How Training Companies Support Compliance on the Job Site Using Digital Credentials
Scott is a construction worker that is required to maintain his certifications and trade tickets in order to gain access to a job site. Currently, Scott keeps a binder of these cards or papers in his truck and hands it to the site Superintendent who manually approves if he has all of the training requirements.
This process although simple and effective is causing safety and operation managers to find new ways to:
- speed up the process of getting many workers into a job site at the same time
- reduce risk and liability if a superintendent or manager misses a worker’s expired certification or project requirement
- quickly provide compliance and corrective action reporting for auditing
- save administrative costs associated with manually tracking certifications on spreadsheets
Training companies such as Edmonton-based We Know Training and other education providers can now offer digital proof of participant certifications that are secure, fraud-proof, and accessible on any job site with a mobile or tablet.
Did You Know?
A Checkster study found that 78% of job applicants lie on their resume.
Verified Credentials – Replacing Uncertainty With Proof
Training organizations integrate with the Credivera Network, adding value to their customers by offering verified digital credentials. The digital credentials enable employers, occupational health and safety regulators, project managers, HR, and corporate safety professionals to know with certainty that an individual has the knowledge and certifications they require for their job.
What is a Digital Credential?
A Digital Credential is a digital record of a qualification, a license, or achievement of a person or company, typically used to indicate that they are suitable or approved for a role or requirement. Unlike a traditional PDF of certifications or digital badges, this verified credential contains live data represented in a unique URL that is continuously updated directly from the training provider including the credential details, expiry, and renewal dates.
Examples of Digital Credentials:
- A degree, career, or training achievement
- A professional association certificate or license to practice
- A driver’s license
How Credentials Improve Workplace Operations
Workers such as Scott take a course from a training company and add it to their Credivera Wallet. Scott’s course is now a digital credential and is automatically, and consistently verified from the We Know Training database. He and his employer, (the purchaser of his Wallet), are notified when it is about to expire so they both know if he is still in compliance with the company’s requirements.
At the worksite, the Superintendent looks at Scott’s digital wallet on his phone or tablet and knows with confidence that his certification is valid or requires additional retraining. Scott can also choose to share his verified certification or the contents of his digital wallet on his social media or to another project manager if it is needed to submit for a proposal or other reporting.
The increase of fraudulent diploma mills and trade certifications has created a demand for a verified source of proof. Training companies that issue verified credentials assist today’s business leaders to:
- know with confidence that certifications are not a copy or fraudulent
- save time vetting employees and contractor designations and skills during recruitment
- trust that a worker’s status is always current at any moment, on any device, and receive dashboard notifications for upcoming renewals
- save money on new employee training if that individual already has a verified credential for the certification their company requires
- eliminate costs and time spent tracking employee certifications in spreadsheets
- stay privacy-compliant due to the solution uses private blockchain to enable permissioned sharing for the worker, contractor, and employer
- eliminate labor-intensive auditing by easily supplying tamper-proof data used for ESG reporting or incidents response
Training Company Benefits:
Those that offer education and training, called Issuers, such as We Know Training, saw the benefit to customers of having an all-in-one training & compliance solution for regulatory bodies such as Occupational Health and Safety, financial and insurance councils, trade associations, and first responders to name a few.
“We’re focused on the Learner Verification piece. It helps to build confidence for companies that are hiring people. They know someone actually has the training and now have the proof of it,” Tiffany Linke Boyko, President, We Know Training.
Training providers can choose to use the Credivera Portal to verify the certifications of their learners or automatically connect their own Learning Management System to the Credivera Network such as We Know Training did. The process is a simple API integration and often takes only a few hours.
Verified Training: Providing Value With a Higher Standard
Training companies that put quality instructional design into their courses and offer these value-added benefits of verified credentials will gain increased brand exposure when participants share their accomplishments with their employer or post it on social media. As a result, the training organization receives new training opportunities and the employer is always confident that their workforce is in compliance by using their services.
To find out more about offering training credentials through the Credivera Network such as We Know Training did or, how to implement verified Digital Wallets with your regulated workforce, book a short introductory meeting.