has achieved a level of professional competence in their area of training and preparation.
As a training service provider, Progressive Educational Systems partner credentials are nationally recognized and validate an individual’s specialized knowledge and experience for entry level through advanced technical level. Studying for an industry credential keeps one up to date on the latest developments and demonstrates one’s commitment to life-long learning.
Our Credential solutions include:
Amatrol’s Industry 4.0 Fundamentals (I4F) is a high school-based program that prepares students for high-paying Industry 4.0 careers in local industries. I4F was developed by subject matter experts in conjunction with real-world feedback from industry and educational institutions to ensure that students with no background in manufacturing can begin with the basics like industrial safety, hand tool skills, etc. and build to industrial competencies in areas such as PLC troubleshooting, mechatronics, and data analytics, as well as learning to program and operate a FANUC robot. This two-year program is divided into four major course areas, which are further divided into lessons covering major topics. Request more
SACA - The Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) Specialist certifications certify Industry 4.0 technical skills in troubleshooting, programming, maintaining, and integrating systems. Three strands are offered to match with key skilled occupations. Each specialist strand includes two levels, I and II: Certified Industry 4.0 Automation Systems Specialist, Certified Industry 4.0 Production Systems Specialist, and Certified Industry 4.0 IT Operations Specialist.
The Specialist certifications are modular certifications consisting of a series of micro credentials, each with its own examination. Once an individual has obtained the core micro credentials, a Specialist certification is granted by SACA. The Specialist certifications are organized into core and elective micro credentials. The core credentials certify the skills that are applicable to all companies, while the elective credentials can be added by the individual to match with regional or specific company needs.Request more
CT-SCA: Certified Technician – Supply Chain Automation
The purpose of the MSSC Certified Technician-Supply Chain Automation (CT-SCA) program is to prepare technicians who install, operate, support, upgrade, and maintain the automated material handling equipment and systems which support the supply chain.
The CT-SCA program was developed through collaboration with the National Science Foundation-funded National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA), Material Handling Industry (MHI), Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), Amatrol, and NOCTI Business Solutions. Request more
MSSC CPT 4.0 Credential
The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT 4.0) certification program is to recognize, through certification, individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of advanced manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level to front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments. The goal of the CPT 4.0 certification program is to raise the level of performance of production technicians both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness. Request more
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has endorsed Amatrol’s eLearning as the preferred curriculum for its Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) credentials. These credentials were created to fill the growing number of unfilled jobs in industrial maintenance with individuals having proven skill sets.
NIMS training is widely recognized for the qualified employees produced through their certification programs and Amatrol is the world’s leader in skills-based interactive technical learning. Amatrol’s hands-on, skills-focused interactive technical training include an on-the-job training guide to aid businesses in accommodating NIMS’ credentials to real-world training experiences. Request more
Are your Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs preparing your students for the highly-skilled, high-paying jobs available throughout industry today? IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing combines self-directed eLearning with real-world equipment to teach students the hands-on, transferable skills industry needs. Request more
Robotic Certification | NOCTI Certifications - FANUC offers the only National Certifications for Robot Operations, Programming, Integrated Vision, and industry 4.0 Connected Smart Manufacturing. This industry-education development represents an 18-month initiative that brought together subject matter experts from industry, automation systems integrators, leading advisors and instructors from high school, community colleges, and universities all focused on preparing a pipeline of talent with the core competencies and automation technology skills for today's manufacturing industry. Request more
FANUC Certified Education (CERT) - FANUC certified education programs provide industry-relevant training and competency-based skills development across the FANUC CNC and robotics product lines. FANUC collaborates with other industry technology leaders in automation, advanced manufacturing, Authorized System Integrators and academia
to develop certification programs that address the needs of employers and align with secondary and postsecondary programs of study
In today’s competitive job market, CAD professionals need every advantage they can get, and the SOLIDWORKS Certification Program gives your students a proven edge.
Certification Programs include:
CSWA-Mechanical Design - Academic Version
CSWA - Academic certification is intended for a student who is well-versed in both basic knowledge of engineering fundamentals and industry practices, along with SOLIDWORKS CAD software and its methodologies and simulation principles.
CSWA – Electrical
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate — Electrical (CSWA–E) certification shows that you have successfully demonstrated an understanding of the principles of SOLIDWORKS Electrical functionality and Electrical Engineering principles.
CSWA - Additive Manufacturing
A Certified Additive Manufacturing Associate is someone who possesses the basic knowledge of today’s 3D printing market.
CSWA - Simulation
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate - Simulation (CSWA-Simulation) certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of demonstrating an understanding in the principles of stress analysis and the Finite Element Method (FEM).
CSWP-Mechanical Design - Academic Version
Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional - Academic (CSWP - Academic) certification is intended for a student with a minimum of 1 to 2 years of SOLIDWORKS experience and advanced knowledge of engineering practices.
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional CAM (CSWP-CAM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS CAM functionality and tools.
CSWP - Simulation
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional - Simulation (CSWP-Simulation) exam tests your understanding of SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools and simulation in general.
CSWP - MBD
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Model-Based Design (CSWP-MBD) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS MBD functionality and tools.
CSWPA - Drawing Tools
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Drawing Tools (CSWPA-DT) exam proves that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use the tools found in the SOLIDWORKS Drawing environment.
CSWPA - Mold Making
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Mold Making (CSWPA-MM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools functionality with Mold Making Industry knowledge.
CSWPA - Sheet Metal
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools.
CSWPA - Surfacing
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Surfacing (CSWPA-SU) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surfacing tools.
CSWPA - Weldments
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Weldments (CSWPA-WD) exam proves that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use the SOLIDWORKS tools for Weldments.
3DEXPERIENCE - Collaborative Business Innovator
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE - Collaborative Business Innovator exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your basic knowledge of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
3DEXPERIENCE – Collaborative Industry Innovator
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE – Collaborative Industry Innovator exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your understanding of data management tools available on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Creator
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Creator exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your basic knowledge of the browser-based 3D Design Role.
3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Sculptor
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE – 3DSculptor exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your basic knowledge of the browser-based 3D Sculptor role.
The curriculum for Progressive Small Wind and Solar PV Installation training systems has been written to meet the objectives of the Electronics Technician Association (ETA) outcomes for the Small Wind installation program as well as the Solar PV installation program. By competing the Progressive Educational Systems small wind or solar PV course and writing the ETA exam, students will be certified to install in the respective area. ETA is recognized in North America and around the world.
ETA Approved courses Inc.
- Small Wind and Solar PV Installation
- Small Wind and Solar PV Installation PRO
- Solar PV Installation
- Small Wind Installation
Small Wind Installer (SWI)
The Small Wind Installer certification provides practical assessments in wind power energy generation under 100 kW. Hands-on training from an ETA-approved school is necessary and individuals should be educated in the following topics include: theory of wind energy and electrical generation; site evaluation; design and selection of wind systems; proper installation, components and troubleshooting methods; safety; finance; and environmental assessment and management.
Photovoltaic Installer - Level 1 (PVI1)
The Photovoltaic Installer - Level 1 certification provides assessments in solar system installations. Individuals must have hands-on training from an ETA-approved school and be knowledgeable in topics such as solar resources and principles; selection identification; proper installation sequence, performance characteristics and troubleshooting methods; permitting best safety practices; and economical impact.