Benefits of Earning SAE Certificates

  • Validates mastery of industry-driven training and learning objectives
  • Confirms mastery of an industry-generated body of knowledge
  • Provides international recognition of your knowledge and capabilities
  • Provides a portable credential that is recognized across industry
  • Demonstrates your commitment to continuing professional development

Credentialing Value to YOUR ORGANIZATION

  • Recognizes the capabilities of your people
  • Enhances your company's credibility with corporate customers
  • Contributes to the hiring and promotion process
  • Encourages employee participation in continuing education
  • Provides an independent internal and external assessment
  • Supports the promotion of professional competence

Additional FAQs

What is the difference between a Certificate and a Certification?

Certification Certificate
  • Results from an assessment process that recognizes an individual's knowledge, skills and competency in a particular specialty
  • Typically requires professional experience
  • Awarded by a third-party, standard-setting organization, typically not for profit
  • Indicates mastery/competency as measured against a defensible set of standards, usually by application or exam
  • Standards set through a defensible, industry-wide process (job analysis/role delineation) that results in an outline of required knowledge and skills
  • Typically results in credentials to be listed after one's name (LNCC, ONC, CCRN)
  • Has ongoing requirements in order to maintain; holder must demonstrate he/she continues to meet requirements
  •  Results from an educational process
  • For newcomers and experienced professionals
  • Awarded by educational programs or institutions often for-profit
  • Indicates completion of a course or series of courses with a specific focus (different than a degree granting program)
  • Course content determined by the specific provider or institution, not standardized
  • Usually listed on a resume detailing education
  • Demonstrates knowledge of course content at the end of a set period in time

Once I earn a credential, is my name kept on file?
Yes, SAE keeps your name on file for the each credential. Once requirements are completed, please notify SAE Customer Service, 877-606-7323 or Once your transcript is audited and completion of courses verified, your certificate will be issued.

What are the requirements for obtaining a credential?
Each credential has different requirements. Please visit the individual credential for Requirement information.

For additional information about the Credentialing program, please email or call 1-877-606-7323.