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Choosing the Right Model – Certificate or Certification

Certificate and Certification programs are both popular and productive credentialing business models. But there are important differences.

Do you know how to tell them apart? Do you know how they can be best leveraged for your particular association?

Learn how the structural differences can impact your choice as well as considerations for building a quality program.

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As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.