Get RFID Professional Institute Certified
The International RFID Professional Institute was founded in 2012 to develop standardized certification examinations to promote professionalism in the radio frequency identification industry. The organization will offer the RFID Professional Associate Certification exam at this year's RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition. RFID4U is offering certification training, enabling attendees to gain the knowledge needed to pass the exam and then become certified.
Those who pass the beta exam will receive an RFID Professional Institute certificate. The institute plans to update the test on an annual or biannual basis, so you will need to pass future exams in order to remain certified. This will ensure that credential holders are up to date on the latest advances in RFID technology.
The certification exam costs $150. Tests will be held during RFID Journal LIVE! 2015, at the San Diego County Convention Center, in San Diego, Calif., on Apr. 16, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM, and on Apr. 17, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. To register, select the RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate Exam when you register for RFID Journal LIVE! 2015. You will be asked to select the exam time of your preference.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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.)
Why do I need to pay $15o?
The fee will cover the materials the RFID Professional Institute is preparing for the exam, administrative fees and the cost of mailing certificates to those who pass. It will also help to cover some of the cost of developing the exam.
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 serves as its current 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?
RFID4U will be offering a training course at RFID Journal LIVE! that is designed to help participants pass the training exam (see Fast-Track Certification Training). The course covers the topics included in the certification blueprint published on the RFID Professional Institute's website. Other companies offer similar courses that can be taken before the event. However, no training courses have been officially approved by RFID Professional Institute.
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?
To register for the exam, simply choose the exam option when you register for LIVE! 2015.