In this installment of the resume writing certification series, we’ll look at the newer of the resume writing organizations, the Resume Writing Academy (RWA), which notes itself as the “World’s Premier Resume Training & Certification Organization.”
Resume Writing Academy; resumewritingacademy.com
Founded by two resume writing professionals with extensive credentials, Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark, the Resume Writing Academy (RWA) is the only organization devoted entirely to providing advanced training and certification programs for resume writers.
From their website:
“Graduating from the Resume Writing Academy is a true professional accomplishment. The program is tough, the grading is tougher and the expectations of your trainers are very high.”
The continuing education program is much more intense than other credentials, with a combination of classroom (in person or self-study), training assignments, independent learning projects, and examinations. In addition, to resume and cover letter preparation, the program covers grammar, client positioning, and more.
For example, a training program/certification through the RWA might look like this:
Part I includes
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Part II includes 3 independent learning programs (bi-weekly custom projects)
Students must earn an A or B for each assignment; a lower grade requires the assignment to be redone and resubmitted.
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At the end of the 11-week program, students with all passing grades earn the Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) credential plus 36 continuing education credits (CEUs).
As might be expected for a program billing itself as the most extensive resume-writing credentialing program, the price is higher than any of the others. Registration for the Resume Writing Academy ACRW certification is currently set at $1,895 (formerly $2,295), which includes all training sessions, course materials, audio recordings and more.
RWA also offers additional CE classes at times, ranging from $99 to $199. Currently being offered is an Entrepreneurial Excellence Training priced @ $499 for a 4-part program that covers marketing, business development, service pricing, sales, CRM, and business management.
There are also a library of e-summits priced @ $69 for individual instructions with a bundled price of $429 for 15+ e-summits. Currently being offered is an Entrepreneurial Excellence Training priced @ $499 for a 4-part program that covers marketing, business development, service pricing, sales, CRM, and business management.
Also, currently being offered is an Entrepreneurial Excellence Training priced @ $499 for a 4-part program that covers marketing, business development, service pricing, sales, CRM, and business management.
RWAs offerings have changed in recent months, likely as a result of the company’s change in ownership. The company was purchased and is being managed by Marie Zimenoff.
TAKEAWAYS ABOUT RESUME WRITING ACADEMY (RWA)
- RWA isn’t a membership organization, but a training center for resume writers.
- RWA isn’t cheap, so plan on making a sizable investment to complete the ACRW certification.
- The RWA site has been acting strangely; e.g. the search feature for credentialed ACRWs doesn’t work. This should be a concern for ACRWs who are relying on the RWA site to attract business.
- Lastly, there are many links on RWA that take visitors offsite to a WildApricot.org destination. Not the best way of redirecting traffic IMHO.
For more information, contact Marie Zimenoff by simply visiting the RWA website.
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