Choosing the Right Model – Certificate or Certification

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Michelle Nolin, Learning Strategy and Instructional Design consultant from Learn Ethos, LLC and Linda Anguish, Director of Accreditation Services at the Institute of Credentialing Excellence presented a webinar on choosing the right model between certificates and certification programs. Assessment-based Certificate Program. Certificate awarded to recognize mastery of the specific learning outcomes (not a certificate of attendance or participation).

ISO 27001 Certification: Spot the Real Thing

Higher Logic

The post ISO 27001 Certification: Spot the Real Thing appeared first on Higher Logic. In SaaS, ISO 27001 certification (International Organization for Standardization) is paramount. Our ISO 27001 Certification is something.


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The Association?s Pursuit for Relevance: What Role Do Certifications, Certificates and Micro-Credentials Play?

Blue Sky eLearn

ICE is a leading developer of standards for both certification and certificate programs and is both a provider of and a clearinghouse for information on trends in certification, test development and delivery, assessment-based certificate programs, and other information relevant to the credentialing community. Often certification programs have eligibility requirements (i.e.

13 Membership Certificate Templates for Any Occasion (Free Download)

Wild Apricot

Membership certificates are a great way to keep your members feeling recognized and appreciated. Download these templates for free and customize them to your needs

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

The Demand Is Growing for Certificate & Certification Programs


People prove their value by the certifications and certificates they’ve earned. Certifications and certificates are proof that someone is committed to the industry or profession. A Quick Primer on Certifications and Certificates.

How to Make a Certificate in Microsoft Word

Wild Apricot

Whether you run a club, church, professional association, chamber of commerce, or any other type of membership organization, your goal is likely the same — to retain your members and keep them happy and engaged. One thing that can help with this. membership

Opportunities for Association Certification

Smooth The Path

Some professionals feel the same way about certification exams. Members feel great achievement after passing a particularly difficult certification exam, but they are extremely busy with their day jobs so there’s only so many hours they can allocate to studying. I remember talking to a professional who recently obtained a certification that everyone said was extremely difficult to get. I’m proud to have my certification.”

What is CAE Certification for Association Professionals?


In a snapshot, the purpose of the CAE certification is to : establish the body of knowledge; assess the level of knowledge ; encourage professional growth; formally recognize individuals who meet the requirements ; and. The benefits of CAE certification include: Individual.

The certification conundrum

Aaron Wolowiec

Whether it’s for prestige, a salary bump or a resume builder, people from all industries seek out certification programs. But the question is, should your association offer certification programs? It’s tempting to jump on the certification bandwagon but first, it’s important to conduct research. If your association needs a certification program to draw attendees, chances are, better content would do the trick. To certify or not to certify.

Lessons From a Certification Overhaul

Associations Now

SHRM’s shift to a new certification model points to associations’ need to better understand their members—and the people their members serve. All of this suggests to Alonso that SHRM was “40 years overdue” in implementing the new certification model.

The Great Reshuffle: The Certifications Opportunity You need to Capitalize On


In this reshuffle, your association is in a prime position to offer certification programs to professionals working in and entering your industry. Why Certifications Are More in Demand Than Ever. Jobseekers see certifications as a differentiator in the talent marketplace.

How to Create an Association-Backed Certification Program


But if you have, here’s the answer: association-backed certification programs. As independent entities, associations are uniquely positioned to drive professional certification programs. Ok, there’s also a third benefit—certification programs are tremendously powerful assets and profit centers for associations. Program development: This involves identifying the core set of knowledge that the certification program needs to test, from which an exam can be developed.

