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Getting an Employer to Pay For Certification

By River Monkey ·
I accepted a position in the IT department of my company. When I took the job, I expected to gain experience in IT/network administration. Instead, I have ended up providing tech support to customers that use our software and web services. When I have approached my supervisor about training and certification (and offered up solutions from classroom training to online classes) but I am repeatedly told to check back in 2 months. This has happened 3 times now. I know that a certain amount of money is set aside for training for each employee, so its not a matter of having funds. How do I convince my supervisor to not only increase my IT duties, but also pay for certification?

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Tell me also..

by stepmonster In reply to Getting an Employer to Pa ...

My company only pays for education toward college degree plans. No certs, no tests, nothing online. And it requires us to apply before going to classes, mail them a receipt after paying for them, 3 forms to fill out, 3 levels of mgmt have to sign them all, then after you send them your report card with a grade of 3.0 or higher, you get repaid for 80%, if you sign the agreement to remain with the company for 24 months from the date they write the check, otherwise pay it all back to them. The red tape makes it simply not worth the hassle.

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Heres how I do it...

by beads In reply to Getting an Employer to Pa ...

I tell all my employees that I will pay for relevent certifications. The ones that YOU pass first. When an employee comes in with the official you passed letter and I can confirm they past. Then I will pay for the cert.

- beads

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