Knowledge Pillars Certifications for
Career and Technical Education.

Why Should I Care About Student Certification and Credentialing?

A Knowledge Pillars certification provides students with the opportunity to elevate their coding and web-editing knowledge, skills, and experiences that will help them become productive employees and community members. Providing the opportunity for students to achieve an international vendor-neutral certification or credential validates the process.

In the past, teachers have validated their programs by teaching skills that will have long term effects on a student’s future careers. However, in today’s workplace environment, employers are seeking the most highly qualified applicants for available positions. As a result, industry-based knowledge and skills certification and credentialing, such as the Python Coding Apprentice, HTML and CSS Coding Specialist or WordPress Certified Editor, are increasingly vital for career and technical education (CTE) programs.

International certifications offer CTE students the opportunity to showcase and validate the knowledge and skills students have achieved from direct classroom instruction, observation, job shadowing, internships, and laboratory time. The certification and credentialing of students provide benefits not only for the student, but also for the school, the department and teachers, parents, employers, and post-secondary institutions. As budgets get tighter in the school systems, more and more administrators will be asking how students benefit from a program of study and what certification and credential opportunities are available to the students.

Student learning that culminates in an industry-based, knowledge and skills assessment, leading to certification or credentialing, is vital to the success of a program of study. 

These Knowledge Pillars certifications can be offered to your students in your school. If you would like to learn more, contact us today.

Our certifications are recognized in Florida as follows:

Mid School Digital Tools Certificate –
The Python Coding Apprentice (PCA) certificate makes it onto the Digital Tools Certificate program in Florida with a 0.025 weighting.

K-12 CAPE Funding List Certifications
Python Coding Specialist (PCS), WordPress Certified Editor (WCE).

Post-Secondary for Technical Colleges Funding List Certifications
Python Coding Specialist (PCS), WordPress Certified Editor (WCE), JavaScript Coding Specialist (JSCS) and HTML & CSS Coding Specialist (HCCS)

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Download The Knowledge Pillars K-12 and Post Secondary Datasheet

Knowledge Pillars Certifications on the 2021-22 Florida CAPE Industry Certification Funding List

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Python Coding Specialist Badge

(PCA) Python Coding Apprentice

This credential is perfect for junior students who are just getting started with their programming journey and is considered one of the best places to test and validate core Python coding skills. Python is an exciting coding language, it allows apsiring coders to automate the boring stuff, stay on top of bitcoin prices, create a calculator, build a microblog with Flask, build a blockchain, play PyGames and so much more.

Python Coding Specialist Badge

(PCS) Python Coding Specialist

Since its creation, Python has grown exponentially, it has become the most used coding language by far. The Python Coding Specialist certification exam is a globally recognized industry certification for Python programming, granting aspiring coding specialists and software developers the ability to assess their knowledge and get credentials for their programming skills.

WordPress Certified Editor Badge

(WCE) WordPress Certified Editor

The most powerful, cloud-based web builder! WordPress is able to solve many of the problems businesses face online. It’s a safe bet that serious skills in WordPress can translate into a lucrative career opportunity. The WordPress Certified Editor certification exam is the only certification that allows candidates to get relevant industry credentials for their WordPress editing skills.

WordPress Certified Editor Badge

(JSCS) JavaScript Coding Specialist

Initially designed to make web pages come to life. The programs in this language are called scripts. One of the three main languages used and the most essential part of web application today. This 25-year-old programming language is listed as the first language to be learned by people who want to program because of its full-stack capabilities, it can be used as both a frontend and backend programming language.

Python Coding Specialist Badge

(HCCS) HTML & CSS Coding Specialist

Validate your ability to work with the HyperText Markup Language and Cascading Style Sheets before moving onto other languages like JavaScript. Show potential employers your ability to build responsive and modern real-world websites using HTML and CSS. This certification is the best way to lay the foundation to become a Junior Developer, Website Editor, Social Media Manager, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Content Editor or Content Producer.

There are many benefits to the student of an industry-recognized skills-based assessment.
Some of those benefits include:

Recognition of technical skills.

Potential for higher pay.


Sense of pride and accomplishment.

Money saved during a post-secondary education by not duplicating coursework that has been successfully achieved during high school and validated by a certification or credentialing.

Increased value to the high school diploma.

The benefits of an industry-recognized assessment for the school include:

Acknowledgement of a rigorous program of study.

Validation that the education content is effective for providing a competent, skilled workforce.

Alignment and compliance with Perkins IV guidelines.

Employers benefit from employees who achieve certification and credentialing include:

Having better, stronger, and more reliable employees.

Having a link between secondary education and a highly skilled workforce.

Finally, the benefits for post-secondary institutions include:

Reducing student duplication of previously mastered coursework.

Assisting with student recruitment.

Facilitating curriculum alignment, relevance, and rigour.

Reducing the attrition rates at both the high school and post-secondary level.