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Competency is a BIG word

At Risknowlogy, we define competency as a person’s capability to do something adequately. How a person does something appropriately we measure in four ways:

Follow training


To become competent, you should receive adequate training. Taking the appropriate training is the first step to becoming knowledgeable and skilled.


Attending the training is not enough. To demonstrate competency, you should prove that you gained the knowledge. Take, for example, an exam to prove that you acquired the knowledge.

Practical Experience

Training and knowledge must be complemented by practical experience to demonstrate competency. Show that you have hands-on experience.

Personal Attributes

You need to naturally have the right personal attributes to succeed. Training, knowledge and practical experience cannot replace talent and passion for the job.

Three Distinct Competency Certification Programs

To prove your competency to whoever needs to know, we support you with three competency certifications that add value to your career.

Read more about knowledge certificates
Certification of people

Knowledge Certification

All our advanced training courses come with exams and personal certification. You take the training, study, pass the exam, and get a knowledge certificate.

Read more about role certificates
Certification of people

Role certification

Gaining and demonstrating that you acquired the knowledge is one thing. The next step is to confirm what you have learned in theory you can also apply in practice in a specific professional role.

Read more about field certificates
Certification of people

Field certification

Field certification applies to the entire field of functional safety. You can apply for field certification if you are a functional safety practitioner and want your practical experience in functional safety to be certified.

your title matters and makes a difference

Certification titles

Our valuable knowledge, role or field certificates come with distinct and clear certification titles. These certification titles have been carefully selected to reflect what the certification truly represents.

Knowledge Certification Titles

Certified technician
Certified Technician

Risknowlogy certified technicians work in the “field” of a plant, factory, or train. They are the technicians that maintain, repair, and test equipment related to safety functions and systems. They actually might have the most important job of all when it comes to safety systems.

Certified Operator
Certified Operator

Risknowlogy certified operators work in the control room of a plant or factory. The operator operates the equipment that makes the plant or factory produce products. As such, they also deal with the safety systems' operation and often work together with certified field technicians.

Certified Specialist
CertIfied Specialist

Risknowlogy certified specialists are people who specialise in a particular field of study. At Risknowlogy, we use the word specialist for those who are not Operators nor Technicians but are involved in the design and improvement of the plant, factory, or process. What they design must be operated and maintained by certified operators and technicians.

Role and Field Certification Titles

Certified Professional

Risknowlogy certified professionals are real professionals. They have practical work experience in the role or field for which they are certified. A Certified Professional has over 40 hours of provable, tangible, practical experience in a particular role or field.

Certified Expert

Risknowlogy certified experts are real experts. They have so much practical work experience in the role or field they are certified that if you want the job done well and efficiently, you hire this expert. A Certified Expert has over 1500 hours of provable, tangible, practical experience in a particular role.

Certified Master

Risknowlogy certified masters are absolute masters. A Certified Master has over 3000 hours of provable, tangible, practical experience in a particular role. When the professional or the expert does not know how to proceed, they ask the master.

Yes, I want
to be 

Getting certified pays off

Did you know?

  • That 87% of professionals hold at least one certification.
  • That 40% of certified professionals earned a certificate in the last year alone.
  • That Latin America and EMEA have the highest percentage of certified professionals, at 90%.
  • That professionals with certifications on average earn more than peers without a certification.
  • That the more certifications professionals hold, the higher the average salary.
  • That professionals in the U.S. and Canada earn 33% more than the North American average and 24% more than the worldwide average when certified.
  • That 20% of the professionals either received a raise or a promotion after getting certified.
  • That earning a certification can raise a salary of up to 12K a year.

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