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 October 31, 2016. The rankings are based on information from online job postings in 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 (4,008 postings) (Nursing programs)
  2. American Heart Association Certificate (1,808 postings)
  3. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (1,178 postings) (Accounting courses)
  4. Project Management Certification (e.g. PMP) (982 postings)
  5. Commercial Driver's License (628 postings)
  6. First Aid, CPR, AED (612 postings)
  7. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (509 postings)
    (SSCP course)
  8. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) (425 postings)
  9. Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification (390 postings)
  10. Series 7 (344 postings)
  11. CISCO Certified Network Associate (329 postings)
  12. CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP) (325)
  13. Real Estate Certification (310)
  14. Emergency Medical Technician (290 postings)
  15. Certified Nursing Assistant (277 postings) (Nursing programs)


Other popular certifications

    Six Sigma Certification (223 postings)
    Insurance License (174 postings)