Why Certification is Important

Why certification is important

Business Management Daily Editors June 5, 2013 PRINT TO PDF

by Joan Burge Great administrators are known as those who do their best, work at the top of their game and who work like they are in a profession of choice. One of the strongest ways to send that message is when you choose to become certified. Certification demonstrates to those around you that you can set goals and achieve objectives—you can be trusted to go the distance. So why should you choose to become certified?

  1. You build confidence! Having that certificate on your wall sends a great positive message to everyone you work with.

  2. You gain new skills and competencies. You need to become—and re­­main—competitive.

  3. You reinvent yourself. Reinventing yourself means you remain current and viable; you transcend age. This is critical because no matter your chronological age, you need to be adaptable.

  4. You broaden your perspective. When you grow, you gain new in­­sights that allow you to approach your work in a new, fresh way. You think more creatively and strategically.

  5. You gain reputational prowess within your company. Framed certificates communicate that you care, that you “get it” and are serious about the business.

  6. You master your time. When you decide to go the second mile for your career, you learn how to harness all that “free time” spent surfing the television and ‘net, and at the water cooler chatting.

  7. You decide to value yourself more highly. Yes, it takes effort to work a certification through to completion. But it’s so worth it!

  8. You can compete. In this competitive job market, you need every tool and resource in your toolkit.


If you are interested in exploring certifications or know what you want to do please contact David Morton at david.morton@dshs.wa.gov




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