Document Imaging Providers Mandating CompTIA Certs

Certification mandates for certain segments of organizations’ workforces seem to be more and more common these days. One example of this is in document imaging: Several companies in this field are requiring that their technical professionals and sales representatives obtain industry certifications. And one credential has stood out in this trend: CompTIA’s Certified Document Imaging Architech, or CDIA+.


As a result, the number of CDIA+ holders has gone up by 57 percent over the past two years, pushing the total amount of certificants past 7,000. “The biggest thing that it says is that the certification is doing what it’s supposed to do,” said Miles Jobgen, product manager of CDIA+. “These organizations came to us requesting and looking for a standard. I’m assuming the customers are happy, because they’re using it, they’re mandating it, and it’s grown significantly over the past five years. It’s exciting to see the certification process work as it’s designed to.”


Daniel Messick, strategic planning manager, training division, Canon USA and chair of the CDIA+ certification committee, said a key advantage of the CDIA+ is that it reliably shows a certain level of skill on the part of the bearer. “It provides a baseline of common knowledge that we believe any professional in the digital document imaging industry needs to have and needs to be able to demonstrate that knowledge to the employer and to their customers,” he said. “It’s a way of assuring their customers that they’re being represented by an individual who’s knowledgeable…


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