Session 3:
The Value of Certification in the Military Community

Name/title of Presenters:
Sandra Winborne, Education Program Manager, U.S. government; Shawn O'Brien, Vice President, Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE)

Description of training session:
Certification of specialized skill-sets affirms a knowledge and experience base for practitioners in a particular field, their employers, and the general public. Certification represents a declaration of an individual’s professional competence. This program will highlight the value of certifications to the military community, provide information on the DANTES Examination Program Handbook (DEPH) which lists the credentialing organizations that work with DANTES to make their certification examinations accessible to the military worldwide, and explore the value of Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (CCOL).

Learning Objectives:

Outcome measures:
Participants will complete a survey indicating level of increased knowledge and relevance of application.

Practical application:
Highlight the value of certifications to the military community, provide information on the DANTES Examination Program Handbook (DEPH) and explore the value of Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (CCOL).