How do I get Training Certification?

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  • Written By: Malcolm Tatum
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 18 February 2018
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Many professions and vocations today require qualified candidates to undergo some form of training. The training may be conducted under the auspices of an employer, by an independent educational institution or by specialists who offer training in specific skills and disciplines. With many of these educational opportunities, attendees are awarded training certification at the end of the training process.

The exact method of earning a training certification will vary from one situation to another. However, there are a few basics that usually apply to the successful completion of any training program. If you want to receive your training certificate at the end of the course, seminar, or program, here is what you need to do.

Just about any training program will include printed materials that are distributed to the attendees. Often, these materials help to provide an overview of the data that will be covered during the course. Taking the time to review this information shortly after receiving it will make it much easier to get an idea for the structure of the training and help you prepare to participate in any way deemed appropriate by the corporate trainer or certified instructor.


Attendance and punctuality are just as important to earning a training certification as with any type of degree program. No matter how articulate and accessible the training specialist may be, he or she cannot impart knowledge unless attendees arrive on time and are present at every session. In fact, many training programs require that attendees miss no more than one or two sessions during the course of the training. Failure to comply with this provision may render it impossible to obtain the certification without repeating the coursework at a later date.

Active participation is also key to earning a training certification. In many cases, the training specialist is not only concerned with imparting knowledge but also making sure students assimilate the data and relate it to their own situations. By asking questions, offering comments and taking part in classroom activities, attendees convey to the specialist how well they understand the information provided, often paving the way for obtaining the certification at the end of the course.

While this is not always true, many training programs require an exam or test at the end of the course. As with the classroom participation, the training exam is a chance for the instructor to determine how well students have assimilated the data and are likely to make use of it in the future. When the training program is operated by an employer, the results of the exam may also play a role in determining the chances for advancement or merit increases in salary or wages. From this perspective, the student not only wishes to earn training certification, but also do very well with the exam itself.

Since many training programs are directly related to job responsibilities, it is not unusual for employers to insist upon employees obtaining training certification in various disciplines or coursework. For employees, earning the certification can make a big difference in terms of receiving raises or winning promotions over the years.



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