This error occurs because students, reported as completers in a Career Pathway, must have a course in the CALPADS SCSC file extract associated with the CTE Career Pathway within the same academic year. These courses must contain the state course code as defined in CALPADS Valid Code Combinations – Course Group Master Combos.


  • Confirm that the course has been properly identified for reporting in the Career Pathway.
  • Confirm that the student has a current year record in the Career Pathway.
  • Confirm that the student has the course in their transcript. (HIS table).
  • Check CALPADS Code Values for any "blank" translations.
  • Confirm CALPADS Valid Code Combinations for the Career Pathway.

Students must follow the course sequence in a pathway. Due to State reporting requirements, LEA's will be unable to pass the validations for certification if students complete the courses out of order.

For more information, please reference CALPADS Valid Code Combinations

NOTE: Resolve CERT errors until the enrollment updates (SENR, SINF, SELA and SPRG) files have been posted with few to no errors. Most CERT errors are caused by file extracts that have not yet been posted error-free or from data that has not been correctly populated in Aeries.