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Old 12-09-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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some kind of certification is good if not necessary for at least insurance reasons. but certifications certainly don't provide any kind of education or experience, which is what a trainer/coach needs to be successful. they're intended to provide proof that those in possession of them do have certain educations/experience, but you'd be hard pressed to find a cert that proved any reasonable degree of helpful knowledge or experience. bottom line: certs don't hurt, and can be helpful. some folks like seeing those things. makes them feel safe and secure and encourages them to trust you. but they're no substitute for experience and education, and the pursuit of them should never interfere with receiving that experience and education.
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