Certifications in Demand

What employers are requesting

Online tools allow CPCC to compile rankings of the top certifications in demand across all occupations in Mecklenburg County. Our source is Burning Glass/Labor Insight and represents the recent six-month period ending March 31, 2017. The rankings are based on information from online job postings in Mecklenburg County and the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC MSA.

Follow links below to courses, programs and related information for CPCC. For questions on this data or for additional rankings, send an email inquiry. Note many job listings do not specify certifications. That means that records (sometimes significant numbers) may be deleted from total ranking results (see number of postings*) because the posting did not include a certification.

Find more demand information on the CPCC Career Hub or see Jobs in Demand.

Top Certifications - Overall in Mecklenburg County

  1. Registered Nurse (5,724 postings) (Nursing programs)
  2. American Heart Association Certificate (1,834 postings)
  3. Commercial Driver's License CDL Class A  (1,583 postings)
  4. First Aid, CPR, AED (1,415 postings)
  5. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (1,239 postings) (Accounting courses)
  6. Project Management Certification (e.g. PMP) (1,214 postings)
  7. (628 postings)
  8. Commercial Driver's License (1,133 postings)
  9. Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification (708 postings)
  10. Certified Nursing Assistant (593 postings) (Nursing programs)
  11. Nurse Practitioner (411 postings) (Nursing programs)
  12. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (403 postings)
    (SSCP course)
  13. Security Clearance (393 postings)
  14. Real Estate Certification (388)
  15. Series 7 (387postings)
  16. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) (356 postings)
  17. Emergency Medical Technician (319 postings)
  18. CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP) (311 postings)
  19. Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) (303 postings) (Nursing programs)
  20. Forklift Operator Certification (294 postings)
  21. CISCO Certified Network Associate (289 postings)
  22. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification (283 postings) (Automotive courses)
  23. Six Sigma Certification (282 postings)
  24. ServSafe (233 postings)

Other popular certifications

    Insurance License (180 postings)
    Six Sigma Green Belt (160 postings)
    Network+ Certified (139 postings) 
    Six Sigma Black Belt ( 136 postings)