As you can see from the comments under my recent post Is a Certificate in Social Media Necessary and Worth the Price?, professional certification is a hot topic.
I decided to start a discussion on several LinkedIn Groups and asked, “Do you think social media professionals should be certified?”
I received dozens of comments – most were in favor of some sort of certification – but exactly how it would be structured and who should do the certifying was up for grabs.
I did learn about at least three other current programs. San Diego State University and San Francisco State University offer social media certificates. The Social Media Academy offers a Social Media Strategist Certificate.
Of course, there were naysayers, who thought certification was a waste of time and that your work should speak for itself.