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.

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.  The probable cause of most CERT errors is due to file extracts that have not yet been posted error-free.   The second most likely cause of CERT errors results from data that has not been correctly populated in Aeries.

For more information, please reference CALPADS Valid Code Combinations