VAcertified Support

Thank you for your support! By signing up to our mailing list you will now learn more about this exciting NEW Virtual Assistant Worldwide Certification process.

You will be notified via email of any announcements at VAcertified which includes the date we will be formally taking applications to become VAcertified in May of 2009.

We look forward to helping clients connect with Virtual Assistants they can trust.

Feel free to show your support globally by following us on Twitter @VAcertified and retweeting any of our posts to your followers. We’d love to hear your comments of support for this worldwide VA certification program below too!

You may also forward our link to other Virtual Assistants you know who may be interested.

The VAcertified Board

80 Responses to “VAcertified Support”

  1. Kimberly Says:

    Thanks for providing this opportunity to prove our skills, knowledge and experience.

  2. Barbara Rowen Says:

    Finally, a certification process that covers all the bases: knowledge, skills and experience. Thank you.

  3. Carrie Says:

    I am just getting into the VA business after being a Marketing Cordinator, Event Manager and Executive Assistant for over 10 years! How exciting to see this certification on the move. Congratulations!

  4. Terry Green Says:

    I am so excited about the VA certification program and the very impressive VAcertified Board behind it. I can’t wait to apply!

  5. Beth Says:

    I just launched my VA business. Very excited to learn about this program.

  6. Cathy Fraser Says:

    This is great Tawyna and I agree with Terry about the impressive board. Exciting news and just another way to build our credibility.

  7. Teresa Muzman Says:

    I am looking forward to hearing about the VA Certification Program and the certification process!

  8. Kathy Robertson Says:

    Thank you – what an exciting program. Good luck & Congratulations.

  9. Terri Brooks Says:

    Bravo! This is very exciting and I know this will be a much sought after certification. As our VA Industry continues to grow, potential clients will be looking for those “top-notch” VAs and a certification will certainly be a Plus!

  10. Erin Says:

    Great, exciting news! A complete program for VAs to grow their business and learn! Anxiously awaiting to apply.

  11. Marion Campbell-Drew Says:

    I have just launched my VA business and think this new program is a great idea and would love to be part of it.

  12. Janet Janowiak Says:

    This is an awesome idea. I cannot wait for the program to begin. I’m sure the certification will be highly sought after.

  13. Kathy Colaiacovo Says:

    This is so great! Will be a bonus for sure when clients are looking for “qualified VAs” to have this certification.

  14. Kamala Kirushna Says:

    Congratulations! I have recently launched my VA business. I am looking forward to hear more about the Worldwide VA Certification Program

  15. Nandi Says:

    Thank you for this. Being from South Africa one always wonders how about getting international accredited certification.
    Regards,
    Nandi

  16. Connie Says:

    Que Chevere!! That’s Great news!! in Spanish. Can’t wait. Tawnya: Thanks so much for working so hard to help us in this exciting career path!!

  17. Ruth Martin Says:

    Very exciting! Looking forward to more details about the VAcertification Program. This can only spur on the VA industry and propel VA awareness even more. Thanks for spearheading this Tawnya!

  18. Barbara Best Says:

    As a seasoned VA, I know that credentials are almost always noticed by the public and potential clients. This certification will only help get our industry ‘out there’ even more. Thanks to everyone on the Board for working on this. I can’t wait!!

  19. Caroline Jarzabek Says:

    Awesome news. The team of highly regarded VAs that are on the Board makes this a very credible and worthwhile program. Thank you.

  20. Jocelyn Reyes Midghall Says:

    Tawnya,
    I’m glad you’ve taken this on! This is what I was exactly talking about in FoVA 2008. Hope you’re offering an affiliate program for it as well :)
    Best,
    Jocelyn

  21. Barb Seegers Says:

    I think this is an excellent opportunity to provide consistency and reliability on a global level.

    Good job!

  22. JudyAnn Lorenz Says:

    I’m glad to see VAnetworking.com rising to the occasion to be a leader in this certification project. At present, virtual assistants are not regulated, but that time may come. Meanwhile, any VA that has put forth effort to get into training and be acknowledged with valid, profound certification such as would come from VAnetworking.com has a great recommendation line for the resume.

  23. Julie Cioffi-Brawley Says:

    Thanks so much for putting this together. I think it goes a long way to continue to validate our industry!!

  24. Janice Byer Says:

    You have an impressive group of people involved here and the idea of an internationally recognized certification for VAs is finally going to be a reality and reassure the world that we are professionals who take great pride in our ethics. Great idea and I can’t wait for it to launch!

  25. Charlotte Burford Says:

    I can’t wait to find out more information on the VA Certification process – it will be great to finally have a worldwide recognised certification for all of us hard working self-respecting VAs.

