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I am considering becoming certified although it is not needed where I work. My boss has told me not to "waste" money. Is it worth the investment from a personal standpoint? If it wasn't required would you still do it? And what is the best route to go about it?

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I am considering becoming certified although it is not needed where I work. My boss has told me not to "waste" money. Is it worth the investment from a personal standpoint? If it wasn't required would you still do it? And what is the best route to go about it?

 

 

yes, I will do it. Because that open the door of more opportunity, and just very surprise that your boss did not encourage you and belive is not to waste the money.

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Mrs. C,

 

The question you asked has a simple answer and a complex answer....which one first? Simple....great! If you want to work in the Nursing Home/Long Term Care industry...certification in any type of "specialization" in caregiving is a plus. With that said, it is an investment and does take up a chunk of time. You can go several different directions on the local, state and national levels. The two national factions are the National Association of Activity Professionals (they have created a standardization of certification) and the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals ( they have several levels of certification as well).

 

If you do not plan on staying in the field.....ehhh....that is up to you.

 

 

Now, most companies willl pay for the courses and give you leeway when you need it (for study, projects, etc.) My advice would be to draw up a presentation to your boss that points out all of the benefits of your increased education, including the MARKETABILITY OF A CERTIFIED ACTIVITY PROFESSIONAL in your building......just a suggestion.

 

 

Hope this helps,

 

 

 

Chris

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