Advantages of Certification


Certification can lead to better visibility, opportunities, and jobs. In today's increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are so important. Sure, you know you've got the skills to do the job, but how do you convince potential customers and employers you do?For many career-minded professionals, certification is often the answer.

 

Potential benefits to the Field

 

  • Standardizes practices and/or standards within an industry
  • Advances the specialty/field
  • Increases cooperation between organizations in the same discipline
  • Provides a means for an industry to self-regulate

 

Potential benefits to those with current Certification

 

  • Grants recognition of knowledge and skills by a third party
  • Enhances professional reputation Provides personal accomplishment
  • Supports continued professional development
  • Demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field of practice
  • Demonstrates a specific level of knowledge and skill Increases opportunities for career advancement and/or increased earnings
  • Can validate skills and knowledge
  • Could communicate credibility
  • Serves as a differentiator in a competitive job market

 

Potential Benefits to Employers

 

  • Improves customer satisfaction Increases competence level of employees
  • Useful in making employment decisions
  • Provides professional development opportunities for employees
  • Ongoing enhancement of knowledge and skills Increases confidence in employees abilities
  • Demonstrates employers acommitment to competence
  • Could provide means to establish and enforce an ethical code
  • Can provide compliance with industry regulation/ government requirements Increases safety

 

Potential Benefits to the Public

 

  • Standardizes practice and/or standards within an industry
  • Advances the specialty/field and increases cooperation between organizations in the same discipline
  • Provides a means for an industry to self-regulate
  • Helps in identifying qualified service providers Increases confidence in service providers
  • Provides disciplinary process to follow in case of complaints