NEW YORK, NY, USA - Recognizing the need to build better information on WTCA members and increase the number of members undergoing quality assessment, the WTCA will be launching a new Basic Certification program in 2015.
Basic Certification will be the entry level of our existing full certification program (currently Blue/Silver) and provides the additional benefit of qualifying a WTC for WTCA Board of Directors nomination eligibility and General Assembly host eligibility.
Basic Certification is an online self-certification that includes Reciprocity as its cornerstone. A WTC is required to certify in the new “Reciprocity” category, plus one additional service/facilities category. Basic Certification will enable members to highlight their strengths and contributions to the WTC Network. By providing details of their WTC Operation through the completion of the InfoShare and Basic Certification forms and uploading documented evidence of services and facilities, a WTC can complete the self-certification in one to three business days, depending on the number of categories proposed. (It does not require a site visit or third party review.)
Basic Certification requirements are:
Over the past three months, six WTCs have pilot tested and have achieved Basic Certification. Participating WTCs expressed a high-level of satisfaction with the program and gave input on improving it before it’s launch at the end of next quarter.
Please join us in thanking and congratulating them on achieving Basic Certification!
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In the future, all Basic Certification awards will be highlighted on the WTCA Portal profile for each participating WTC. Currently, only the full (Blue/Silver) certifications are noted.
For more information, please contact Certification Manager Natalie Rideau at email@example.com.