by Jennifer Finch
I have had my ISSA CFT for almost 4 years and was impressed with their program. I have used SCW conventions to get my 20 CEU's to re certify. This year ISSA reduced the points earned for the classes at SCW from 1-2 down to 0.5 points for every class available. In turn, this means that over 3 very full days of classes and lectures, I only earned 6.5 CEU's rather than the usual 15-20. What this means is that I will have to pay additional money to earn what I need to re certify.
When I called ISSA they stated that the reason was that there is no exam at the end of each class/lecture. I think it is a money spinning thing so you will buy ISSA CEU's. No other cerifying group reduced their points. I am now considering certifying with another group rather than pay an additional $300-500 on top of the recertification costs.
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ISSA Recertification Cost
by Todd Walter
I'm certified through ISSA and just recertified. It only cost me $375 which included the cost of a seminar for the 20 CEUs and $75 recertification fee. I just thought that the $600 recertification cost that you had posted seemed a little high. Didn't know if information like this would be helpful to you. Thanks!
Knew there had to be a catch somewhere ! They cut you off after two yrs if you don't take the CEC "Continuing Education Classes" thats $600+ each two yrs. Or you are not valid. So if somone wants a reference from them and you haven't parted with your $600+ and they call ISSA You're toast !
And it's all in very small print, never mentioned up front. They will do business without me, no doubt. But, for one, I WILL be shouting from the roof tops against ISSA because of this clause. Believe me !