Certifications and Licensure
If your profession requires a certification or has continuing education requirements, Ridgewater College can help. Our team of experienced instructors will help you obtain the skills and knowledge you need to pass your initial exam, as well as provide quality, relevant education to help you meet your continuing education requirements.
Solutions to meet your needs
- American Welding Society (AWS) Certification
Ridgewater is an American Welding Society (AWS) accredited test facility. Our Hutchinson campus conveniently serves workers throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. We can provide certification testing services as well as test prep training on request.
- Boiler operator exam prep
Minnesota stationary steam and hot water boiler operators must have licenses. Candidates for Special and Second Class engineers (grades A, B, and C) can prepare for the high- or low-pressure steam licensure exam in just two days.
- Childcare continuing education
Continue your childcare provider lifelong learning for child passenger safety, CPR, First Aid, and more.
- Cosmetology continuing education
The Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Examiners has established a continuing education requirement for Minnesota licensed cosmetologists. Every three years, Minnesota-licensed cosmetologists are required to complete a four-hour core course on laws, rules, and sanitation, and an additional four hours of education relative to professional practice. Ridgewater is a board-approved provider of these classes.
- Electrical code re-certification
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry requires continuing education for electrical license renewal. This education is typically a combination of codebook updates or non-code professional practice content. Ridgewater specialized in two-hour code refresher for unlicensed electricians and continuing education for power limited technicians.
- Mobile crane certification and re-certification
Crane operators, riggers, and signal people are required to be certified by November 10, 2018. Assure you pass your certification exams of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). Prepare with Ridgewater where first-time testers have an outstanding pass rate.
- Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) exam prep
Achieve this in-demand credential by investing in the best exam preparation program available. This unique and highly effective online program uses the SHRM Learning System to prepare you to succeed on the exam and in the ever-changing human resource field.
Contact us today to discuss customized training options
- Hutchinson and Willmar campuses
What clients say
“Instructor was easy to understand and fun!” Cosmetology core
“Everything went great, I felt very well prepared. The computer-based test was easy to follow. I got my scores right away…Everything was 90% so for that I am grateful. Keep up the good work.” Crane participant
Look to Ridgewater College’s CTCE team to meet your training needs on-site, on campus or online.