What is certification: Definition and 25 Discussions

Certification is part of Testing, inspection and certification and the provision by an independent body of written assurance (a certificate) that the product, service or system in question meets specific requirements. It is the formal attestation or confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, or organization. This confirmation is often, but not always, provided by some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit. Accreditation is a specific organization's process of certification. According to the U.S. National Council on Measurement in Education, a certification test is a credentialing test used to determine whether individuals are knowledgeable enough in a given occupational area to be labeled "competent to practice" in that area.

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    NuScale Modular Reactor gets NRC certification

    NuScale Power a startup company whose product is a modular reactor of 50 MW has received NRC certification so utilities can reference this reactor in their application to build a power plant using this design...
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    Passed ClickMinded Certification

    Hi, I just took and passed the ClickMinded Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (making things show up higher on Google) certification. I'm networking with these 2 people from high school to get me a job either at some restaurant or that restaurant's corporate office for a salaried digital...
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    Job Skills Google AdWords/Digital Marketing Certification

    Hi, I'm at the final exam part of the Google AdWords certification. I am going to take the final exam tomorrow morning. https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage/certification This certification should look great on my Resume to get an entry level marketing specialist/SEO job. I never...
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    Earned Amazon Web Services Certified Associate Certification

    Hi, On Udemy.com (Online courses) I just earned the Amazon Web Services Certified Associate 2018 certification. My job prospects are obviously a lot better. I have 22 certifications now total. I want to start a business, but I am unemployed right now and don't know where the heck that business...
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    JavaScript Just passed Alison AngularJS Certification

    Hi, On Alison.com (online certification courses), I literally just passed the Introduction to AngularJS computer programming certification!

    I want to know about Computer Network Engineering certification programs

    i want to do the certification programme in ccna & ccnp for network engineering. is it good for me to do?
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    TOEFL or IELTS Certification for University?

    How should I choose one of them? Is it like universities in some countries accept one and universities in other countries accept the other? Thanks
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    Testing Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, CompTIA A+, & more

    Hi People, I'm being scheduled to take the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam sometime in the summer 2017. They already have the registration deadlines/dates up for 2017 already. It's an Open-book, open-notes, calculator-allowed test according to what I've been reading online. I'm...
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    Secondary Physics Certification in Illinois?

    I was recently kicked out of my teacher licensing program at an online university because my host teacher and I were not compatible. I was demonstration teaching at a high school and I knew it was a lost cause when the HT said "It's obvious you're going to have a different teaching style that me...
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    Physics Medical Physicist jobs, with UK certification.

    Hi, I have dual citizenship, UK and US, and I have done my degree (Bsc and Msc) at UK universities. As well as 3 years of working as a radiotherapy physicist at a UK hospital. I am looking at moving back to the US so long as I can get a job in my field. Does anybody know what...
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    Is Lean Six Sigma Certification Worth the Effort?

    I currently work in semiconductors (research) and I am interested in earning my Lean Six Sigma certification, possibly through a university online class. Has anyone gone through the process? If so, what is the level of difficulty to obtain a green belt? I have a solid background in statistics...
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    Aircraft Certification (Static Electricity Dischargers)

    The little wicks placed at the wingtips to get rid of static electricity on the wings and body of the aircraft are vital to aircraft. I am interested in what the certification requirements for placing these ont he wings. I assue the formula of would include things like 1-surface area 2-speed...
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    Should I Take a PMP Certification Course?

    People are required to acquire at least 35 PDU before taking the test. The course includes management of (time, budget, quality, human resources, communication, risks etc). But all are theories. I am thinking to take one but I may not take the test because it costs too much (> USD 500). Do you...
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    Medical Physics Without Certification

    I was really hoping to get a degree in medical physics but due to the bottleneck in the residency programs I am worried that I won't get into a residency and thus not get certified. Not being certified would really limit my job opportunities. I am wondering what my options are if I don't end...
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    ASME Tank Certification: Pros and Cons for Nitrogen/Fire Aid System Tanks

    I am part of a potentially fast growing company here in the states. We've designed and manufactured a nitrogen/fire aid system that consist of 30 & 60 gallon tanks that hold the actual fire aid foam solution (not the nitrogen). Our tanks are not ASME certified so I have the following...
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    Certification of Sound Level Meter (Not calibration)

    Hi, I would like to know if anyone knows where can I find people who do certification of Sound Level Meter (Not calibration). I need to certify my Sound Level Meter to IEC 61672. Please provide details if you know who can do it. Thank you. Best Regards, Richard
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    Question regarding certification

    I'm currently a senior two semesters away from graduating with an undergraduate degree in mathematics education and am starting to consider going into the wireless industry (I know this isn't the EE forum, but I don't believe the discipline of engineering really matters). My question is: In...
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    Teaching High School Without Teacher Certification?

    As title asks, is it possible? I'm eventually aiming for a bachelor's in pure math with minor in philosophy/physics. I could get my master's before or after getting a job. Thanks -F
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    Is Pursuing CAD Certification Worth Delaying My BS in Engineering?

    I need help making a decision on wither to pursue CAD certification. I'm a part time student finishing up on my Associate of Science. I work for an engineering group doing Detailer work in Catia V5. For a raise at my work, I want to pursue GD&T certification. I spoke with my college and if I...
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    Pressure vessel certification?

    Hi All I'm looking into getting some shell and tube heat exchangers ASME certified for my company and was wondering if anyone could help me with the process. I know that we are trying to get a "U" stamp and need to get the code books that are required. There is also a few forms that we have...
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    Schools Would Sun Java Certification significantly help my grad school prospects?

    I'm a physics student in the penultimate year of my degree. I'm quite good at programming and was thinking this summer I'd put in 3 months of effort and get Sun Java Certification. Would this be worth the effort? Would it be something which would be very attractive to a prospective grad...
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    Can I work under a Mechanical PE if I want to take the Civil PE exam?

    I am a Civil Engineering major, and I work full time as an Energy Rater and would like to pursue this career path. When I look around the leaders in the energy rating/auditing industry, I see a mix of Civil and Mechanical engineers all with PE's. I am trying to find work under these PE certified...
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    Boiler and Pressure Vessel certification

    I would like to know what steps I need to take to become a certified pressure vessel designer builder and user. I searched the ASME website pretty extensively and there are a bunch of courses offered but it is hard to find anything specific on becoming certified.
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    IT Certification: A+ & Helpdesk for 40+ Science Lab Worker

    I start my B Science majoring in physics in March. I have six months off work but in June I have to go back to work. I work as a driver at night. I will continue to study during the day part-time or whatever I can handle and balance with work. I also want to pursue IT certification. I have a...
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    Join the cisco courses so i can get a certification

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