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Express Employment Professionals Career Preparedness Certification

The Express Employment Professionals Career Preparedness Certification verifies individuals possess the skills necessary to discover, pursue and successfully achieve career goals.


Meeting the Industry Need

The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by Express Employment Professionals. A premier staffing agency in the U.S., Canada and South Africa, the Express brand is synonymous with career preparation as evidenced by the multitude of companies and associations they work with to place qualified candidates in various career fields.

The certification validates candidates have a basic understanding of the workplace and their role in a professional environment. Additionally, the certification allows employers to connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers.



Discover job opportunities aligned with the skills acquired through this certification.

According to a Gallup survey, Americans have little confidence in high school graduates’ preparedness to enter college or the workforce, with only five percent of adults thinking graduates are “very prepared” to enter the workforce and only three percent thinking students are “very prepared” for college.

Related Occupations

  • Training & Development Managers
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Training & Development Specialists

Industry Standards

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and concepts from the following weighted industry standards:


Career Aptitude & Assessment
  • Career Testing
  • Career Investigation
  • Job Search Techniques



Education & Training Analysis
  • Education & Training Requirements
  • Education & Training Financing Options
  • Financial Aid Application Techniques



Job Application Techniques
  • Job Application Process
  • Cover Letter Writing Procedures
  • Résumé Writing Process
  • Portfolio Development Techniques



Interview Techniques
  • Interview Preparation
  • Interview Process
  • Proper Interview Follow-Up Procedures



Personal Development
  • Goal Setting Techniques
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Building Dynamics



Professional Development
  • Employability Skills
  • Workplace Technology Applications
  • Electronic Communication Techniques



Workplace Regulations & Standards
  • Workplace Laws
  • Standard Workplace Etiquette
  • Employee Payment & Compensation



Optional Cert Prep


Optional Certification Preparation Materials

The iCEV online curriculum platform offers a variety of preparatory content and resources designed to prepare individuals to earn industry certifications.

Featured Support Letters

View letters from businesses and organizations expressing their support of the certification.

About Express Employment Professionals

At Express Employment Professionals, we’re in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Our international network of franchises offers localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, employing 586,000 people globally in 2021 and more than 10 million since its inception. For more information, visit

"We want to empower the next generation to make knowledgeable decisions about education and careers, and this partnership with CEV Multimedia is a powerful stepping stone in helping students discover and achieve their career goals."

Rachel Rudisill
Director of Marketing
Express Employment Professionals

Interested in Verifying a Candidate’s Certification?

 If you’re an employer looking to verify a job applicant’s credentials, click the button below to be taken to a verification form. 

If you do not have a certification number, please contact our customer support team to verify your candidate at: or 1-800-922-9965.

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