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Apply to Become VACertified

Earning your VACertified status marks a significant milestone in your Virtual Assistant career, offering you the opportunity to:

  • Showcase Your Certification: Proudly inform your clients of your VACertified status.
  • Increase Your Visibility: Display the VACertified logo on your website and promotional materials.
  • Enhance Your Professional Network: Gain a listing in the VACertified Directory.
  • Professional Recognition: Use the VACertified designation in your signature (e.g., “Your Name, VACertified”).
  • Celebrate Your Achievement: Receive a VACertified certificate, perfect for framing and displaying in your office.

The Certification Process

Your journey to becoming VACertified will be evaluated based on:

  • Professional work experience in the virtual assistant field.
  • Your educational background and any VA-specific training.
  • Contributions you’ve made to the VA industry, showcasing your commitment and expertise.

Important: All applicants are required to complete a comprehensive VACertified application. This does not involve testing but rather an in-depth review conducted by the Virtual Assistant Networking Association (VANA), the most established and respected VA association globally since 2003. This process ensures that your application is evaluated with the highest standards of professionalism and industry knowledge, providing unbiased international recognition of your skills, education, professional experience, and contributions to the VA industry.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have operated a Virtual Assistant business for at least one year.
  • Must own an online business website to qualify for certification.

How to Apply

Get Started on Your Path to VACertification:

STEP 1: Register by paying the application fee of $95. [Apply Today to Become VACertified]

STEP 2: Look out for a welcome email containing the application form download link. If you don’t receive it shortly, please contact our support desk.

STEP 3: Complete the application form meticulously and submit it as instructed in the welcome letter.

STEP 4: Please be patient. The review process typically takes 6-8 weeks, after which you will be notified of your certification status.

Certification Details:

  • VACertified status requires annual renewal for $20, ensuring you stay up-to-date with industry standards through continuing education and active industry participation.
  • The application fee is non-refundable. In case of rejection, you will receive feedback and guidance on reapplication, which is possible after 6 months for an additional fee of $35.

Ethics and Standards: Certification may be suspended or revoked for any misrepresentation or unethical business conduct identified by the VA Certified Board.