The Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) exam is administered by the Professional Association of Resume Writers/Career Coaches (PARW/CC). When compared to other exams in the industry, some believe the CPRW exam is the least difficult to achieve.
To take the CPRW exam, you must first be a member of parw.com (cost $150). Although not a requirement during its early years, the PARW/CC now requires a continuous membership with the organization in order to maintain an active CPRW credential.
The cost for taking the CPRW exam is $225.
Revealing details about the Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) exam itself would be unethical, however, I can give you some broad specifics.
I took and passed the CPRW exam before working on my first resume project, obtaining my business license, and writing my business plan. So, the impression that you need some extensive amount of resume writing experience before attempting to take the CPRW exam isn’t exactly true.
Back in 1996, the first half of the exam was identifying spelling errors and issues with grammar, recognizing and knowing certain acronyms, and answering a few select multiple choice questions.
The second half of the exam involved writing a resume and providing an overview of my thoughts and methodologies for writing the resume as I did.
A couple of years back, I had the opportunity to review the updated CPRW exam, and …
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