To Certify or Not to Certify

Appointment and certification of Virginia surveyor Robert Todd

That is the question.

Over the years, I’ve had discussions (sometimes debates) with many about the value of certifications. The opinions I’ve heard vary widely. On one hand, I hear, “Certifications are not worth the paper they’re printed on.” (And we don’t even print certifications on paper anymore.) On another, I hear, “Certifications are a good way to level up in your career and get better opportunities.” What’s the right answer? It depends. Certifications are worth what they’re worth to you depending on the certification and situation. Continue reading