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The Importance of Professional Credentialing

The Importance of Professional Credentialing

WICHITA, Kansas - Professional credentials play a vital role in today’s workforce. Industry certifications allow employers the ability to determine if a prospective employee possesses the necessary skillset, knowledge and experience to perform a specific job.

  • “Certification may positively impact company profitability and provide employees with nationally portable credentials that set them apart when seeking a new job or advancing within their current organization,” said Melissa Murer Corrigan, President of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

Qualifying Your Military Skills and Training in the Civilian Job Market

For many service members, the transition to the civilian job sector, specifically career transition, can be a daunting task. Often times, the ability to utilize military experience can be negated by the lack of formal education and professional certifications associated with the respective career field. For service members working in specialized career fields, obtaining a professional certification can open doors to immediate employment upon leaving the armed services.

In an effort to assist service members with obtaining industry-recognized professional certifications and licensures relative to their military jobs, each branch of the armed services has implemented a Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) program. The COOL programs provide service members with information on certifications that align with their active duty jobs, professional certification training programs, and how to access funding to cover the cost associated with obtaining a certification or license.

Additional information on the COOL programs can be found by accessing the following links:

www.cool.army.mil/
www.cool.navy.mil/usn/
https://afvec.langley.af.mil/afvec/Public/COOL/
 

Visit the Center For Corporate Learning Web site for more information regarding certification courses.