  26. Tina Woollard MIPA Says:

    At long last a group of highly skilled board members to create this wonderful opportunity for Virtual Assistants worldwide – I firmly believe that this is another way forward to promote our vastly growing industry and putting the name of the VA out there so that we are heard, understood, respected and our services utilised because we are the future.

  27. Bernadette Jones Says:

    Brilliant news! I look forward to receiving more information on this exciting programme.

  28. Sally Johansson DipM Says:

    This is well overdue and a great idea, which will obviously be supported by those of us in the Industry who believe that such accreditation adds value to what we do. Fantastic – well done and looking forward to the launch!

  29. Regina Says:

    How exciting! This certification will surely add credibility to the VA industry. I am looking forward to the launch.

  30. Cathy Reay Says:

    Great Idea!! Can’t wait to hear more as the launch date approaches

  31. Jana Says:

    Tawnya, I am so excited to learn more about this certification.

  32. Kim Desroches-Noel CCVA, REW Says:

    I am currently a Certified Canadian Virtual Assistant. I think that this opprtunity to become certified worldwide is fabulous. Kudos ladies for moving our wonderful profession upwards and onwards!!!!

  33. Julie Says:

    Great news – an international certification to benchmark VA’s. Looking forward to hearing more about it!

  34. Tracey D'Aviero Says:

    This is another great idea by our VA pioneer, Tawnya. I am also impressed with the Board of Advisors, many of whom are colleagues of mine that I have learned from or collaborated with in the industry. It will be nice to see more attention drawn to the VA industry by this powerhouse of professionals. Looking forward to the launch!

  35. Sara Gill Says:

    An interesting concept – I look forward to finding out more info.

  36. Dawn Lane Says:

    About time the VA industry had a global standard, which clients worldwide can use to benchmark the service they are looking for.

    Very much looking forward to receiving information about the VA Certified course.

  37. Shari Sultana Says:

    I think this is a great idea. It will help to enhance the credibility of VAs and I look forward to learning more about the certification process.

  38. Katrina Burkhalter Says:

    I was always a firm believer that I have paid the price of certification through my experience and education, but I’ve never thought about it in the manner that has been set forth with the VACertified program. I’m now excited to learn more about the process and what it is going to take for me to earn such a prestigious title. Thanks Tawnya for another bright idea!

  39. Linda Qualls Says:

    I think it’s great that this program is finally here!! I’m very excited about becoming a Certified Virtual Assistant! Great job, Tawnya!

  40. Kathy Smith Says:

    I can’t wait! I’ve been searching for something like this.

  41. Sherene Curley Says:

    This is great! Thank you for providing a much needed service for serious VAs.

  42. Margret Weiland Says:

    Looking forward to find out more about the certification program

  43. Lelia Koepnick Says:

    I’m really excited about this program! This is a long time coming and something that is really needed in the Virtual Assisting world. Thank you SO much for doing this!

  44. Susan Guinn Says:

    Looking forward to hearing more about the certification program.

  45. Ana Lucia Says:

    I am so thrilled to learn of this program and look forward to participating and becoming officially certified!

  46. Anna Isaacs Says:

    Great News for all dedicated VA’s. Always impressive on a website showing commitment to the industry.

  47. Deborah B. Jenkins Says:

    This will be an enormous opportunity for me.

    Thank you

  48. Nichola Mente Says:

    Very Cool! I’m looking forward to knowing more about the certification process.

  49. Marie Casas Says:

    I’ve been waiting to see what happens. Can’t wait till May. Connecting with peers and establishing standards is a great step in professionalizing the VA industry.

  50. Monique E. Robinson Says:

    I am excited for VAnetworking.com for officially entering this arena and for the thousands of VAs like myself who will benefit from this program!

  51. Elizabeth A. Kelly Says:

    Looking forward to seeing how this will positively affect my VA lifestyle!

  52. Yvonne Says:

    Looking forward to seeing the VA Certification program when it goes live.

  53. Crystal Says:

    I am extremely excited for the VAcertified program to be released. I only have high expectations for the certification and have no doubt that they will be surpassed!

  54. Davette Says:

    I am looking forward to the VAcertified program as well as the benefits it will bring to VA’s in the industry.

  55. Shana Says:

    Very exciting Tawnya – thanks! :)

  56. Adele Langham Says:

    I am looking forward to starting the process of the VAcertification program. I’m excited to to start my business and network with other VAs.

  57. Celeste Beaty Says:

    Great News – I’m excited !!!! Thank you.

  58. Lorraine Says:

    Certification is exactly what I’m looking for!

