Why our education system require Certifications?

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    khmohsinposted 12 years ago

    A person is graduate, why he need certification for career development. Is our education back-draw or what?

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think certification helps keep (some) of the dregs of society from making false claims.

      For instance would you go to a doctor to cure a life threatening disease if you weren't even sure he was certified to do so?

      1. brimancandy profile image81
        brimancandyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        You would be surprised how many people who are the dregs of society can come up with fake documents, degrees, and certificates to get where they want to go in life. All you need is a little money, and you can buy it. Of course, if you eventually get caught, you'll go to prison for fraud, but, there are still people who get away with it. They usually end up rich.

        My brother was a policeman while he was in the air force stationed in Germany. And, he was a cop there for eight years. He ended his service and returned home, and the first thing he wanted to do was be a policemen. It was all he talked about.

        Imagine his shock when he couldn't be a policemen in the United states without going to college first, and, then spend time at police academy before he could even be considered for a desk job. Yet, the local police Chiefs son has a job at the police station right out of highschool.

        There is way too much of a double standard in this country. It continues to be who you know, and not what you know. To get anywhere here. And people wonder why so many gay men marry. It's because daddy is rich.

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          khmohsinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I totally agree with you. Even I've faced many problems in my life. When I had nothing like certification, no one was going to give me job despite the fact that I know the work.
          But people who got certifications are more preferred and respected... well thats what I wanted to discuss.. why this is needed.. do we need a piece of paper or knowledge

    2. 2uesday profile image66
      2uesdayposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you have a hub about this that you would like us to look at?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image77
        Uninvited Writerposted 12 years agoin reply to this


      2. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        ouch, mad roll

    3. Stevennix2001 profile image84
      Stevennix2001posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I have to agree with Wrylit here.  If you look at how badly our educational system is struggling right now, then you'll find that it's absolutely necessary to make sure our teachers are certified.  Sure, it doesn't stop people from faking their degrees, with the internet capabilities out there, but it at least helps detour it to some degree.  The point is that our educational system is already in bad shape as it is, so any kind of way we can improve the quality our education system is probably for the best.

    4. kess profile image59
      kessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If you must know, the education system is a massive brainwashing system whose goal is to keep everyone in bondage to Mammon.

      The system of certification is the method used to award those who have devoted themselves to it.
      The more you devote yourself to it the more it rewards you with cash which comes by your certification.

      Therefore we see the "Life" of Cash (Mammon) (which is actually death) filled with it's "education"(actually ignorance)
      has Establihed itself above True Life.

      This understanding  Life is so simple that it is not beyond the grasp little Children.

    5. iamalegend profile image60
      iamalegendposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      certificate is a proof for we are educated. And it is require for further education

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 12 years ago

    Certifcation must be renewed and can be withdrawn.  That allows the community to certify only those who prove, and remain, adequately skilled in practice.  Eductation doesn't make you a good doctor, it gives you what you need to *prove* that you are one.

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      khmohsinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      hmm.. I think so smile

  3. I am DB Cooper profile image63
    I am DB Cooperposted 12 years ago

    Certification might test on different skills than graduate or post-graduate level education. You could make it through some fields of study with little grasp of the English language, but in order to teach or use your skills in a workplace environment you might need strong English skills. Since certification is more general than graduate level work, it will also test things that might not have been included in your specific field of study.

    I know many people with technical degrees in very advanced fields who would struggle to pass basic certification exams because the exams are not targeted specifically at what they studied.

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      khmohsinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      What if our education system include these certifications in our course... I think that would be a better option...

  4. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    There are at least three factors her.

    One is the genuine desire to have safety and competence for people hiring those who are required to have certification.

    Second is that those doing the hiring may be judged based on their hires. Having a certification or degree requirement for a job is often much more about protecting the person doing the hiring than it is about the actual job.

    Finally, many of these licensing and certification requirements came to be because those practising in the field pushed legislators to require licensing and certification in order to protect and control their own incomes. Of course they used reason one as the excuse.

  5. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 12 years ago

    The piece of paper is an objective proof that you have a knowledge.  It is not an either/or situation.

  6. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    Certification for some fields is too easy to obtain. Take teacher cert, for example. Unless it's changed, those graduating with degrees in education have SIX chances to pass the test! SIX CHANCES!! I think they should have just two chances - anyone can have one bad day. But 6?? After two failures, they need to return to college for more classes or focus on another career choice.

  7. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 12 years ago

    Yes, clearly I work for a non-profit charity because my PhD training made me only care about money.  Because life is simple like that.

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    nancywaldenposted 12 years ago

    For some professions, certifications are an absolute necessity and a way to gauge people‚Äôs expertise in their chosen field such as nursing, respiratory therapy, etc.  However, for a lot of professions certifications are value-adds that you get to widen your skillsets and boost your job prospects. Some such careers are accountancy, computer programming, networking, business administration etc.  CollegeAmerica offers its students certificate programs with a few of its academic degrees to help them stay ahead of competition in the job market.

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    gobanglaposted 12 years ago

    I work in IT and certifications force you to learn a lot more than is required by a degree program. Degrees tend to be very general. Certifications tend to be very specific, such as a Cisco certification.

  10. Stump Parrish profile image60
    Stump Parrishposted 12 years ago

    Why does a teacher need to be certified is a good question when you consider that thanks to Texas conservatives, teachers aren't permitted to teach the truth anyway. History teachers should be required to obtain their preacher certifications, shouldn't they?


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