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March 19, 2021

2022 Industry-Based Certifications for Public School Accountability Submission Extension March 22-29, 2021

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) accepted recommendations for Industry Based Certifications (IBC) to be considered for the 2022 List of Industry Based Certifications for School Accountability from December 1, 2020 through January 15, 2021. Please see the list of IBCs that were submitted during that application period at this link: Submitted Industry Based Certifications (IBC) for consideration for the 2022 IBC List for School Accountability.

The TEA will accept submissions of additional recommendations for industry-based certifications for inclusion in the 2022 Industry Based Certifications List for School Accountability from stakeholders from March 22 - 29, 2021.

Applicants should review the industry-based certifications found on the list linked above. Any certification currently on the list does not need to be resubmitted through this process. 2019-2020 Approved Industry-Based Certifications for Public School Accountability are included in the list.

All required fields on the application must be completed. Incomplete or inaccurate information will not be evaluated or considered. The certifying entity should be contacted for current, complete, and accurate information.

Verify you are submitting the full and accurate name of the certification as it appears on the certification website; do not submit an acronym as the certification name.

Use this link beginning Monday, March 22, 2021, to submit an IBC for evaluation: 2022 IBC For Public School Accountability Submission Application


IBC Reimbursement Clarification

Approved certifying entities that appear in the Industry-Based Approved Vendor Crosswalk with a C226 code may be federal/state organizations affiliated with multiple local chapters/affiliations. These local chapters/affiliations are approved vendors due to their organization affiliation with the main organization. When an IBC is obtained from the local chapter/affiliation, districts can report the C226 code for the main federal/state organization in PEIMS.

An example scenario follows:

The Independent Electrical Contractors Texas (C226 code: 300) is a state certifying entity with multiple affiliated local certifying entities. All the local chapters of the Independent Electrical Contractors of Texas who are affiliated with the Independent Electrical Contractor of Texas will use the C226 code noted above. A list of these local chapters and information on the Electrical Apprenticeship Certification can be found on the Industry-Based Certifications High Schools Program tab on the Independent Electrical Contractors Texas website.

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2021-2022 CTE Perkins Application Planned Release Dates

In preparation for the upcoming 2021-2022 CTE Perkins grant application, here are some important dates and deadlines for consideration.

      Application Component

  Release Date

      Due Date

SC5003-Formula Grants Consolidated


May 4, 2021

September 3, 2021

Applicant Designation and Certification

Form for LEAs

May 18, 2021

September 3, 2021

eGrants Application

June 16, 2021

September 3, 2021