Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Certification

Potential Benefits to the Field:
  • Standardizes practices and/or standards within an industry
  • Advances the specialty/field
  • Increases cooperation between organizations in the same discipline
  • Provides a means for an industry to self-regulate
Potential Benefits to Those with Current Certification:
  • Grants recognition of knowledge and skills by a third party
  • Enhances professional reputation
  • Provides personal accomplishment
  • Supports continued professional development
  • Demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field of practice
  • Demonstrates a specific level of knowledge and skill
  • Increases opportunities for career advancement and/or increased earnings
  • Validates skills and knowledge
  • Communicates credibility
  • Serves as a differentiator in a competitive job market
  • Meets employer or governmental requirements
Potential Benefits to Employers:
  • Improves customer satisfaction
  • Increases competence level of employees
  • Useful in making employment decisions
  • Provides professional development opportunities for employees
  • Ongoing enhancement of knowledge and skills
  • Increases confidence in employees' abilities
  • Demonstrates employers' commitment to competence
  • Provides means to establish and enforce an ethical code
  • Provides compliance with industry regulation/government requirements
  • Increases safety
Potential Benefits to the public:
  • Provides means to establish and enforce an ethical code
  • Standardizes practice and/or standards within an industry
  • Advances the specialty/field and increases cooperation between organizations in the same discipline
  • Provides a means for an industry to self-regulate
  • Helps in identifying qualified service providers
  • Increases confidence in service providers
  • Provides disciplinary process to follow in case of complaints