The Value of Certifications in the Workplace

Minneapolis, Minn. – April 3, 2017 – A professional certification is becoming more valuable in today’s workplace because employers value a standardized set of skills and qualifications to perform the job – especially in the fields of IT and healthcare.

In a competitive job market, certifications offer heighten career advancement opportunities for workers. In fact, research from CompTIA shows that employees who hold certifications are more confident and knowledgeable, reach job proficiency quicker, are more reliable and perform at a higher level than those without.

The study also found that high school graduates with a professional certification have median earnings 22% higher than high school graduates without, while associate degree holders with a certification have median earnings 18% higher than those without.

“For continuing education providers, this is a huge opportunity to meet the demands of both employers and employees who want to ensure the highest level of quality,” said Suzanne Kart of ProTrain, LLC. “When your program offers certification preparation it not only is helping people advance their careers, but it also is a great revenue generator.”

ProTrain is one of the four online class providers integrated into Lumens. Augusoft customers are able to import ProTrain classes directly into their site to help reach a wider audience with online classes.

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Augusoft®, Inc. develops and maintains Lumens® – the first SaaS enrollment management system designed for the continuing education industry. More than 5.8 million students have registered for continuing education classes using Lumens. Visit to see Lumens in action.