Certification is the result of getting certified by means of an official assessment, usually an examination or a test, based on specific industry standards.
Earning a certificate is a way for you to earn education credits, and/or contact hours that count towards such credits, in a structured and a discipline-specific way.
A certificate can prepare you to advance in your career, or to gain the extra knowledge needed to stay competitive and up-to-date in your field. As such, a completion of the certificate course demonstrates evidence of specialized education achievement.
A certificate program or course does not lead to a professional certification, in other words, earning a certificate is not the same as becoming certified. However, a certificate program or course could help you prepare to earn a professional field-specific certification.
|Result of an assessment process||Result of an educational process|
|Typically requires experience||For newcomers and experienced professionals|
|Indicates competency measured against a standard, usually by examination||Indicates completion of a course or series of courses with a particular focus|
|Standards set through an industry-wide process||Course content set through academic process|
|Typically results in a designation to use after one’s name (CRTS)||Usually listed on a resume detailing education|
|Often has ongoing maintenance/learning requirement (C.E.U.s)||Demonstrates knowledge of course content|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I receive a Certificate of Completion?
All of our courses culminate in a Certificate of Completion. You should be able to simply print it out or save from the last page of the course. If you do not see an option to print or save your certificate, please make sure you are indeed on the last page of the course and contact our support.
I participated in a group training session, how do I get my Certificate of Completion?
We conduct regular group training sessions. Group training sessions are not certificate courses. We do not issue certificates of completion for group training sessions.
How do I sign up for the group training on my base?
We conduct regular group training sessions throughout the year. These group training sessions are open to all service members. Please contact your education center or your superior for more information.
How do I become a Certified Running Technique Specialist?
This certification can be achieved by successfully completing the certification exam conducted by Romanov Academy of Sport Science. Click here to learn more.