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).

2020 Considerations: Certification and Digital Credentialing


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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

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.

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.

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 CAE certification eligibility requirements and program materials were developed through an industry analysis survey to identify the day-to-day knowledge used by association professionals. The benefits of CAE certification include: Individual.

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

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. Five years ago, the Society for Human Resource Management took a gamble: It decided to shift its certification exam from a knowledge-based model to a competency-based one. All of this suggests to Alonso that SHRM was “40 years overdue” in implementing the new certification model.

[Guest Post] 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. Here are a few things your association can do to build and maintain a strong certification program.

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. 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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. Those who complete the program will receive certifications from both AMA (the PCM Digital Marketing certification) and DMI (Certified Digital Marketing Professional). The post Marketing Groups Bring Joint Certification to Members appeared first on Associations Now

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.

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

@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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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?

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. .

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.

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.”.

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

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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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.

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.

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. For one association’s new two-tier membership offer, the deciding factor between the two options is a member’s desired engagement with one primary activity: certification. In APICS’ case, the focus is clear: 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.

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. ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition have endorsed a bipartisan bill introduced Dec.

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.

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. For the HR Certification Institute, that last benefit is a big reason behind its decision to launch a new certification for early-career human resource professionals. “We And an early-career certification may make it easier for those just getting started.

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.

Association Education and Certification: Best Benefit Ever?


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?

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. Last week, the HR Certification Institute and La Asociación Mexicana Dirección de Recursos Humanos announced a partnership that will bring HRCI’s global credentials to AMEDIRH’s 12,500 member organizations and other HR professionals throughout the country.