Certification Offerings

M&S Certification Program


For America’s High School & Technical School Students

The National Center for Simulation Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Certificate Program is the key to YOUR exciting future.

It is an industry-accredited certification aligned with the M&S framework and standards, and is available to all high school students, home-schooled students, and technical school students throughout the nation.

When you pass the exam and earn your certification, you are preparing yourself for M&S internships and a rewarding, high-paying career in a high tech industry.

In coordination with the Florida Departments of Education (FDOE) and Economic Opportunity (DEO), CareerSource Florida, Inc. (CSFL), CareerSource Central Florida (CSCFL), and Orange County and Seminole County Public Schools, NCS is implementing an industry accredited certification program in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) for high school (and other) students.  This certification program is aligned with the NCS high school M&S curriculum, a four-year program preparing students for post-secondary education or entry level positions in industry or government.  Students who complete this curriculum and those who have appropriate experience and/or other coursework and training may elect to take the NCS M&S Certification Exam.

High School and technical school students taking courses in gaming, animation and simulation, along with studying the M&S Study Guide and M&S Course Curriculum available below, should be adequately prepared to pass the examination. Additionally, many teachers are using the four-year M&S Course Curriculum as a reference when following state standards in the classroom. In Florida, students take the NCS M&S Certification exam at participating schools at no cost to them because in most cases, Florida Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act funding is given to the school districts for M&S testing.

Certification also facilitates your entry into post-secondary education.

Prepare today to take your Certification Exam and launch your career in simulation!