Learners can confirm familiarity with a targeted set of knowledge and skills within an occupation.

Using Micro-Credentials

Based on nationally validated, industry-based standards and competencies, micro-credential content is assembled by career and technical education (CTE) teachers with vetted industry experience. All learners can benefit from the opportunity to share a credential earned for a targeted set of skills within their occupational program or career path. Micro-credentials can also serve as a resource for asynchronous, hybrid, or synchronous learning within traditional CTE, training programs, or other specialized educational programs and populations.

Benefits of Micro-Credentials

Created by teachers, for teachers, micro-credentials can serve as learning aids, formative assessments, knowledge checks, or as a means of exploring a particular occupation.


  • Use independently of classroom work.
  • Participate in short focused knowledge check opportunities.
  • Access 24/7.


  • Use as a learning aid, formative assessment, or for individualized education.
  • Incorporate into learner exploration programs.
  • Provide opportunity for learners with diverse needs.


  • Promote CTE to lower grades.
  • Use with career guidance.
  • Incorporate modules as part of CTE career day activities.

Components of a Micro-Credential

Components of Micro-Credentials | Multiple NOCTI Systems

Micro-credentials utilize multiple NOCTI systems to provide an engaging learning and recognition opportunity. Focused on discrete skill sets within an occupation, each micro-credential is divided into three to five targeted skills that focus on enhancing learning and increasing retention. Instructional resources available 24/7 in NOCTI’s LMS quickly guide learners through key concepts.

Teachers monitor learner progress through the Teacher Resource Center and proctor assessments that are delivered through NOCTI’s online testing system. Successful learners are rewarded through NOCTI’s digital badge system. Badge recognition can be shared out through social media or electronic resumes.
Components of Micro-Credentials | Teachers Monitor Learners

Micro-Credential Index

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Targeted Skills

Career Cluster

Ambulating Aids

Canes and Crutches, Mechanical Lifts and Gait Belts, Prosthetic Devices, Walkers, Wheelchairs

Health Science

Aseptic Technique (Dental)

Chain of Infection, Clinical Asepsis, Procedural Asepsis

Health Science

Aseptic Techniques and Culturing Microbes

Culturing Microbes, Health Care Aseptic Techniques, Lab Aseptic Techniques

Health Science

Basic Construction Hand Tools

Aprons, Hammers, Marking Tools, Measuring Tools, Utility Knives

Architecture & Construction

Basic Construction Math

Area Measurement, Cubic Measurement, Estimation, Linear Measurement and Fractions

Architecture & Construction

Basic Construction Power Tools

Circular Saw, Pneumatic Fasteners, Power Drill, Reciprocating Saw

Architecture & Construction

Basic Ingredient Identification

Identifying Additives, Identifying Preservatives, Identifying Sugars, Ingredient Basics, Ingredient Effects

Hospitality & Tourism

Basic Multimeter Use

Common Types, Controls and Inputs, Electrical Symbols and Components, Use and Safety

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Basic Site Plans

Basic Site Plan Components, Drawing Site Plans, Municipal Site Plan Components, Site Plan Usage

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Basic Wooden Framing Materials

Lumber Defects, Lumber Dimensions, Lumber Notation, Sheet Goods

Architecture & Construction