This error occurs because students, being reported as a completer within a Career Pathway, must have a state approved Capstone course code in the Career Pathway as defined in CALPADS Valid Code Combinations – Course Group Master Combos.

Do not address ANY CERT errors until after the enrollment updates (SENR, SINF, SELA and SPRG) files and the EOY course submission (SDEM, CRSC, SCSC and SCTE) 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.


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