Approved FastForward Programs

Workforce Services offers more than 50 approved FastForward programs that prepare students for industry credentials. FastForward programs are offered across several industry clusters.

CREDENTIALCredentialing Agency
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Project Management Professional (PMP)Project Management Institute (PMI)
Associate in Project Management (CAPM)Project Management Institute (PMI)
HEALTHCARE
Nurse AideVirginia Board of Nursing (VBON)
Medication AideVirginia Board of Nursing (VBON)
Phlebotomy TechnicianNational Healthcareer Association (NHA)
EKG TechnicianNational Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Clinical Medical AssistantNational Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Medical Administrative Assistant *NEW*National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Electronic Health Records Specialist *NEW*National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Sterile Processing TechnicianHealthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA)
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 A+Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Network+Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Security+Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION
Commercial Drivers - Class A Tractor TrailerVirginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Commercial Drivers - Class B Truck or BusVirginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Heavy Equipment Operator, Levels 1-3National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
Remote Pilot Airman Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
4-Stroke Engine RepairEquipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
2-Stroke Engine RepairEquipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
Power Equipment Electrical SystemsEquipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
Driveline/Hydraulics Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
Compact Diesel Engine RepairEquipment and Engine Training Council (EETC)
SKILLED TRADES
Introduction to ConstructionNational Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
Maintenance TechnicianNational Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI)
Construction Craft Laborer, Levels 1-2National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
Introduction to Air Conditioning EPA Section 608, ESCO Group
AC & Electrical Systems TroubleshootingESCO Group
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Levels 1-4National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
Electrical, Levels 1-4National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
Plumbing, Levels 1-4National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
Industrial Solar InstallerSolar Hands-On Instructional Network of Excellence (SHINE)
Solar Technician North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Associate
WELDING & MANUFACTURING
Basic WelderAmerican Welding Society (AWS)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)American Welding Society (AWS)
Pipe WeldingAmerican Welding Society (AWS)
SolderingIPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries
Measurement, Materials & SafetyNational Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
Job Planning, Benchwork & LayoutNational Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
CNC Milling Fundamentals INational Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
CNC Milling Fundamentals IINational Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
Computer Aided Design FundamentalsSolidWorks
CNC Programming & OperationsNational Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Project Management and Pharmacy Technician are currently inactive programs.

Subject to Change: Updated January 2024