Certificates

Certificates Program

Pathways gives you multiple paths to get recognition for all your learning achievements, with content delivered using a mix of learning methods from in-person, virtual, or on-demand. The Certificates Program is tiered, letting you build stackable credentialing paths to show an increase in breadth and depth of learning as you move up and across tiers.

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Pathways - Core Certificates
  • Level 1: Competency Badges

  • Level 3: Designations

How are they different? Certificates vs. Certification

CERTIFICATES

CERTIFICATION

FOCUS

Educate individuals on specific learning objectives Assess education, experience, knowledge and skill

TO EARN CREDENTIAL

  • Must meet eligibility requirements
  • Must participate in learning event(s)
  • Must pass assessment demonstrating achievement of learning objectives
  • Must meet eligibility requirements
  • Must pass assessment demonstrating current knowledge and skills as defined in the test content online

TO MAINTAIN CREDENTIAL

  • No ongoing requirements
  • Certificates are not revoked
  • You can earn a new certificate at specified intervals
  • Must meet ongoing requirements such as continuing education at specified intervals and adherence to the NIGP Code of Ethics
  • Certification can be revoked if requirements are not met