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What is a competency framework?

The following are some of the nationally-recognized competency frameworks we use to align with learning resources. Others include competencies from O*NET for occupations. You may also want to visit our learners page.

Health Information Management (HIM)

HIM Competency Framework
AHIMA Foundation Registered Apprenticeship Programs Competency Framework

Information Technology (IT)

IT Competency Framework

Administrative Support Technology (AST)

AST Competency Framework
IAAP Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) Exam 2018 Body of Knowledge Competency Framework

Workplace Skills

ACT Work Readiness System Framework
Arts & Communications
Competency Model Clearinghouse Management
Essential Employability Competencies
Finance & Business Services
Health Sciences & Technology
Human & Public Services
Information Technology
Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology & Trades
NNBIA Common Employability Skills
VCCS General Education
VCCS Professional Readiness Framework


Automotive Master Mechanics
Automotive Specialty Technicians
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
Chemical Technicians
Clinical Data Managers
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
Computer Network Architects
Computer Network Support Specialists
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
Computer Operators
Computer Programmers
Computer Systems Analysts
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
Computer User Support Specialists
Construction Carpenters
Customer Service Representatives
Data Entry Keyers
Database Administrators
Dental Assistants
Dental Hygienists
Desktop Publishers
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Electrical Engineering Technicians
Electrical Engineering Technologists
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
Electronics Engineering Technicians
Electronics Engineering Technologists
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Fuel Cell Technicians
Health Educators
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
Industrial Engineering Technologists
Industrial Engineers
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Information Security Analysts
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Management Analysts
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
Manufacturing Production Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists
Mechanical Engineers
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Medical Assistants
Medical Equipment Preparers
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Medical Transcriptionists
Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
Nursing Assistants
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
Packers and Packagers, Hand
Painters, Construction and Maintenance
Photonics Technicians
Physical Therapist Assistants
Radiologic Technologists
Registered Nurses
Respiratory Therapists
Retail Salespersons
Sales Managers
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Service Industry - General
Software Developers, Applications
Software Developers, Systems Software
Solderers and Brazers
Surgical Technologists
Telecommunications Engineering Specialists
Web Developers
Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Word Processors and Typists
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