Certificates of Competency
BCTC Certificate of Achievement
Students earn a school-issued certificate of achievement when they successfully complete at least 50% of the required hours and take the end of program exam. Included with the certificate of achievement is the student’s task grid with the level of competency indicated. Together these documents are valuable credentials that students present to post-secondary education institutions and prospective employers as evidence of their knowledge and skills. Employers and education institutions recognize the certificate of achievement and task grid as reliable indicators of an applicant’s readiness for work or continued learning.
Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires students to take an end-of-program exam as a senior. The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) test or an equivalent exam will be administered in the Spring of the senior year. Students will be provided with copies of their test scores and those who score at the advanced level will be awarded a Pennsylvania Skills Certificate recognizing their achievement. All students receive their high school diploma from their resident school districts.