The RFID Professional Institute was founded in 2012 to develop standardized certification examinations to promote professionalism in the radio frequency identification industry. RFID4U is offering certification training, enabling attendees to gain the knowledge needed to pass the exam and then become certified. Each person who attends the certification training will receive a voucher to take the exam online at his or her convenience.
Those who pass the exam will receive an RFID Professional Institute certificate.
What is the value of being certified?
International RFID Professional Institute credentials will indicate to potential employers that the holder has the requisite knowledge and skills needed to perform certain tasks, depending on the level of certification. The first certification, for an RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate, is designed to demonstrate that the credential holder has a broad understanding of RFID concepts across all forms of radio frequency identification (active, passive and battery-assisted), as well as the many frequencies, protocols and standards available. A roadmap of future certifications planned is posted on the RFID Professional Institute's website.
Who created the International RFID Professional Institute?
The RFID Professional Institute was founded by several leaders in the RFID industry who believe an investment in forming such a not-for-profit organization focused on education, research, and certification will benefit both RFID professionals and the general public. (View a list of the organization's founders.)
When will the exam be held?
No exam will be held onsite. Trainees will receive a voucher to take the exam online after the event.
Is the RFID Professional Institute part of RFID Journal?
No. Although RFID Journal founder and editor Mark Roberti is among the RFID Professional Institute's founders and serve as its current vice-chairman of the board, the RFID Professional Institute is an independent, not-for-profit group.
Is certification training available for the RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate exam?
Yes, RFID4U will be offering training on 6 Nov. for the exam.
Do I need to be a member of the RFID Professional Institute to receive training and certification?
No. The RFID Professional Institute offers certification to members and nonmembers alike. Individuals employed by member organizations will receive discounts and other benefits reserved for those organizations.
Where can I find more details about becoming a member and the associated benefits?
For more information regarding the types of memberships available and the benefits associated with each membership level, visit the membership page on the RFID Professional Institute's website.
How can I register to take the RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate exam?
If you choose a training pass, the exam fee is included.