Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Kirkpatrick Credentials Minimize

There are a variety of credentials that you can earn by attending and successfully completing Kirkpatrick programs and workshops. 

Kirkpatrick program graduates often request a badge or image that they can share to highlight the Kirkpatrick credential they have earned. We are excited to announce that we are now implementing virtual badging and credentialing for this purpose.

Read on for explanations of each credential and its associated virtual badge.

Credential Description Criteria

 Badge certifying that recipient organization is a Kirkpatrick Affiliate
 
Hand-selected organizations that represent Kirkpatrick Partners around the world. They are the only organizations other than Kirkpatrick Partners authorized to offer authentic Kirkpatrick programs to their clients and the local market. Badge holder has demonstrated belief in and upholding of the Kirkpatrick methodology as the preferred means of creating and demonstrating training value; offers other compatible training programs and services; has a spirit of helping others to succeed; and has shown themselves to be an honest and ethical organization.

Badge certifying that recipient is an official Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator
 
Hand-selected professionals who have a close relationship with Kirkpatrick Partners through program participation and shared work in the field of training evaluation. They are the only individuals worldwide authorized to facilitate authentic Kirkpatrick programs.  Badge holder has multiple years of experience in training and/or business, documented facilitation skill and deep knowledge of training evaluation. In addition, the badge holder has successfully completed, at minimum, the Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level, has attended a 1-day Train the Trainer program with Kirkpatrick Partners, and has co-facilitated a bronze level certification program with a member of Kirkpatrick Partners. 
 
Badge certifying that recipient has successfully completed all requirements for Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Certification - Gold Level
 
Kirkpatrick Certified Professional - Gold Level
Made a difference in the world of training and development above and beyond their own organizations by publicly sharing the results they achieved through applying the Kirkpatrick Model to their training programs.  Badge holder has completed the final step in the Kirkpatrick certification process by presenting or publishing their program evaluation process, results or best practices in a way that assists other training or business professionals. Kirkpatrick bronze and silver level certification are prerequisites for gold. 
 
Badge certifying that recipient has successfully completed the Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Certification - Silver Level program

Kirkpatrick Certified Professional - Silver Level
Demonstrated ability to analyze evaluation data in order to make educated decisions during program implementation; to identify program success factors and results; and to create compelling reports and presentations of ultimate program value for stakeholders.  Badge holder has completed a 1-day in-person session or 3 online sessions of the Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification - Silver Level program and has worked to optimize a Kirkpatrick four levels evaluation plan for subsequent application in practice. Within 12 months of attending the course, badge holder must prepare and deliver a formal presentation to Kirkpatrick Partners regarding their program and related results. Kirkpatrick bronze level certification is a prerequisite for silver. 
Badge certifying that recipient has successfully completed the Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Certification - Bronze Level program

Kirkpatrick Certified Professional - Bronze Level
Demonstrated ability to objectively determine where to allocate training resources to create the most business impact; to create an effective program evaluation plan that maximizes business results and minimizes resources employed; to define the critical difference between effective training and training effectiveness; and to evaluate programs using appropriate Kirkpatrick Model tools. Badge holder has completed a 2-day, in-person session or 5 online sessions of the Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification - Bronze Level program and, using Kirkpatrick methodology, has created and submitted an actual program evaluation plan for grading and personalized guidance.

Badge certifying that recipient has successfully completed the Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Certificate program
 
Proven ability to explain the elements of an effective program evaluation plan that maximizes business results and minimizes resources employed; to define the critical difference between effective training and training effectiveness; and to evaluate programs using appropriate Kirkpatrick tools. Badge holder has completed an interactive, 1-day Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certificate program addressing the Kirkpatrick four levels and what each one measures, how to ensure that what is learned transfers to on-the-job behaviors, and, through case studies and success stories, the reasons why evaluation is critical to training success.

Badge certifying that recipient has successfully completed the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Certificate Program
 
Can identify key functional areas with which to build relationships; systematically determine the time, money and other resources required from each functional area for an initiative; and plan initiatives and follow-up that will maximize business impact. Badge holder has completed an interactive, 1-day Kirkpatrick® Strategic Evaluation Planning Certificate program addressing how to leverage the Kirkpatrick Model to maximize business impact through all phases of the training and performance process, as well as business acumen and speaking the language of the business when making the case for training resources and support. 
 
