Career Preparedness Certification
endorsed by Express Employment Professionals


About the Certification

The Career Preparedness Certification endorsed by Express Employment Professionals equips students with the skills necessary to thrive in a post-secondary or workplace environment.

In addition, the certification addresses major topics such as higher learning, the job seeking process, financial literacy, workplace etiquette and the Microsoft® Office Suite. The certification consists of 23 modules and a 100-question final certification exam.

Learning Objectives 

  • Analyze higher learning opportunities and distinguish among the various types of financial aid.
  • Describe types of employment and discuss methods of finding job opportunities.
  • Analyze the process of filling out job applications as well as creating cover letters and résumés.
  • Explain the interview process, including preparation and practice, etiquette and possible outcomes.
  • Organize and plan personal finances and use a career plan to develop personal income potential.
  • Examine various types of insurance and select appropriate insurance plans.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to create various business documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases using the Microsoft® Office Suite.
  • Discover necessary skills for success in the “real world.”
  • Understand the importance of proper business manners and etiquette.
  • Examine situations and issues on the job which impact family and workplace environments.

Certification Lessons

1. Career Testing & Investigation
2. Formulas for Career Success: Higher Learning
3. Formulas for Career Success: Financial Aid
4. Formulas for Career Success: Portfolio Development
5. Formulas for Career Success: Job Search
6. Formulas for Career Success: Job Applications
7. Formulas for Career Success: Cover Letters
8. Formulas for Career Success: Résumés
9. Formulas for Career Success: Interview Preparation
10. Formulas for Career Success: The Interview Process
11. Formulas for Career Success: After the Interview
12. Financial Literacy: Getting Started
13. Financial Literacy: Taxes & Paychecks
14. Financial Literacy: Credit & Loans
15. Insurance: The Basics
16. Microsoft® Word Basics
17. Microsoft® PowerPoint® Basics
18. Microsoft® Excel Basics
19. Microsoft® Access Basics
20. Microsoft® Outlook Basics
21. Skills for Real World Survival
22. Workplace Etiquette
23. Workplace Issues