Thursday, September 20, 2018
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 by Kirkpatrick Partners to teach 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
Badge holder has completed the final step in the Kirkpatrick certification process, and 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
Successfully executed a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Program Evaluation Plan in which they analyzed evaluation data in order to make educated decisions during program implementation; identified program success factors and results; and created compelling reports and presentations of ultimate program value for stakeholders. Badge holder has submitted a Kirkpatrick Blended Evaluation plan, participated a 1-day in-person session or 3 online sessions, and has subsequently implemented the program plan. After monitoring implementation, and taking actions to maximize performance and outcomes, the badge holder has successfully documented improvement in one or more key organizational metrics. The badge holder prepared and delivered a formal presentation to Kirkpatrick Partners demonstrating their methodology and results. 
Badge certifying that recipient has successfully completed the Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Certification - Bronze Level program

Kirkpatrick Certified Professional - Bronze Level
Created an effective program evaluation plan that maximizes business results and minimizes resources employed. Demonstrated their ability to objectively determine where to allocate training resources to create the most business impact, defined the critical difference between effective training and training effectiveness, and showed they understand how to evaluate programs using appropriate Kirkpatrick Model tools. Badge holder has completed a pre-work packet, participated  in a 2-day, in-person program or 5 online sessions, and 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
 
Learned how 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, and practiced these skills in activities and discussions during the program.  Badge holder has completed a pre-work assignment and participated an interactive, 1-day program.
Badge certifying that recipient has successfully completed the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Certificate Program
 
Created a plan identifying key functional areas with which to build relationships. Learned how to 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, and practiced these skills in activities and role plays during the program.  Badge holder has completed a pre-work packet, participated in an interactive, 1-day program, and has created and submitted an actual program plan for grading and personlized guidance. 

Kirkpatrick® BrightLight® Professional Award

Inspires others through humble, yet bold implementation of Kirkpatrick evaluation principles that contributes to organizational performance and results. Directly or indirectly assists other training and business professionals to improve their own performance and business or mission outcomes. 

Badge holder has improved organizational performance and results through implementation of the Kirkpatrick Model, and inspired others in the process. Kirkpatrick bronze level certification is a prerequisite for the BrightLight Professional award. In unique circumstances, honorary awards may be granted to others.

 Badge certifying that recipient has attended the Kirkpatrick Igniting the Inner Fire workshop

Learned how to 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 participated in a 1-day hands-on workshop.
Badge certifying that recipient has attended the Kirkpatrick Training on Trial workshop
 
Learned the difference between effective training and training effectiveness; how to plan and deliver training programs with business value in mind; and how to demonstrate program value in terms that business partners understand. Badge holder has participated in a 1-day hands-on workshop. 
Badge verifying that recipient has attended the Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4 program
 
Learned about why starting with desired results in mind is critical to the success of any initiative; specific tactics for influencing on-the-job behavior; and elements of a program plan that enhances on-the-job behavior and bottom-line results. Badge holder has attended a 1-3 hour program.
Badge certifying that recipient has attended the New World Kirkpatrick Four Levels program
 
Learned about ways to apply the Kirkpatrick Model during the planning, execution and demonstration of value stages of an initiative; how to identify a true, business-level result; and why knowledge and skill do not always translate into on-the-job application. Badge holder has attended a 1-3 hour program.

 
 

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
Learned about how applying the Kirkpatrick methodology in their work will maximize on-the-job performance and subsequent organizational results.  Badge holder has attended a 1-3 hour program.

 

Kirkpatrick Webinar Participant

Learned about how applying the Kirkpatrick methodology in their work will maximize on-the-job performance and subsequent organizational results.  Badge holder has attended a 1-3 hour webinar.
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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Which Program is Right for Me?

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Contact Kirkpatrick Partners or download this comparison chart to determine which Kirkpatrick four levels training evaluation program is right for you.

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