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Earn a Verified Value Adder Certification

What are Verified Value Adders? In the simplest terms, they are people who:
  • See opportunities where others see problems, and know how to capitalize on them
  • Understand that value is person specific, and can tailor their solutions accordingly
  • Are constantly bringing more to the table, whether it’s at work, at home, or in the community

In short, they are the kind of people you want on your team, and in your corner. Verified Value Adders are problem solvers, idea havers, and solution implementers. Some of them start their own businesses. Many more do excellent work within companies.  All of them are crushing it!

How It Works

The Value Adder Certification has three stackable levels. You must achieve the previous level to apply for the next level:

  • Level 1 – Value Adder Base Certification
  • Level 2 – Value Adder Full Certification
  • Level 3 – Verified Value Adder Certification

LEVEL 1 – VALUE ADDER BASE CERTIFICATION

Learners who complete all of the components of a pre-approved Entrepreneurship, Career Ownership, and/or Value Creation[1] program receive the Value Adder Base Certification. They must:

  • Successfully complete a recognized program
  • Receive a certificate of completion from that program and submit it to NAEBL along with a Value Adder Base Certification Application

Once all the pieces are received, NAEBL reviews the documents internally. Successful applicants are granted the Value Adder Mini Certification. They are added to the database, and given instructions for how and when to apply for a Level 2 certification. Value Adder Mini Certification holders are able to:

  • Add the certification to their résumés
  • Add the certification badge to their social media profiles or websites
  • Apply for Level 2 certification

LEVEL 2 – VALUE ADDER FULL CERTIFICATION

Learners who hold a Level 1 Value Adder Base Certification are eligible to apply for the Value Adder Full Certification from NAEBL. The requirements are:

  • Earn Level 1 Certification
  • Submit a Value Adder Full Certification Application
  • Have their coach (career counselor, supervisor, case worker, etc.…) submit a Value Adder Full Certification Recommendation form

Once all three pieces are received, NAEBL reviews the documents internally, and schedules short interviews with qualified candidates. Successful applicants are granted the Value Adder Full Certification. They are updated in the database, and given instructions for how and when to apply for a Level 3 certification. Value Adder Full Certification holders are able to:

  • Add the Level 2 certification to their résumés
  • Add the Level 2 certification badge to their social media profiles or websites
  • Apply for Level 3 certification

LEVEL 3 – VERIFIED VALUE ADDER CERTIFICATION

Level 2 certification holders are eligible to apply for Level 3 certification after at least 3 (but no more than 12) months has elapsed from earning the Level 2 certification. The requirements are:

  • Earn Level 2 Certification
  • Submit a Verified Value Adder Certification Application
  • Submit a Supervisor Recommendation and Verification Form
  • Complete a short interview with a NAEBL Verified Value Adder Certification Coordinator

Once all three pieces are received, NAEBL reviews the documents internally, and interviews are scheduled. Successful applicants are granted the Verified Value Adder Certification. They are updated in the database, and given instructions for how and when to apply for a Level 2 certification. Value Adder Full Certification holders are able to:

  • Add the Level 3 certification to their résumés
  • Add the Level 3 certification badge to their social media profiles or websites

All Level 1 applications are available through your eligible program. To find out if your program is on the list or to get in on the list: