Frequently Asked Questions

A CRI is a Career Readiness Indicator. It is ​an industry recognized credential which is intended to indicate a student is prepared to begin an entry level position inthat field. 

Credential Basics4/14/2016 10:44 AMWhat is a CRI?

An annual grant is available for districts to request funds on a reimbursement basis to cover the costs of credentialing exams​. Microsoft Office Specialist Exams are excluded from this grant because they are otherwise funded with State funds. ​

Credential Basics4/14/2016 10:47 AMDoes the ALSDE fund credential costs?

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College and Career Readiness Measures FAQ9/7/2016 8:47 AMWhere can I locate answers about all of the College and Career Readiness Indicators.?

The list of eligible CRIs is updated annually in June and December. ​​The most current list may be found under the credentialing link available from the front page of the workforce development site. 

Credential Basics4/14/2016 10:52 AMWhat CRIs are eligible for funding and count in the school accountability model?

Stackable credentials are certifications of student ability to perform foundational tasks that enhance their career readiness. In some cases, student cannot achieve the higher level of career readiness without first holding the stackable credential. These stackable credentials are valuable measures of student learning and LEAs are encouraged to pursue them for their students. Some examples of common stackable credentials are First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 Hour Certification, Hunter Education Certificate, Snap-On Certifications, etc.

Credential Basics4/14/2016 10:58 AMWhat is a "stackable"?

No. Only Career Readiness Indicators are eligible for funding from the state.​

Credential Basics4/14/2016 10:59 AMAre stackables paid for by the state?
Credential Basics9/7/2016 8:40 AMHow do I enter a CRI on the student record?