In professional education today, there has been a transformation in the way learning is viewed in terms of time instead of regarding education as an event, it is being seen more as a process. This trend has been born of necessity. The speed of innovation in business and technology demands a virtually constant progression of learning. This has affected several credentialing programs. Nowadays, the actual conferral of a certification frequently isnt considered to be the terminus of professional development, but rather a step in ones educational journey. Not surprisingly, then, recertification has become a large part of the regimen of many credentialing programs. Recertification can take many forms, but it always boils down to staying current in the field. It often entails examinations (usually just one), which might be the original test with updates to reflect changes in the topic or a new exam designed specifically for the purposes of recertifying individuals.
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