In 2014, the Investment Academy was registered by the Centrum voor Post Initieel Onderwijs Nederland (CPION) and was also registered in the Centraal Register Kort Beroeps Onderwijs (CRKBO).
Certification as a way of living, a way of life
Certification is becoming an important factor in the financial industry. In accordance with the demand for more stringent international laws, rules, regulations and guidelines, the policy of governments and regulatory authorities is aiming at raising standards of professionalism within the Investment, Banking and Finance industries.
More and more employers are looking at certification as a way to assess whether an individual possesses the skills and knowledge required for successful performance in a particular job role. Why are employers looking for this assurance? It’s because they want to hire the best qualified individual who will make a positive contribution to quality customer and stakeholders care. Studies have shown that individuals who are certified in their field have higher salaries and better promotion opportunities.
By becoming certified in your field of expertise, and by maintaining your competency year after year, you are saying to your employer that you:
- Have met standards that have been established and verified by a third party organization.
- Are dedicated to maintaining quality in your work on a regular basis.
These are powerful statements that speak volumes about you as a professional. Certification indeed demonstrates to your employer, stakeholders and to the public, that you are committed to your profession and that you want to continue to learn and grow. It implies that you will never, ever stop learning and that you will always keep improving yourself. And that is so much more than a way of living, it's a way of life!