TOP 5 advantages of achieving a professional certificationprofessional certification

Advantage # 1:

It’s an accelerator to maximise your career potential and to reach your professional objectives.

An internationally professional certification is an accelerator, helping you maximise your career potential and to reach you professional objectives, for e.g. for an professional certified as an Auditor or an Assessor, it may provide the need qualifications to conduct audits and specific assessments in an organisation or even audits for a certification body; for a professional certified with the Foundation level, it will provide the qualifications related with the foundation concepts of a specific subject, and for an Officer, Implementer or Manager it may provide the needed qualifications for advising and participating in the implementation, management and/or maintenance of an specific framework adapted to the requirements of an organisation on a specific subject (for e.g. Privacy and Data Protection Framework, to comply with the requirements of the GDPR).

Advantage # 2:

It’s a formal and independent recognition of your competencies.

An international certification is a formal and independent recognition of the competencies of an individual by a third-party organisation, who assesses the knowledge and the experience of the professional, and provides a personal certification through a transparent process based on the most recognised practices.

 

Advantage # 3:

It’s a differentiator against the competition, providing you competitive advantage.

An international certification is definitively a differentiator against the competition. When you are applying for a new job or for a project, if you have a specific certification on the subjects, and the other individuals don’t, you are indeed in advantage.

 

Advantage # 4:

It gives your clients greater confidence in your skills and raises the credibility of your company.

An international certification gives your clients greater confidence in your skills and raises the credibility of your company or your employer. Having certified professionals ‘in house’ will tell your clients that your company holds its staff to the highest professional standards and will provide them the needed confidence to work with your company, raising the reputation of the business. Your customers will feel safer and more secure knowing they’re in certified hands of skilled professionals.

Advantage # 5:

Can lead to compensation increases or/and earning higher salaries than those of other non-certified professionals.

Earning a professional certification can lead to compensation increases, when compared with other non-certified professionals. According to salary surveys published recently by several recognised organisations, certified professionals have an average salary considerably higher than their non-certified counterparts. Depending on the certification, but this can be a difference of 20% or more. Remember that, it’s not only the fact of having a certification, but to achieve that the professional had to pass a rigorous assessment of knowledge and experience, including the verification of professional references. This recognised process aligned with ISO/IEC 17024 is being used by certification bodies from many years ago to recognise and certify professionals on certifications such as the CISSP, the CISA or the EU DPO from BEHAVIOUR.

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