RE: STC Certification

Subject: RE: STC Certification
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:06:13 +0000

The punctuation and numbering errors in their TOC don't exactly flood me with confidence.


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Lauriston
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:59 PM
To: Monique Semp; TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: Re: STC Certification

I'd see STC certification on a resume as a sign of bad judgment.

A significant percentage of my work time is spent keeping up with new technologies as my company adopts them. Typically they haven't been around long enough that I could take classes in them.

Maybe at some point the STC's certification program was envisioned as something that would advance the profession, but the end result seems primarily focused on making money.

http://www.stc.org/education/certification/certification-main

Here's the TOC for the expensive textbook their expensive test is based on:

http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Technical-Communication-Today-5E/9780321907981.page

Professional Engineer licenses are issued by state governments.
Looking at the relevant California agency, there's no general continuing education requirement. Why should there be? Some specialties don't change much from decade to decade, others require at least one class a year to keep up to date with the latest changes in relevant regulations.

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References:
STC Certification: From: Claire Lundeby
Re: STC Certification: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: STC Certification: From: Monique Semp
Re: STC Certification: From: Robert Lauriston

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