The history and future of career certifications,
and our philosophy
Certifications prove individuals have basic knowledge, skills and competencies in particular topical areas proven by passing an exam.
The problem is many use traditional career certifications as a way to limit the number of people with the certification. Traditional career certifications assume the tougher it is to become certified, the more valuable the certification is to those who already have it. That is just not true.
Traditional career certifications use techniques like formal educational requirements (degrees, etc...), years of experience, and theoretical, academic, curved exams (~60% of people can fail the exams) to limit the number of certified professionals and make you pass re-testing fees over and over again.
Those techniques are discriminatory!
Traditional career certifications take years to complete, and often tens of thousands of dollars in preparation materials, applications, testing fees and study time ... and that doesn't even cover the anxiety and shame you feel by failing the tricky exams multiple times, or the degrees you had to get before you could even take the exams.
Traditional career certifications are developed through committees, over a period of many years and cannot keep pace with our ever increasingly changing, modern world.
Saddest still, much of the content taught through the traditional career certification process is now antiquated, wrong and doesn't help you do your job better since they are academic in nature and based on theory.
You deserve better.
People who understand the material, have passed the exam, and maintain continuing professional education (CPE) credits should be able to get certified, right?
Certifications should teach lasting principles that are practical, not techniques and detailed practices that become obsolete shortly after development, right?
The more people that become certified, the more we help the profession and add more value to our organizations, right?
Organizations are expecting modern employees with the right skills. Traditional career certifications don't help you do that.
Have you fully considered what it will cost you if you don't become more strategic, agile, and proactive?
It just won't hold you back in your career, but it could even mean losing over $1 million of potential income over your career.
The knowledge, skills, and competencies you need to face the new challenges now and in the future, are available in cRisk Academy modern certifications ... you can earn in 1-2 weeks.