List of Professional Designations & Certifications (by Industry)

The following list of Professional Designations are some of the top credentials held by industry professionals.

Attaining professional designations is great for acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating mastery within a particular niche. Doing this also bolsters the certifications section of your Resume and LinkedIn profile.

Related: Professional Associations & Organizations List (by Industry)

To get started, begin reflecting on your particular needs, timeline, and budget. Then, visit each website (from the list below) and conduct due diligence to identify the optimal designation for you.

Here’s the List:

Accounting

Administrative

Aerospace

Animal Care

Appraisal

Association Leadership

Aviation

Blockchain

  • Certified Blockchain Expert (CBE) program for skilled professionals who understand Blockchain and how to build Blockchain-based applications for enterprises and businesses.

Broadcasting

Business Intelligence

Career Services

Childcare

  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credentialing program is a rigorous, examination-based professional certification credential to increase the proficiency of child life professionals.

Construction

Counseling

Culinary

Dental

Design

Economics

  • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) program develops one’s core competencies across the breadth of topics necessary to being a well-rounded and successful economic developer.

Emergency Management

Engineering

Event Planning / Management

Facilities

Finance

Fitness

Food Service / Nutrition

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) certification is held by clinical nutritionists, physicians and other advance-degreed healthcare professionals with a specialty in nutrition.
  • ServSafe Manager program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers.

Fundraising

Funeral

Healthcare

Human Resources

Information Technology

Interior Design

Legal

  • Esquire (ESQ) is a term used in the United States to designate a person who may practice law (lawyers are licensed by a state agency in each state).

Logistics

Marketing

Manufacturing

  • Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) program is to certify and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies involved in repair and maintenance of forklift vehicles.
  • Manufacturing Specialist (MS) certification demonstrates a certain level of industry-wide technical skills in the math and measurement; and spatial reasoning and manufacturing technology categories.

Maritime

  • Charter Boat Captain commands a small vessel as a master, captain, or skipper and may contain a sailing endorsement for sailing vessels and/or a commercial towing endorsement.

Non Profit

  • Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential is the only national nonprofit credential preparing students (undergraduate, graduate and professionals) for leadership in the nonprofit sector.

Occupational Safety & Health

Pharmaceutical

Project Management

Public Safety

  • Chief Fire Officer is open to chief officers serving at or above the level of battalion chief.

Real Estate

Sales

Science

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who practices under close, ongoing supervision and is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services.

Security

Social Work

Sports

Telecommunications

Training & Development

Urban Design

Warehousing

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