PrintED/SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Assessments

PrintED/SkillsUSA Assessments are aligned with PrintED/SkillsUSA competencies and are available in:

  • Advertising and Design (to be discontinued May 2018)
  • Graphic Design (replaces Advertising Design)
  • Introduction to Graphic Communications
  • Digital File Preparation/Digital File Output
  • Digital Production Printing
  • Offset Press Operations/Binding and Finishing
  • Screen Printing Technology

The online assessments test technical skills and knowledge through interactive questions enriched by animations, videos, drawings and photographs. Examinations may be used as pre-assessments or post-assessments. Immediate grading and feedback is provided. Students who achieve passing scores on these examinations receive student certifications imprinted with the PrintED, GAERF and SkillsUSA logos. The certificate is valid for two years.

To purchase assessments visit:

$12 members (PrintED student or SkillsUSA member)
$22 nonmembers

PrintED/SkillsUSA Assessments provide career aspirants with a reliable means to measure their progress in acquiring occupational competencies needed in the early stages of professional development.  The certification, which does not require work experience, is designed to be the initial step for students seeking to build a career in the graphic communications industry.