  59. Laura Levy Says:

    I´m from Uruguay and I´m very interested in knowing and grow in my knowledge of my business and my self education.

    Thanks,

    Laura Levy

  60. Sherra Scott ~ Virtual Assistant Says:

    I’m looking forward to the first batch of VAcertified VAs to be announced!

  61. Deborah Says:

    I am looking forward to becoming a VA and work for myself. How long did it take everyone before you could even get work from VA Porgams? Did you have take medical terminology, training classes, etc.? I am told 1 year. Thanks so much I am so impress with all the names for VA

  62. Dawn Lane Says:

    Wow! I’ve been certified! Found out this week that I am one of the first four to be awarded and the first in the UK.

    Looking forwarded to proudly displaying my logo.

    Dawn

  63. Lela Says:

    I have been working as a VA for a year and a half and love the idea of being certified. I can’t wait to get started towards that goal!

  64. Hayat Yusuf Says:

    This is GREAT! I look forward to becoming certified. This simply adds to the many different talents I have to offer my clients. Thank you!

  65. Sherra Scott ~ Virtual Assistant Says:

    So happy to be VAcertified now! I can hardly wait for the directory to be up so I can see who else is certified!

  66. Beth Frank Says:

    I am so excited to receive this certification. I am very proud to display the certification on my web site.

  67. Terry Morrow Collier Says:

    I am looking forward to learning more about the certification program and agree that it is an excellent credential to share with clients.

  68. Tracy Ann Hardin Says:

    I am interested in becoming a virtual assistant, but have significant experience already. I have a BBA in Management, over 30 years experience working with different office machines and applications, since I was actually around when PCs came on the market when I was 17.

    I have also completed 9 online masters courses in Instructional Technology, and through this time, I was a group leader for more than 10 groups. My portfolio of my work is my website.

    The training I would need the most, is the skills specific to virtual assistants, and the methods in setting up and starting a successful business.

    Two years ago, I moved to be near my father after my mother died. I was a certified math,science and business education teacher, but found my certifications would not transfer without significant expense of more coursework and more testing. When I have so many demonstrated technological skills I felt it was a waste of time and money to further pursue education.

    Please let me know what it would take to become a VA and reputable training facilities.

    Tracy Ann Hardin

  69. carmen Says:

    I want to become a VA and learn how to run a business from home, I am in the medical field and I work in a hospital setting and also I have administrative experience, but I need some training to get back on track.

  70. Oneka Bady Says:

    I stumbled upon becoming a Virtual Assistant while on maternity leave. I am not excited about going back to Corporate America so I’m please that there is a certification to help make my decision to stay home easier

  71. Tawnya Says:

    There is nothing better than having the freedom to work from home, be your own boss and avoid the corporate ratrace ;) Good luck with your new career!

  72. Tawnya Says:

    There are some excellent Virtual Assistant Training programs out there and I suggest starting here: http://www.vanetworking.com/vatraining/

  73. Tawnya Says:

    You appear to have the technical side covered to become a Virtual Assistant and just need help taking your business virtually. With some common business help and support from other VAs, you may just find that is all you need. I suggest joining the Virtual Assistant Forum and post your questions there.

  74. DIANE HOPKINS Says:

    I feel so liberated to work at home and have all of these avenues opened up to me. God, this is exciting.

  75. Donna Kidd Says:

    This is great information. I a newly started VA business with a specialization in the legal environment in Charlotte, NC.

  76. Jen Says:

    I have been in business for a couple of years now, but I’m not certified. I would like my VA certification to build credibility with my virtual audience.

  77. Tawnya Says:

    Credibility in the eyes of your prospective clients is highly important to the Virtual Assistant landing that next client. It highlights your VA business over your competitors who are not certified and makes your VA business one clients can trust.

    Clients originally came to me requesting this VA Certification Board to help make the task of finding the best VA for them easier, the reason we developed VAcertified.com :)

  78. Ms. Stephney Says:

    I am new to the Virtual Assistant industry. I have provided administrative support for various levels of management for over 12 years were the demand for strong organizational, customer service, technical, and interpersonal skills was at a high demand. With my enthusiasm to work in a fast-pace environment and my eagerness to learn new initiatives; I am confident that my skills are well-aligned with the role, and that I would be an excellent fit as a Virtual Assistant. My struggle is getting started.

  79. Lon Phillips Says:

    I will be concentration on an Internet Research VA niche. Is your certification niche specific or general?

  80. Tawnya Says:

    It is a general VA Certification taking in all niches. VAcertified.com is the only virtual assistant certification program in the world that looks at everything that makes you YOU. That means you are credited for your unique skills and experience.

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