Certified Remote Professional
Prerequisite: Certified Remote Professional
Online certifications to help professionals, leaders, and organizations optimize their remote work environments.
As the trend of working remotely continues to expand, organizations are discovering challenges in the non-traditional workplace. As professionals with experience in all aspects of remote work, from technical support to employee supervision, we saw that most remote professionals wanted to do the right thing, but unfortunately, there has been no clear definition of “the right thing”…until now.
Researchers have studied how remote workplaces affect customers, employees, supervisors, and organizations. We have synthesized that research into a set of PACE standards, which address Productivity, Access, Communication, and Engagement. Standards don’t do much good if everyone in an organization is not held to the same standards, so once again, we turned to research.
Research indicates that employees want convenient, relevant training. With an emphasis on customer service (internal and external), WFR Certification courses transform the theoretical into the practical using interactive methods. Self-paced courses help individuals analyze and improve their approach to remote work.
A WFR Certificate acknowledges demonstrated proficiency in meeting WFR Remote Workplace Standards in the areas of Productivity, Access, Communication, and Engagement. Our initial certification is the Remote Professional Certificate. Certified remote professionals who complete the leader certification training will receive the Certified Remote Leader Certificate. A Certified Remote Leader is eligible to represent an organization to evaluate the remote readiness of the workplace and earn a Remote Workplace Certification for the organization.
Each of our certification tracks is composed of interactive training materials aligned to our unique PACE Model and includes a broad range of relevant topics important to a remote workforce including: productivity, access, communication, and engagement.
We are living in a day where remote work is not just possible, but it is often preferred. Working remote is also known as telecommuting, working offsite, working away, or working at a distance. Through our professional development programs, we endeavor to change the perception of remote work.
Technology has enabled the workforce to throw off the confines of the cubicle and migrate away from the traditional office space by working remote partially or full time. The new workplace without walls has allowed traditionally crowded offices to evolve into low-density work spaces.
The ability to connect, share artifacts, and communicate across nations is limitless. Organizations are no longer limited to aligning themselves with talented individuals who live close to the office, but they can partner with talented and motivated workers from diverse backgrounds from around the world to accomplish business goals.
Professionals are benefiting from this phenomenon by saving money and time on commuting, acquiring a dream job in faraway locations without the hassle of relocating, and expanding their circle of professional colleagues from around the world.
Organizations are discovering the feasibility of moving toward low-density work spaces whether they support a team working remote one day a week or fully remote. Leaders are approaching remote remote work as an opportunity to expand the talent pool of available staff for various positions, increase employee morale, and cut costs for traditional office space.
Our certification tracks can enhance one’s professional reputation and credibility as a remote professional, leader, or organization in this rapidly emerging field.
Our professional certifications will change the landscape of remote work and both standardize and innovate the way professionals think about this phenomenon. This new way of working will no longer be thought of as simply working from home, rather it will be an acceptable way to operate professionally beyond the wall of the traditional office.
We know that life is unpredictable, so our courses were developed to be asynchronous. This allows participants to move through instructional activities and complete mastery checks at their own pace while taking up to 365 days from course enrollment to successfully complete the interactive training materials and earn digital credentials and a certificate.
The courses are composed of applicable topics, resources, and activities important to both seasoned and novice remote workers, managers, and organizations committed to supporting a remote workforce that will improve the collective knowledge in the vast and growing field of remote work.
Participants have the opportunity to enhance their professional reputation and credibility by earning and sharing digital credentials and certificates in the areas of remote productivity, access, communication, and engagement within every certification track.
After successful completion of the Certified Professional or Certified Coach, participants will receive a one-year membership with contributor status to continue learning more or adding to the expanding field of remote vocations. Annual memberships can be renewed for a nominal fee.
We offer options for organizations to customize our curriculum to meet the needs of their unique business goals and operating procedures.
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