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What is TechCred?

TechCred is Ohio's innovative workforce program that reimburses employers for industry-recognized, technology-focused, credentialed training programs and certificates. TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.

How Does TechCred Work?

  • Employers will need to identify the specific, technology-centric qualifications they need, as well as the number of employee(s) they want to upskill. 

  • To qualify for reimbursement of training costs, the employer must partner with a training provider and apply online. Individuals must be Ohio residents with a verifiable Ohio address. 

  • The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training costs per credential upon completion. There is no longer a limit of one reimbursement available per employee in each funding round.

  • Employers are eligible to receive up to $30,000 per funding round.

  • Training must be completed within 12 months of the award date.

Current TechCred Credentials Offered by Embold

 (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

(ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

(ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

AWS Certified Developer - Associate

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty

ISTQB Certified Tester-Foundation Level (CTFL)

Cisco Network Associate (CCNA)

Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise (CCNP Enterprise)

Cisco Certified Network Professional Collaboration (CCNP Collaboration)

Cisco Certified DevNet Associate

Cisco Certified Technician Routing & Switching (CCT Routing & Switching)

Cisco Certified Professional Security (CCNP Security)

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ Core 2

CompTIA A+ Hardware

CompTIA A+ Software

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Security+


CompTIA PenTest+

CompTIA Advance Security Practitioner+ (CASP+)

CompTIA Cloud Essentials+

CompTIA Cloud+

CompTIA Linux+

CompTIA Project+

CompTIA Server+

Google Cloud Certified G Suite

Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer

Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect

Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer

ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

ITIL 4 Foundation

Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel 2016

Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019)

Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate (Excel and Excel 2019)

Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel Expert (Excel and Excel 2019)

Microsoft 365 Teams Administrator

Microsoft 365 Fundamentals

Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

Microsoft 365 Messaging

Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate

Oracle 12c Administrator Certified Professional

Oracle Database Foundations Certified Junior Associate

Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer

Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE 11 Developer

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

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