Work Licenses and Certifications, by Gender
Approximately one in five adults reported having either a work certification or license. Regardless of gender, White adults and Black or African American adults were more likely to have either a work certification or license than other groups. Hispanic or Latino adults were the least likely to have either work certifications or licenses.
Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: 2020 Supplement
Chapter Four: Postsecondary Career and Technical Education
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U.S. Department of Education, Adult Training and Education Survey, 2016
Work certifications are occupational credentials awarded by a certification body based on an individual demonstrating through an examination process that they have acquired the designated knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform a specific job.
A work license is an occupational credential awarded by a government agency that constitutes legal authority to do a specific job.
! Interpret with caution. Ratio of standard error to estimate is >30% but <50%.