Professional certification

Aria K. Krumwiede, CFA And Hunter P. Daniel, CFA Earn Distinguished CFP® Designation

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 8:18pm

They join our team of 18 other CFP professionals bringing the ratio to over one-third of the Dowling & Yahnke staff currently holding this designation.

Key Points: 
  • They join our team of 18 other CFP professionals bringing the ratio to over one-third of the Dowling & Yahnke staff currently holding this designation.
  • To earn this designation, a candidate must pass the comprehensive CFP Certification Examination.
  • Earning a CFP designation demonstrates an individual's commitment to providing superior service, now and in the future."
  • Hunter Daniel is a Portfolio Management Analyst and is responsible for daily trading, implementation and ongoing management of portfolios at Dowling & Yahnke.

MAXIMUS Receives Certification by the National Committee for Quality Assurance

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that it has been certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Credentials Verification Organization (CVO).

Key Points: 
  • MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that it has been certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Credentials Verification Organization (CVO).
  • CVO Certification is a quality assessment program that organizations can use to assess the credentials of physicians.
  • CVO Certification provides MAXIMUS clients with the assurance that the credentials of the providers supporting its government clients are operating in accordance with proven industry standards and best practices.
  • A national oversight committee of physicians analyzes the teams finding and determines certification based on the CVOs compliance with NCQA standards.

Service Corporation International Receives 'Great Place to Work®' Certification

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:51pm

"We applaud SCI for seeking employee feedback and earning this certification," said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of Great Place to Work Certification and List Production.

Key Points: 
  • "We applaud SCI for seeking employee feedback and earning this certification," said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of Great Place to Work Certification and List Production.
  • Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America's leading provider of deathcare products and services.
  • For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit our website at www.sci-corp.com .
  • As used herein, "Service Corporation International" and "SCI" refer to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

ManageAssist, Inc. Achieves Accreditation to issue the IACET CEU

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 9:02pm

HAZLET, N.J., Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ManageAssist, Inc. has achieved accreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Key Points: 
  • HAZLET, N.J., Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ManageAssist, Inc. has achieved accreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • As a result of this accreditation, ManageAssist, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU (Continuing Education Unit).
  • MAI has been delivering innovative workforce development training programs since 2000 for domestic businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, and service industries.
  • Employees who take these accredited CEU courses will be able to count the credits towards professional and educational certifications, licenses, and degrees.

The Commission (CCMC) celebrates National Case Management Week with professional development and learning opportunities that help case managers who are Going for Greatness everyday

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:41pm

The Commission for Case Manager Certification confirmed its commitment to professional and workforce development in advance of National Case Management Week starting October 13, 2019.

Key Points: 
  • The Commission for Case Manager Certification confirmed its commitment to professional and workforce development in advance of National Case Management Week starting October 13, 2019.
  • To help case managers stay certified, the Commission is offering three "buy-one, get-one" CE packages through the CMLearning Network through October 31.
  • "We invite case managers to visit the CMLearning Network to celebrate National Case Management Week along with the Commission by investing in themselves and taking advantage of these professional development opportunities.
  • The Commission for Case Manager Certification is the first and largest nationally accredited case management certification organization, credentialing nearly 50,000 professional case managers and disability management specialists.

Updated Guide Helps Farmers and Businesses Fund Animal Welfare Certification

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 2:00pm

The updated Welfare Certification Guide helps farmers and businesses compare independent certification programs and builds on an existing resource developed in 2017 to take an in-depth look at the most meaningful animal welfare certification programs in the United States: Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World, Certified Humane, and Global Animal Partnership (GAP).

Key Points: 
  • The updated Welfare Certification Guide helps farmers and businesses compare independent certification programs and builds on an existing resource developed in 2017 to take an in-depth look at the most meaningful animal welfare certification programs in the United States: Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World, Certified Humane, and Global Animal Partnership (GAP).
  • New resources in the updated Farm Animal Welfare Certification Guide include:
    Expanded funding section featuring grants from non-profit organizations and states, including the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative in Vermont, the first state to pass a law enabling funding for welfare-certified farming.
  • To date, only Vermont has passed legislation explicitly naming animal welfare certification projects as eligible for grant funding, though the updated Welfare Certification Guide attempts to identify all the existing state and federal resources available to farmers.
  • The program is dedicated to informing consumers about meaningfully better options in the marketplace, including those bearing animal welfare certifications Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane, Global Animal Partnership Level 2+, and plant-based products.

Veterans Say Non-Degree Credentials Pay Off

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 5:30pm

And those credentials provide meaningful financial returns: veterans with certificates or certifications earn an average of $10,000 more per year than veterans with no postsecondary credential.

Key Points: 
  • And those credentials provide meaningful financial returns: veterans with certificates or certifications earn an average of $10,000 more per year than veterans with no postsecondary credential.
  • Prior research has shown that the skills and knowledge veterans gain in the military are often under-recognized and undervalued by civilian employers.
  • This new report, "Veterans Without Degrees: The Benefits and Opportunities of Certificates and Certifications," draws on veterans' perspectives to understand the value of non-degree credentials as a means of translating military-based learning and the civilian labor market.
  • We have to develop stackable, portable credentials that enable veterans to harness their prior learning as they work toward additional credentials, degrees or civilian careers."

2018 Cohort of Newly Certified Physician Assistants is the Profession's Largest, Youngest Yet

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

Thelatest Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants , published by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), indicates that 9,287 physician assistants were certified for the first time in 2018, a 26.5 percent increase from 2013.

Key Points: 
  • Thelatest Statistical Profile of Recently Certified Physician Assistants , published by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), indicates that 9,287 physician assistants were certified for the first time in 2018, a 26.5 percent increase from 2013.
  • 72.5 percent of the cohort are under 30 years old, making it the youngest group of Certified PAs yet.
  • Like the larger PA workforce, women made up the majority of newly Certified PAs, with 73.9 percent.
  • The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is the only certifying organization for the 131,000 physician assistants (PAs) in the United States.

Perkuto Receives Dual Marketo Certifications Acknowledging Service Quality, Expertise and Innovation

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:15pm

Specifically, Perkuto was awarded recognition as an Adobe specialized partner for Marketo Engage, certifying Perkuto's technical expertise and proven track record for successful customer implementations.

Key Points: 
  • Specifically, Perkuto was awarded recognition as an Adobe specialized partner for Marketo Engage, certifying Perkuto's technical expertise and proven track record for successful customer implementations.
  • Perkuto's campaign simplification application, Jeto, was also certified by the LaunchPoint Technology Partner Program for its high-quality integration with Marketo Engage.
  • Adobe specialized partners achieve this certification through verification of staff expertise and credentials, demonstration of implementation proficiency, and submission of customer references.
  • Perkuto is a certified service partner for Marketo Engage, Adobe, Bizible, and Microsoft.

WGU Offers Scholarships to Address Teacher Shortage

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:00pm

According to the Economic Policy Institution, the U.S. teacher shortage could reach 200,000 by 2025, up from 110,000 in 2018.

Key Points: 
  • According to the Economic Policy Institution, the U.S. teacher shortage could reach 200,000 by 2025, up from 110,000 in 2018.
  • Competency-based, nonprofit WGU offers 16 programs that lead to teacher licensure : 10 bachelor's degrees, five master's degrees, and one post-baccalaureate certification.
  • The Become a Teacher Scholarship will help more aspiring teachers earn their license and answer the call of the classroom.
  • To learn more or to apply, visit the WGU Become a Teacher Scholarship webpage .