The 1-Minute Guide to Getting a Website Security Certificate – For Free

Wild Apricot

Your custom domain could be missing out on website traffic and member registrations if you haven't secured it with an SSL certificate. This guide shows you why and how to get one

Improving Your Association’s Certification Application Experience


Certification applicants come to your portal with the same expectations they bring to any other website. Learn how to improve your association's certification application and renewal experience to meet and exceed applicant's expectations

Setting Strategy for Certification’s New World

Associations Now

It’s tempting to jump right into the new ways to engage members in certification. Like most things in the association world, certification is undergoing a transformation. I discuss a few examples of what this new terrain looks like in my feature on certification in the latest issue of Associations Now. For associations that are looking at certification for the first time, this can be an exciting moment with lots of opportunities to experiment, says consultant Mickie S.

Marketing Groups Bring Joint Certification to Members

Associations Now

The American Marketing Association and the Digital Marketing Institute will collaborate on delivering education around digital marketing—and offer those who complete the program certifications from both groups.

Certification vs. Certificate Programs: Which Is Right for Your Association?

WBT Systems

Certification vs. Certificate Programs: Which Is Right for Your Association? Read more about Certification vs. Certificate Programs: Which Is Right for Your Association

Pennsylvania Legislation Threatens Private Certification, ASAE Says

Associations Now

A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature is the latest in a series of state-level measures that threaten certifications offered by associations and other private organizations, according to ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition. Last year, ASAE and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence cofounded the Professional Certification Coalition after bills limiting private credentialing emerged in Louisiana, Missouri, and several other states.

@CESSE Optimizing Sales Results for Certification, Certificate & Training Businesses


Whether you are selling certification in the United States or around the world, learn proven lessons on capturing potential candidates, how to motivate candidate behavior, and mixing education “prep products” to motivate and drive sales. The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²®, Based in Tampa, (ISC)2 is recognized for Gold Standard certifications and world class education programs. (ISC)2

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

The candidates for your association’s certification programs face the same challenges as CAE candidates: Finding time and money to earn the required continuing education credits. How can you motivate certification candidates and keep them on the credential path? WBT Systems will be exhibiting at the ICE Exchange and listening in on conversations about credentialing, but we thought we’d start one first here about motivating certification candidates.

A Futurist’s View: On The Amazon Of Certifications

Association Success

Associations are stronger together, how can they collaborate to create a place to develop, provide, and update certifications? What if that competitor also had a simple way to sell valuable certifications “in bulk” to your member’s employers? What if that competitor offered a state-of-the-art online learning platform to deliver those certifications, making the learning experience easy and enjoyable? Certifications have long been the domain of associations.

How to Save Staff Time on Tedious Certification Tasks


Don’t you wish you could spend less time answering the same set of certification questions, doing data entry, and dealing with other tedious administrative details? Read the post to learn three ways to minimize the time spent on certification tasks

A Case for Going Global with Certifications

Associations Now

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors launched a new certification with an aim to increase global exposure to the new designation, the profession, and the association. Taking the leap to launch an association certification abroad can seem daunting, but it might be just the way to achieve your strategic goals. That’s what the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is banking on with its newly launched global certification.

Certifications: Non-Dues Revenue Stream & Member Career Booster


Certifications allow professionals to show their mastery of in-demand skills and knowledge, while providing your association with non-dues revenue As the competition for jobs heats up, the need to learn new skills to distinguish yourself grows.

CTIA Expands Certification Program for IoT Security

Associations Now

The wireless association’s long-running testing labs program will soon launch a certification process for internet of things devices, which are expected to become increasingly prevalent in the 5G era. For a quarter-century, the association’s certification working groups have developed testing requirements for numerous technologies —including for battery life, Bluetooth, and cellular devices.

Three Ways Your Association Can Build and Strengthen a Certification Program


When it comes to credentialing and certification programs, there are many advantages awarded to both the association and the professionals who pursue them. If your board of directors does not understand the commitment needed to make the program a success—and the financial realities of building and managing a robust certification program—then the credential will likely fail, and potentially drain the association of a significant amount of financial resources.

Wanna Boost Employee Retention? Focus on Leadership Training and Certifications

Associations Now

A new report from PayScale found that most employees wanted either a strong focus on certifications or to be trained on skills related to leadership and management. According to Professional Development: What Employees Want , a new report from PayScale, the nearly 38,000 workers surveyed by the compensation software firm were asking for two things: management and leadership training (32 percent) and professional certifications (30 percent).

