When selecting a training or certification company, there are some factors you should consider. The information provided below is designed to help you decide if a certification through the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI) is right for you.
MSI is a certification company, not a “training” provider. When you purchase a program from us; what you are purchasing is the certification exam. We provide exam-prep training material for free as part of that purchase for most certifications.
Professional Development certifications are not “accredited” like a college or university. Training and certification companies are recognized by industry-specific accreditation’s and certifying bodies, based on the programs they provide. There is no centralized accrediting agency for professional development certifications. When selecting a certification or training provider, you should consider the factors below:
Many training and certification companies are unrecognized. You want to verify that the company you select has been recognized through an independent 3rd-party.
MSI currently holds the following industry accreditation’s and recognition:
– Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited [View]
– MSI sets standards for Six Sigma through the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.
– CPD Accredited Organization.
– Approved by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
– Federally registered US Government Contractor [CAGE code 795L1].
– VA Approved Licensure and Certification Testing: Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Before selecting a certification body, do some research on the company. Thanks to the internet, it’s fairly easy to research companies to see if they are respected within their industry. Many times, a company’s reputation is even more important than industry recognition. Here is some information to help you research MSI:
Certifications obtained through a U.S. based company hold significant weight over other certifications, especially with U.S. based companies. You should be able to easily verify this from a company’s “About Us” or “Contact Us” page. If a company hides its location, this is a good sign that they are not located within the U.S.
Very few certification companies have a satisfaction guarantee. This is either because they “just want your money,” or they don’t believe in the programs they are selling. When selecting a certification company, check to see if they believe in what they offer.
This may seem like a strange question, but many companies can’t answer it. Explore a company’s website and see if you can get a feel for what they stand for. Do they donate to charity? Do they care about you, or just your money?
1) The Golden Rule
3) Affordable Skills
We treat our members, our business partners, and our employees the way we want to be treated.
We are honest in our dealings and we adhere to our ethical principles. We are here to “do good”.
To help others through professional development and certification of their skills in an affordable and convenient manner.
The acceptance of a certification, regardless of who the certification is through, is always at the sole discretion of the company hiring you. You should consult with your employer to verify acceptance of any certification before you enroll in a course.