According to Merriam-Webster the definition of Certified is:
: having met the official requirements that are needed to do particular type of work
: officially approved as having met a standard
: real or genuine
I think all three fit me. Not only do I think I know what I’m doing, someone else does too! I am happy to announce that I am a CPSAE (Certified Professional Services Account Executive) and a CPSR (Certified Professional Services Recruiter). This is a certification given by TechServe Alliance.
The TechServe Alliance Certification Program recognizes mastery of industry best practices as well as knowledge of employment law and other legal issues encountered by account executives and recruiters in the professional services industry. It is the only professional certification program in the U.S. that focuses on recruiting and sales practices relating to technical services. The credential is awarded based upon strict adherence to a professional code of ethics, education, experience and passing a rigorous examination that provides an objective measure of an individual’s broad-based knowledge and competency in either recruiting or account management. Ongoing professional development is required in order to maintain the credential.
Its been almost 6 months of work it get these certifications and I will need to have 24 continuing education credits over the next three years. I have written about certifications before and you can check that out here.