Formal training certificate.
Non-credentialed training program.
Formal training certificate
A third-party assessment of an individual's level of knowledge or proficiency in a certain industry or profession. They are granted by authorities in the field, such as professional societies and universities, or by private certificate-granting agencies.
Ex. Forklift operator license, Smart Serve certification.
Micro-credentials are rapid training programs offered by postsecondary education institutions.
Non-credentialed training program
A program of structured training or instruction that does not lead to the attainment of a formal qualification or award, for example, short courses, product-specific training and industry- or organization-specific training.
Ex. Professional development workshops, LinkedIn workshop, Time Management course.
Certificates offer short-term learning that prepares you for work in specific occupations. Certificates can:
- take one year or less of full-time study to complete
- need some high school studies for admission
- sometimes be transferred as earned credit or used for admission to a diploma program
Ex. Nurse Practitioner certification, CAD Design program