What Business Certification Programs are Available?

Earning a certification in your field has several benefits, including helping you find a job, earn a higher salary, and qualify for promotions. Just what kind of business certification programs are available? Let’s take a look at your options.

Specialized Certifications

First, you can go through programs that help you earn certifications within your specific area of business. These certifications are sometimes necessary to work in your field. Other times, these certifications are not necessary, but will help you in your field. Examples of certifications you can pursue include:

  • Accreditation in Public Relations
  • Accredited Financial Analyst
  • Accredited Purchasing Practitioners
  • Accredited Valuation Analyst
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Certified eMarketer
  • Certified Public Relations Counselor
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources

These certifications are typically managed by professional organizations, and in order to qualify, you need to complete a training program and/or take an exam in the field.

Certification for Specific Jobs

If you work in a specific place, you might be able to get a certification that helps you work at that location. Some examples include:

  • Certified Call Center Manager
  • Certified Facility Manager
  • Certified Outsourcing Professional
  • Certified Manager of Animal Resources

This is not by far a complete list. You probably didn’t originally study in this field, but rather in a more general field, so earning a professional certification allows you learn and show specific skills related to your job.

Leadership Certifications

No matter what your specialization and where you work, you can also pursue more generalized certifications that prepare you to be a better leader. These include:

  • Chartered Manager
  • Certified in Management
  • Certified Professional Manager
  • Certified Business Manager
  • Certified International Project Manager

The types of certifications you can pursue to become a better leader depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and what kind of work experience you have. In some cases, you might need to earn an advanced degree before you qualify to take a certification exam, and other times you need just a short training program and relevant work experience.

In any case, not only are training programs helpful, but you should also check out exam study programs, which will help you prepare specifically for whatever exam you’re taking for certification.

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