Work Licenses and Certifications, by Gender
Approximately one in five adults reported having either a work certification or license. Regardless of gender, White adults and Black or African American adults were more likely to have either a work certification or license than other groups. Hispanic or Latino adults were the least likely to have either work certifications or licenses.
U.S. Department of Education, Adult Training and Education Survey, 2016
Work certifications are occupational credentials awarded by a certification body based on an individual demonstrating through an examination process that they have acquired the designated knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform a specific job.
A work license is an occupational credential awarded by a government agency that constitutes legal authority to do a specific job.
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