CTE > BIC: General Information

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Business/industry certification (BIC) is an evaluation tool used by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE)/Workforce Development, to assist local CTE programs to improve by setting standards by which all programs can be measured.  The BIC review process is used to validate that CTE programs at the local school systems comply with and maintain quality standards as agreed upon by business and industry, education professionals, and the ALSDE.  The purpose of this certification process is to provide up-to-date programs which meet industry standards so that program participants are prepared to enter the workforce with relevant credentials and career readiness skills.

The ALSDE is the only state agency in the United States to earn international certification for its quality management system of BIC for CTE programs.  SRI Quality System Registrar auditors certified ALSDE CTE/WFD's conformity to requirements specified in ISO 9001:2008 standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certification.  ISO Certification confirms the BIC process as meeting and exceeding international standards that is the foundation for development of quality systems that enable process improvement and boosts effectiveness and efficiency of the system. 

For additional information or questions, send an email to BIC@alsde.edu

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This document lists the BIC review schedule for each program by their service area and workforce development region.  The remapped regions, effective October 2016, will not apply to the current five year BIC review cycle; however, schedules may change after the 2017-2018 school year.
BIC 5-Year Cycle and Service Area.pdfFive Year CycleBIC 5-Year Review Cycle and Service Areas, 2013-2018
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Form to be completed annually between March 1-June 1 by local CTE Administrator for each CTE program. 
LEA Form 14-1 2016-2017.pdfFormsBIC LEA Form 14-1 Continued Compliance
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Indicates the year in the 5 year cycle that program areas are reviewed through the BIC process
Link to BIC Review Cycle.aspxFive Year CycleInteractive Map for BIC 5 Year Review Cycle/sec/cte/Pages/bicmap.aspx
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Current ISO Certificate
AlabamaDeptEdu_Mont_ISO.pdfGeneral InformationISO Certificate
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This review document is used for Graphic Arts programs only.
GAERF BIC Review Document 16-17.docGAERF Review, FormsGAERF BIC Review Document 16-17
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Programs that are reviewed using the General BIC Review Document must include an active member of the program's Advisory Committee as part of the review team.
General BIC Review Document 16-17.docGeneral Review, FormsGeneral BIC Review Document 16-17
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This review document is to be used for the Automotive Service, Collision Repair, and Diesel Technology programs. These programs will also be reviewed by a NATEF Education Team Leader (ETL) independently of the BIC review.
NATEF BIC Review Document 16-17.docNATEF Review, FormsNATEF BIC Review Document 16-17
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Programs using the NCCER BIC Review Document will also be reviewed by a NCCER review team that is independent of the BIC review cycle.
NCCER BIC Review Document 16-17.docNCCER Review, FormsNCCER BIC Review Document 16-17
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The NIMS BIC Review Document is used for Precision Machining programs only. These programs are also reviewed by NIMS independently of the BIC review.
NIMS BIC Review Document 16-17.docNIMS Review, FormsNIMS BIC Review Document 16-17
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This review document is used for all Work-Based Learning programs.
COOP BIC Review Document 16-17.docWork-Based Learning Review, FormsWork-Based Learning BIC Review Document 16-17
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This document describes the review process and defines the roles of the SDE Team Member, Business/Industry Team Member, and CTE Administrator.  2016-2017
Business and Industry Certification (BIC) Process.pdfGeneral Information, BIC Process, General Review, Work-Based Learning Review, GAERF Review, NATEF Review, NCCER Review, NIMS ReviewBusiness and Industry Certification Process 2016-2017
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Equipment lists.
Link to Equipment List tabbed page.aspxGeneral Review, Work-Based Learning Review, GAERF Review, NATEF Review, NCCER Review, NIMS ReviewEquipment Listshttps://stagewww.alsde.edu/sec/cte/Pages/equipmentlist-all.aspx?navtext=Equipment Lists