Industry Certifications: Potentially Career-Changing Experiences 

As EDmarket announces the EDmarket Certified Learning Place Specialist (ECLPS) designation, many have been asking, “What is the value of an industry certification and is it something that I should pursue?” 

Attaining industry certifications can bring several significant career enhancing benefits to professionals in the educational facilities field. Here are some of the top reasons to consider pursuing ECLPS: 

  1. Enhanced Knowledge and Skills: Industry certifications validate your expertise and demonstrate your commitment to continuous learning. By preparing for and obtaining ECLPS, you’ll acquire up-to-date knowledge and develop specialized skills that are valued in our industry and throughout school districts and higher ed campuses. 
  1. Career Advancement: ECLPS can significantly boost your career prospects. By providing a competitive edge it can differentiate you from other candidates during job applications and promotions. Certifications often serve as proof of your competence and can open doors to new opportunities and higher-level positions. 
  1. Industry Recognition and Credibility: Holding industry certifications enhances your professional reputation. ECLPS is offered by EDmarket, a recognized and respected organization within the industry. When you earn a certification from EDmarket, it signifies that you have met specific standards and possess the necessary skills to excel in your field. 
  1. Networking Opportunities: Pursuing ECLPS will allow you to connect with other professionals in our field. ECLPS can provide access to communities, forums, and events where you can interact with industry experts, share knowledge, and build valuable relationships. Networking can lead to new job opportunities, partnerships, and mentorship possibilities. 
  1. Adaptability and Relevance: Educational facilities are constantly evolving, and ECLPS can help you stay current with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices. Certifications often require ongoing professional development or recertification, ensuring that certified professionals remain up to date and adaptable in a rapidly changing environment. 
  1. Personal and Professional Growth: The process of studying for and earning a certification such as ECLPS can be personally fulfilling. It pushes you to expand your knowledge, improve your skills, and overcome challenges. By investing in your professional development, you gain a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence that can positively impact both your personal and professional life. 

EDmarket is very excited to have partnered with Dr. Lennie Scott-Webber and many other industry experts and voices to create this interactive and in-depth program. ECLPS is not just theory, you will walk away with practical solutions to real world issues that you are experiencing in your roles today and into the future.

Let us know if you have any questions or are interested in participating in the inaugural cohort starting this September. Take the next step in your career today and register by July 15 for the best pricing! 

Jim McGarry, EDmarket

Jim McGarry’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in manufacturing and distribution in both the commercial and education space has served the Education Market Association (EDmarket) well since 2011. As President/CEO of EDmarket, he facilitated the board’s communication of a redefined mission to connect people who want to succeed in the education market by providing events, resources, and leadership to those who serve education.