Credentialing Basics

Many civilian jobs, and federal occupations, have certain professional and technical standards. Obtaining credentials - certifications and licenses - shows that you meet these standards. For example, a human resource professional can show his or her HR certifications to an employer to document that attainment of specific skills and knowledge in that occupational area. In the civilian world, credentials may be required for a job, can make you much more likely to be hired for a job, or can increase your promotion and salary potential. The same can be said for many federal occupations (e.g. Cyberspace Information Technology/Cybersecurity Workforce (Cyber IT/CSWF)); DoD Financial Management workforce; most medical occupations, etc...