Alberta Disability Workers Association
Building a Valued, Proud & Professional Workforce

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).