ATD Links Archive
Issue Map
ATD Links Archive
ATD Links

Certification Vs. Certificate: What's the Difference and How Can They Aid Career-Development Efforts?

Friday, April 7, 2006

As a business professional, you've probably questioned the difference between a certificate program and a certification program. The two very similar terms seem to get bounced around interchangeably. However, there is a big difference between the two. As an OD/Leadership professional, you likely want to understand just how the two affect your career development.

So, what is the difference between a certificate and certification? In a nutshell: A certificate is a learning event, and certific

To access this content Join ATD or sign in.