U.S. Entrepreneurship Certification Examination

Credentials for the Innovation & Gig Economy

The customized U.S. Entrepreneurship Certification Examination was created in partnership with America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), SCORE, and other industry and academic experts. Field-tested in high schools and adult education programs nationwide, the exam is geared toward High School, HSE/GED, and IET levels. Exams suitable for ABE/ESL levels and translated in Spanish will be available in Fall 2023.

The examination is aligned and cross-walked with the National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education, Career & Technical Education (CTE) entrepreneurship competencies, and two online entrepreneurship certificate tests administered by My Own Business Institute (MOBI) in Silicon Valley, California. Upon passing the U.S. Entrepreneurship Certification Examination, high school students and adult learners are prepared to earn two optional MOBI entrepreneurship certificates and digital badges with no additional preparation and no additional cost for a total of three stackable entrepreneurship credentials.

Examination preparation resources include a detailed Study Guide (28 pages) and Practice Exam (118 questions) that are available after registration is complete. High school students and adult learners not enrolled in entrepreneurship courses or Bridge/IET programs may also use the Study Guide and Practice Exam to fully self-prepare for the examination.

These value-added entrepreneurship resources and credentials are important in developing the workforce readiness skills and entrepreneurial mindsets required by today’s employers in the Innovation & Gig Economy while simultaneously equipping individuals with self-employment options for the future.

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