Photographers Association Offers New Drone Certification

Associations Now

The Professional Photographers of America says its certification for drone pilots, the first of its kind, is designed to help photographers better validate their capabilities to clients. The nature of photography is changing, and at least one group is adapting its certification strategies to keep up with the latest trends. “First, it gives them an edge in advertising their services, as certification promotes trust in the minds of clients and consumers.

Two HOA Community Managers of Association Management Group (AMG) Earn Advanced Management Certifications


I chose to pursue the AMS because it is a national certification.

Certifications within Your LMS: Three Reasons Why This Makes Perfect Sense


Understand how including certifications in your online education strategy helps create a more impactful standard of achievement. .

Launching a Certification in the Midst of a Crisis: A Brilliant or Berserk Idea?

WBT Systems

Launching a Certification in the Midst of a Crisis: A Brilliant or Berserk Idea? Read more about Launching a Certification in the Midst of a Crisis: A Brilliant or Berserk Idea

CompTIA Explores New Certification Offerings to Back Evolving Tech Field

Associations Now

The technology trade group, working from the wish lists of employers and industry pros, is hoping to bring certifications to areas such as data visualization and the programming language Python. CompTIA’s certification game is already pretty strong—but there’s always room for more. Through this process we’ve identified several areas within the tech ecosystem where job roles have become well defined and a vendor-neutral certification is needed.”.

Association Education and Certification: Best Benefit Ever

WBT Systems

There are lots of great ideas in this collection, and one theme that runs through the collection is that of innovative association education and certification programs that have been tailored to the specific needs or interests of the association membership. Best Benefit Ever = Association Education and Certification Programs. So how do you make your education or certification program appear to be the best membership benefit ever?

New Bill Would Expand 529 Savings Accounts to Cover Professional Certification

Associations Now

A new bipartisan bill would expand the use of 529 education savings accounts to cover the fees related to professional certification and credentialing programs. ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition say it would benefit associations and the workforce.

Study: Certifications Lead To Higher Salaries and Greater Job Fulfillment

Associations Now

A new study found that a majority of professionals who completed an online certification course reported bumps in salary and job fulfillment—promising news for associations and their members. Earlier this year the HR Certification Institute launched a new professional certification for early-career human resource professionals. The findings, while somewhat self-interested given who conducted the survey, do highlight the value of certifications.

Accounting Association Highlights Certificate Program to Stay Ahead of Automation

Associations Now

In a new ad campaign, the Institute of Management Accountants highlights how its CMA certification program prepares industry professionals for the rise of automation. Now, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has launched a new campaign intended to highlight that growth opportunity through its Certified Management Accountant certification program. The post Accounting Association Highlights Certificate Program to Stay Ahead of Automation appeared first on Associations Now

Certification Shift: Associations Seen Moving to Competency-Based Programs

Associations Now

Competency-based certification is gaining traction in the association community. The Society for Human Resource Management caused a major splash in the HR community earlier this month when it announced it will launch a new competency-based certification program for HR professionals and move away from a knowledge-based program that the group helped develop years ago. You don’t want to really make it a much more difficult exam than what’s needed for the purpose of the certification.

Professional Development and Certifications

Associations Live

MSAE's Young Professionals Networking Group met to discuss the various certifications one can receive in the association and hospitality industry as well as where to get professional development courses, credits and classes. Fees associated with application, study materials and re-certification. Fees are association with application, study materials and re-certification.

Ohio Bill Would Create State-Run Certification Programs

Associations Now

ASAE is urging its members to weigh in on legislation pending in the Ohio Senate that would impact professional certification programs run by associations. With support from ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC), associations are raising concerns about a bill in the Ohio Senate that calls for the government to set up its own voluntary certification programs in certain cases to compete with those administered by associations.

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