Licensed to ________
May 9, 2012 3:36 PM Subscribe
Licensed to _______ : What are some cool/random/interesting licenses or certifications I can earn?
posted by jph to work & money (36 answers total) 98 users marked this as a favorite
We love credentials these days. We'll license people for all sorts of things! Ride a scooter! Own a dog! Speak a language! Perform a wedding! Be a... Customs Broker?
In my line of work - higher education research administration dealing with financial conflicts of interest and allegations of research misconduct (god that's a mouthful) - there are some licenses/certifications that I have planned to pick up to spur professional advancement. I could become a CRA (Certified Research Administrator) and/or a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). Sure. Why not? Neither looks terribly complex or difficult to obtain. And since I went to law school, even though there is almost no practical reason for me to do so, I am planning to take the bar exam and get licensed to practice law. I might as well, right?
But what other licenses/certifications are out there that I could pick up? Bonus points if your suggestion is somehow both practical and hilarious.