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.


This designation has started my Public Procurement journey on the right foot.

Caitlyn Tracy, Loudoun County Public Schools

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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