The Value in Certification

Earning certification shows your current or potential employer you have ambition and the desire to continually grow in your field. Education is typically a determining factor when employers are looking to promote or hire. So why wouldn’t you consider making yourself a priority and furthering your career?

Consider the following reasons to get certified in the communication field.

Professional growth

Not many communication professionals want to remain complacent in their careers, but mapping out your success story sometimes isn’t an easy feat. The first step is deciding you’re going to take your career—and possibly even your whole department—to new heights by showing tangible evidence of your drive and expertise.

Career advancement

Having a professional certification under your belt immediately makes you more marketable for a promotion or a new position. It’s widely known that having specific credentials in the communication field not only sets you apart from competing candidates, but it also boosts your chances of earning deserved raises and promotions.

Set yourself apart

The job market is competitive across all functions in the communication field, which is why it’s so important to arm yourself with credentials that will showcase your expertise and skill sets. The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) currently offers two levels of certification that could help you land your next big opportunity or perform at a higher level in your current role.

Stay current

Certification is certainly a time commitment. It’s not just about getting certified, but also renewing your certification(s). A professional is, in the view of the GCCC, defined by a commitment to keep up to date with current practice and to contribute to the body of knowledge and the development of other professionals.

Take the first step in learning how you can get certified. View the GCCC Handbook and see if you meet the criteria to sit for an exam.