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? How can your certification program complement – not compete with – existing programs?

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

WBT Systems

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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.

How to Create an Association-Backed Certification Program

Association Management

But if you have, here’s the answer: association-backed certification programs. As independent entities, associations are uniquely positioned to drive professional certification programs. Typically a certification program produces a large bank of questions.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

Credentialing: This is an umbrella term, used to refer to concepts such as certification, licensure, certificate programs, micro-credentialing, accreditation, etc. Often certification programs have eligibility requirements (i.e.

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. The post Ohio Bill Would Create State-Run Certification Programs appeared first on Associations Now

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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. We would like it to be a trusted certification.

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.

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 certification program requires a $75 application fee, plus $25 to take the online exam.

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.

A Better Alignment of Membership and Certification

Associations Now

Last year the association launched the “APICS Membership” mobile app, which gives members information about their benefits, their status and expiration dates for certifications, and connections to their local chapters. In APICS’ case, the focus is clear: certification.

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

GlowGlobally

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.

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. Have you found that a certification led to increased growth and fulfillment in your career?

Certification Shift: Associations Seen Moving to Competency-Based Programs

Associations Now

Competency-based certification is gaining traction in the association community. Aside from the debate taking place over what will happen to SHRM’s current certification program, the decision highlights a recent trend toward more competency-based learning in associations.

Could An Early Career Certification Be Right For Your Association?

Associations Now

The HR Certification Institute just launched a new early career certification that helps the organization serve the entire lifespan of HR professionals. And an early-career certification may make it easier for those just getting started.

Global Growth: 3 Tips for Launching an International Certification

Associations Now

Locally based content experts and the right partnerships are the keys to success in global certification expansion, according to the HR Certification Institute. In promoting HRCI’s global certifications, AMEDIRH continues to elevate the practice of HR throughout Mexico.”

New Tool Allows Members To Choose Certification Best for Them

Associations Now

selector tool, which allows users to see the different types of education and certification offerings as well as the different time and financial commitments that each require. The post New Tool Allows Members To Choose Certification Best for Them appeared first on Associations Now

New Venue Certification Considers Both Facilities and Quality of Service

Associations Now

The new Venue Standard global certification takes a different approach to assessing convention centers, evaluating quality of service as well as the venue’s offerings. A common one is certification status.

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.

Law School Partnership Brings Finance Group’s Certification to Broader Audience

Associations Now

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists and Fordham University’s Law School are partnering to bring the Certified Financial Crime Specialist certification to law students and graduates.

Considering Certification: Steps To Making A Decision

Velvet Chainsaw

Are certification programs the golden handcuffs to maintain membership levels and to increase revenue? Think again if that’s your primary reason for wanting to implement a new certification program. Here is the PPT slidedeck from my reason presentation at TSAE’s New Ideas on Steps To Making A Decision About Certification. She’s my go to person for certification issues for sure! Considering Certification: Steps To A Decision from Jeff Hurt.

Association Education and Certification: Best Benefit Ever?

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry What benefits truly increase value for association members, increasing engagement and ensuring that they renew their membership? Its a question that many associations ask when planning benefit programs and communications to members. How do you make your member benefits both appealing and valuable to entice renewals and new membership subscriptions? What is the best benefit ever?

Ad Industry Launches Certification Program to Fight Fraud

Associations Now

The Trustworthy Accountability Group, a coalition of advertising groups supportive of transparency efforts in advertising, has launched a new certification program to battle what’s considered rampant fraud in the digital ad industry.

Associations Live: Career Development, Professional Certifications.

Associations Live

Career Development, Professional Certifications and Advanced Education. You receive a certificate at the end of your course. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Thursday, May 26, 2011. Professionals who are interested in making a commitment to their profession, career and future look to earning advanced education or potentially obtaining a credential.

Three Reasons Not To Start An Association Certification Program

Velvet Chainsaw

“All organizations can develop certification. Some organizations think creating a certification program is the sure way to solve some of its problems. Identifying Certification Goals. Rops advocates that before starting a credentialing program, an organization needs to identify its certification target and goals. Then identify how certification will address that challenge with a goal statement. The same holds true for a certification program.

