Certification of the competency of workers is a standard role of professional associations, such as ADWA. Certification has several components:
- Core competencies that include standards to be met
- Evidence that the worker meets those standards of knowledge, skill or ability
- A process by which evidence is gathered and evaluated fairly
It is important that the standards be easy to understand and demonstrable/measurable by some means (e.g., assessed coursework, work sample, essay test, testamonial).
If you are interested in being part of the certification pilot (2018) watch this short video that explains how you can apply: