Are there other types of CTE program validation/accreditation other than the NYSED program approval process to demonstrate a program is of high quality?

Are there other types of CTE program validation/accreditation other than the NYSED program approval process to demonstrate a program is of high quality?

Yes, certain career sectors maintain their own industry standards through external evaluation processes. These program evaluations may or may not be voluntary depending upon the state policies related to the various professions.

Automotive

National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF)
CTE Programs where this applies: Automotive Technician and Collision

Construction and Sustainability

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
National Craft Assessment and Certification Program – NCCER’s Registry System
CTE Programs where this applies: Building Trades (Electrical, HVAC, Carpentry, Plumbing)

Cosmetology and Barbering

The New York State Office of Licensed Professions sets specific guidelines for appearance enhancement disciplines (e.g., Cosmetology and Barbering programs) to ensure instructional programs of study follow licensing requirements.
NYSED Career and Technical Education: Cosmetology Occupations

Healthcare

Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assisting and Licensed Practical Nursing programs in New York State.

NYSED DOH Operational approval (mandatory)

CTE Programs where this applies: This process is mandated for all Certified Nurse Assisting, Home Health Aide, Licensed Practical Nursing and Dental Assisting programs.