Career Planning Tips

If you are serious about your professional life and want others to know your qualifications, and if you work in one of the many technical practice areas covered by NICET's programs, then you should consider NICET certification.

NICET can help you meet your goals if:

  • you want to move up the career ladder
    NICET certification is a tangible and objective statement of your capabilities and initiative.

  • your accomplishments, capabilities, and professionalism are important to you
    NICET certification symbolizes a level of personal achievement that confers pride and professional confidence.

  • you want your qualifications to be recognized by customers and specifiers
    Your NICET certificate will provide assurance that you have the know-how and experience to get the job done right.

  • you want to be recognized by your peers as being among the best
    Your NICET certification will brand you as an "insider" who cares about your co-workers and your industry.

  • you want to enhance the stature of your profession
    Supporting certification promotes excellence and improved customer service and builds up the reputation of the profession and the industry.

  • you want a credential that is portable
    Because NICET is a national organization, your certification will follow you from employer to employer or from state to state.

  • You want tools to plan your career
    The content outlines, training resources, and references provided in Program Detail Manuals for most programs can be useful in setting and pursuing career goals. Once certified, you will accumulate points for recertification through the kinds of activities (continued work experience, training sessions, association memberships, etc.) that will serve to advance your professional standing.

The requirements for obtaining and maintaining certification are established by industry experts. The activities that bring an individual to a level of capability that meets these standards are the same kind of activities that will build your professional value to employers, customers, peers, and yourself.

Every candidate who meets NICET's challenging certification criteria receives an approval letter, a certificate, and a wallet card. Certificants receive the NICET newsletter twice a year, and their names appear in NICET's certification registry. When the time comes for increased job responsibilities, promotions or raises, your NICET Certification carries the clout of a third-party, standards-based credential, granted by the oldest and most respected certifying organization for engineering technicians and technologists.