New Certification Exam Prep Tool Sets Student Members Up for Success

Associations Now

An online instructive tool helps the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ student members review for their certification exam. The post New Certification Exam Prep Tool Sets Student Members Up for Success appeared first on Associations Now

Do We Need Social Media Certification? - BlogClump

BlogClump

Do We Need Social Media Certification? My friend Maddie Grant tweeted this post the other day about Social Media Certification. I bet these folks doing the certifications are trying to become the authority by offering them. I am not advocating a certification, but there might be a way to do one that wasnt totally full of fluff. But isnt that like all certifications? Do We Need Social Media Certification? skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Stronger by Association: Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification

AMR Management Services

Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification. The foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the CMP program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industrys highest standard of professionalism. Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification.

Association Certification and Accreditation Programs: Minimizing the Liability Risks

Plexus Consulting

Venable LLP, Washington, DC Certification and accreditation programs ("certification" programs) sponsored by trade and professional associations are increasingly common. However, standard-setting and certification programs are not without liability risk, sometimes potentially significant risks. Fortunately, proper care in establishing and operating certification programs can go a long way toward minimizing those risks. by Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq.,

Association Law Blog: Certification Programs: A Legal Issues Checklist

Association Law

Certification Programs: A Legal Issues Checklist. Establishing or operating a certification program is rarely a simple matter. Certification programs frequently provide compelling membership value, and enviable revenue streams. On the other hand, numerous issues arise with a certification program. Inherent Risks of Certification Programs - Credentialing programs always involve risk. Certification Programs: A Legal Issues Checklist.

Online #learning exams and assessments.

YourMembership Blog

Why learners embrace them and associations are best qualified to deliver them. I cringe at the thought of my dreaded experiences as a youth with standardized Scantron Tests and the small answer bubbles.

Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

Perhaps of special interest to associations, 36 percent of the workforce sought education for a license or certification. Associations Learning Professional Development certification conventions lifelong learners MOOC Pew Research Center report study technology

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Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

Perhaps of special interest to associations, 36 percent of the workforce sought education for a license or certification. Associations Learning Professional Development certification conventions lifelong learners MOOC Pew Research Center report study technology

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Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – February edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Q: Transfer: Let’s say you just attended a certification course. Filed under: Associations , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: certification , Elyse Kopietz , Event Gardeian of the Month , knowledge transfer , Learning , Michigan Manufacturers Association , networking.

Just got my Marketing Essentials Certificate!

SocialFish

My boss just walked into my office and presented me with my certificate of completion for the Basic Marketing Essentials ASAE course, for which he had bought a frame from CVS. I'm really surprised at how good that made me feel. I'm a whole 18 hours closer to being ready to take my CAE exam, but it's not that - maybe it's that he recognizes that I really feel like I'm on the right path, now.

What will 2016 bring for associations?

Aaron Wolowiec

The demand for knowledge will continue to grow this year, specifically the focus on certification programs. In fact, Abila predicts certification revenue will surpass membership revenue in 2016. Let’s say your staff completes a certification program or engages in e-learning.

Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

As a result, certification programs, assessment-based certificate programs, digital badging and competency-based education are likely to be areas of significant growth for continuing education and professional development providers.”.

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The growth spurt continues for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

More than 30 percent of associations offer certification of some kind. Filed under: Associations , Marketing , Professional Development Tagged: 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarketing Report , associations , certification , continuing education , marketing , Marketing General Inc.

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The growth spurt continues for associations

Aaron Wolowiec

More than 30 percent of associations offer certification of some kind. Filed under: Associations , Marketing , Professional Development Tagged: 2016 Membership Marketing Benchmarketing Report , associations , certification , continuing education , marketing , Marketing General Inc.

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Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

During a similar powwow with the best and the brightest minds, local association leaders added certification, continuing education credits, programming for disparate experience levels, personal/professional motivation and regulations – all of which resonated with this group, as well.

Digital Badges: The 21st Century Credential

Association Adviser

Badges tell how proficient a candidate is in a skill/ability or if they’ve barely met the criteria for passing a certification. Careers Features Technology careers certification digital badges digital credentialing

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Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To

Velvet Chainsaw

Our Board of Directors speak about learning and education in of terms and attendance at workshops, number of butts in seats, compliance, certification and standards. Most certification academic standards have limited value. Many associations are slow to change.

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Poll: Continuing Education a Top Member Priority for Most Associations

Association Adviser

Even if your members are not required to obtain ongoing certification of continuing education credits, make sure you’re doing all that you can to help them advance their careers.