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As per our earlier conversation: These are certificate programs, not
Certificate programs give you a certificate that you passed their
Certification programs give you a certification that is generally
recognized by outside bodies as proof of your qualifications.
For example, I have a certificate that I passed the QAI ISO 13485:2003
Lead Quality Auditor program, as instructed by an RABQSA-recognized QMS
Lead Auditor. This is *not* the same as a certification of being an
RABQSA-recognized QMS Lead Auditor - which I am not.
From: Mike McCallister
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2012 12:35 PM
To: suraj jayan
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Online Certification for Technical Writers
Your timing is a little off, as Vancouver Island University advertised
TechWhirl all last week about their program and associated webinar.
Fortunately, they appear to be having another one next month: http://pr.viu.ca/techcomm/webreg.asp
I have no experience with this (or any other) online certificate
but do appreciate VIU's support for this community.
I'll also note that my alma mater, the University of
has an online graduate level certificate in Professional Writing and
Communication. Information is here: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/techcom/index.cfm
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