Badge certifying that recipient has attended the Kirkpatrick Igniting the Inner Fire workshop
 
Can define the true desired result for any program or initiative; determine specific tactics to influence on-the-job behavior for a program or initiative; and integrate elements that enhance on-the-job behavior and bottom-line results into a program planning process. Badge holder has completed a 3-hour, hands-on Igniting the Inner Fire workshop addressing specific tactics at Kirkpatrick Levels 3 & 4 and ideas that all professionals can implement in their own organizations.

Badge certifying that recipient has attended the Kirkpatrick Training on Trial workshop
 
Can describe the difference between effective training and training effectiveness; plan and deliver training programs with business value in mind; and demonstrate program value in terms that business partners understand.  Badge holder has completed a 3-hour Training on Trial workshop addressing the charge that training incurs expenses in excess of its value to the organization.

Badge verifying that recipient has attended the Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4 program
 
Can explain why starting with desired results in mind is critical to the success of any initiative; list specific tactics for influencing on-the-job behavior; and create a plan to implement a program that enhances on-the-job behavior and bottom-line results. Badge holder has completed a 1-2 hour Getting to Kirkpatrick®Levels 3 and 4 program addressing the need for training to reinvent itself and transcend the classroom, as well as how to structure initiatives so they enhance on-the-job performance.

Badge certifying that recipient has attended the New World Kirkpatrick Four Levels program
 
Can apply the Kirkpatrick Model during the planning, execution and demonstration of value stages of an initiative; identify a true, business-level result; and explain why knowledge and skill do not always translate into on-the-job application. Badge holder has completed a 1-2 hour New World Kirkpatrick Four Levels® program addressing the most modern ways to use the Kirkpatrick Model, with tips for aligning training with the most important organizational goals.
 


Kirkpatrick Session Participant
Kirkpatrick Session Participant badge holders have attended a Kirkpatrick session offered as part of a larger conference, symposium or meeting in order to learn about the Kirkpatrick Methodology Badge holder has attended a Kirkpatrick session ranging from 1-2 hours to learn about the Kirkpatrick Methodology. 
 


Kirkpatrick Program Participant
Kirkpatrick Program Participant badge holders have attended a customized Kirkpatrick program to learn about the Kirkpatrick Methodology Badge holder has attended a Kirkpatrick program ranging from 1-2 hours featuring customized content relating to the Kirkpatrick Methodology
 


Kirkpatrick Webinar Participant
Kirkpatrick Webinar Participant badge holders have attended a webinar presented by Kirkpatrick Partners or a Kirkpatrick Affiliate related to the Kirkpatrick Methodology.  Badge holder has attended a webinar about the Kirkpatrick Methodology, typically 1 hour in length, presented by Kirkpatrick Partners or a Kirkpatrick Affiliate. 

 

 

 

Virtual Badging Minimize
What Is a Virtual Badge?

A virtual badge makes an accomplishment or credential more visible. Kirkpatrick Partners will issue these badges through Credly, a web service that individuals and organizations can use to recognize a wide range of achievements, and that badge recipients can use to manage and showcase all of their earned achievements. 


How Can You Earn a Badge?


By attending a Kirkpatrick program and fulfilling the associated criteria, you will earn the badge specific to the program you attended.


What Do You Need to Do?

When we award your badge, you will receive an email from Credly (alerts@credly.com) notifying you that you have earned credit. To accept your credit, sign in to your Credly account, or sign up for free if you do not already have one. As long as your account uses the same email address to which we issued your credit, the credit will be there waiting for you.

Once you have accepted your credit, you may choose to share it anywhere on the web, such as in a personal blog or on a social network like Facebook or LinkedIn. You can also give anyone a direct link to your Credly profile, where they can see all of your earned credit that you have chosen to make public.


Frequently Asked Questions


Click here to review common help topics pertaining to the acceptance and sharing of your new virtual badge.


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