Who is the certificate for?
The certificate addresses any climate innovation professional seeking to increase his/her profile and reach.
Do I have to be trained to qualify for the pilot certificate?
No specific training is required. Please look at the eligibility criteria to see if you are a suitable candidate.
Is there mandatory training material?
No, there is no mandatory training material. The certificate has been developed to assess a variety of professionals coming from different backgrounds. It is decoupled from any training offer.
What is the minimum work experience I need to take part?
This depends on your level of higher education:
With no degree we expect you to have the equivalent of at least seven years of full-time working experience in a relevant field.If you have an officially recognized degree equivalent to EQF level 6*, we expect you to have the equivalent of at least three years' full-time working experience in a relevant field. If you completed an officially recognised degree equivalent to the EQF level 7*, you must have at least one year full-time working experience in a relevant field.
How long before I receive my pilot certificate?
We aspire to send out your pilot certificate within two months and one week from your submission at the latest – and no later than four weeks from your interview.
Who will be my assessors?
You will meet your assessor for the first time during the online-interview. If you would like to get an idea of who we work with, please have a look at Assessor Profiles. All assessors are experts in the field and have been certified themselves. Further, they underwent a special assessment training, in order to assure objective and fair evaluation of your competencies.
How is the certification process structured?
After registring, you will complete the online dossier form, and submit it with all supporting documents and evidence attached. Please note that you are able to save the dossier in your applicant profile and revise it as often as you wish, before submitting it. You will not be able to make any changes, once submitted! Provided the application shows that you are competent in at least three competencies and likely to pass another four through further probing at interview, you will be invited to an online interview of approximately 50 minutes.
How long will the certification take me?
It is envisaged that the submission of the material can be achieved in ca. 7-10 hours. The interview will last ca. 50 minutes.
The assessors have up to two weeks to process your application and one week to complete the assessment of your interview. Issuing the pilot certificate and the appraisal will take no longer than three weeks.
Can I apply in any language other than English?
We currently certify in English only. To be assessed we require you to speak, write, and understand English fluently (ELPF Level C1). All documents must be submitted in English – official degrees may be translated.
Some of the documents I would like to submit are not in English. Can I still submit them?
Should any of your documentation be in a language that is not English, please provide us with a brief description of the type of document and the information it conveys.
How do I qualify to be certified?
To qualify for the certificate, you must pass at least 7 of the 9 competencies you selected from the list of competencies in the relevant framework, covering 4 working areas. Assessment will be based on the evidence provided in the application as well as the interview.
What will the interview be like? What will I be asked?
The interview will be based on your application and the supporting evidence you submitted. The assessor will ask questions to ascertain whether you meet the requirements for each competency. The interview will focus on the situations that you described in your application. Have a look at the guiding questions for completing the application; this will give you an idea of potential questions and focus areas.
What if my internet times out or my computer is subject to technical failure?
What sort of feedback will I receive on my results?
You will receive feedback per competency given by your assessor, as well as a pilot certificate provided you pass.
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