How To Get Client Certified
We offer client certifications that show you have the foundational knowledge to write, edit, or QA articles for specific client campaigns. This article details what client certifications are and how you can earn them.
What Are CopyPress Client Certifications?
Client certifications are credentials you can get to increase your ability to receive assignments from different clients. Project managers may give preference to those who have been certified to work for a client. To earn a certification, you'll need to review the training materials, then take a short test. If you're a writer and pass the multiple-choice test, you may be required to pass a paid written test. Writers, editors, and QA members can all earn client certifications.
Some client certifications are specifically for writers, editors, or QA members, while others apply across all roles. For example, the "SearchLab Training: Client & Style Guide Basics" test is open for all roles. A test called "Bloom Training: Writer Basics" would be for writers only.
How Do Client Certifications Work?
Client certifications show you know the basics about the client and their preferences. Before testing for a certification, you'll review training materials on the client, such as their purpose, linking and image requirements, tone and style, and more. You'll have access to these training materials during and after the test, meaning you can refresh yourself on the basics anytime.
How To Get Certified
1. On your dashboard, click on the "Training" tab on the left-hand side of the page, then click on "Training Tests."
2. The training test list will include all of the tests you're eligible to take. Click on the test you want to take.
3. A pop-up will appear that will guide you through the testing process. The pop-up also includes the training materials. You can take the test as many times as you need.
4. Once you pass the test, you'll receive a tag on your account that Project Managers can search for. You won't be able to see the tag. Instead, you can see all of your test results in the "Test Submissions" tab under "Training."
How To Complete a Paid Writing Test
The writing tests work very similarly to our regular assignments. You may need to complete the client multiple-choice test first. You may also be required to submit an application that includes your experience before paid testing. If you're selected for paid testing, you'll receive an email invitation with the test.
Here's what to do:
Accept the task invitation
You'll receive an email prompting you to review the task invitation in Dante. You can review the test details before accepting.
Review the instructions and style guide
Carefully review the instructions and style guide for:
- Details on article tone
- H2s and information to include
- Linking requirements
- Image requirements
Read or skim any example articles listed to understand the client's tone.
Complete and submit the test
You have as much time as you need to complete the test. You can only take paid writing tests once, and there are no edit requests.
Check your results
A CopyPress member will review your test and pass or fail it. If you pass, you will be eligible to write for the client. If you fail, you cannot retake the test to certify for that client, but you can still test for other clients. Carefully review any comments the CopyPress member made to incorporate the feedback into future work.
What if I don't want to take the certification test?
You don't have to get certified if you're not interested. Project Managers may give preference to community members who have been certified, but they could also invite members who did not earn the certification. However, we highly recommend getting certified to increase your chances of receiving assignments.
Do I have to get certified for all clients?
You can choose whatever certifications you want. Getting certified to work for more clients could increase your chances of receiving assignment invitations.
Who can take the tests?
Writers, editors, and QA members can take client certification tests. Some certification tests are specific to just writers, editors, or QA members. You'll be able to see any test available to you in the "Training Tests" tab.
If a test is open for all roles, you only need to pass it once to get the certification for all roles you have in Dante.
When will the certification tests be available?
We're continually adding new certification tests for our clients. You can take the test as soon as you see it in your Training Tests tab. We will send an email as soon as a new test is available.
Will I get paid more per assignment if I'm certified?
We're not offering additional pay for getting certified at this time. However, getting certified can increase your chances of receiving an assignment.
How long do I have to complete tests?
You have an unlimited amount of time to complete multiple-choice and paid writing tests.