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Industry-based certifications are a valuable component of strong student pathways.

TEC §39.053 requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to account for high school students who earn an industry-based certification as one indicator within the student achievement domain of the state's public school accountability system. The purpose of the IBC list is to identify certifications that prepare students for success in the workforce, military, or postsecondary education.

TEA has released the 2022-2024 Approved Industry-Based Certifications for use beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. 

The 2019-2020 Approved Industry-Based Certifications are approved for use through August 31, 2024. Some certifications listed will be sunset after August 31, 2024. Others have been approved for use again on the 2022-2024 list. Therefore, students graduating after August 31, 2024 will be provided industry-based certification opportunities that are listed on the 2022-2024 list.