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Career Preparedness Certification

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

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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.

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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:

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Career Aptitude & Assessment

  • Career Testing
  • Career Investigation
  • Job Search Techniques

5%

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Education & Training Analysis

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

15%

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Job Application Techniques

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

15%

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Interview Techniques

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

15%

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Personal Development

  • Goal Setting Techniques
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Building Dynamics

10%

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Professional Development

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

25%

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Workplace Regulations & Standards

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

15%

Career Aptitude & Assessment

5%

Education & Training Analysis

15%

Job Application Techniques

15%

Interview Techniques

15%

Personal Development

10%

Professional Development

25%

Workplace Regulations & Standards

15%

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.

Multimedia Presentations

Prepare for the certification exam with engaging video and PowerPoint® presentation lessons. Each lesson is developed through collaboration with industry experts in order to address industry standards within each certification.

Interactive Coursework

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iCEV's interactive activities, projects and assessments are based on real-world scenarios and reinforce comprehension of the industry standards assessed within each certification exam.
 

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 ExpressPros.com.

"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

Employer Certification Verification


If you are an employer looking to verify a potential applicant's credentials, please fill out the form to the right. We will contact you with the status of the certification number you provide.

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