Advantages of Euro-certification for I &D professionals
The European certification of competences in information and documentation, or Euro-certification, established since January 2005 by the certifying bodies, members of the European consortium CERTIDoc, offers several advantages for professionals:
Unlike an academic diploma that recognises the acquisition of knowledge, the certification recognises experience and professional practice, that which is of interest to employers (employability, ability to cope with a professional situation, etc...). Given the changing nature of requirements, tools and practices, these competences are checked every five years.
The certification is also a way to validate an experience in the field, especially in the absence of an academic qualification or when a diploma was obtained a long time ago, or when there was significant progress in the career path (to recognize officially the evolution of the level of qualification).
The Euro-certificate is a credible document because it is issued according to a known procedure by an independent body controlled collectively at European level.The procedures of the Euro-certification conforms to the requirements of the International Standard ISO 17024: 2003 regarding the certification of persons.