Foster, J.C. & Pritz, S. (2006). The certification advantage. Association for Career and Technical Education. Retrieved from https://www.acteonline.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2904
As they discussed in the report “The Certification Advantage,” Foster & Pritz (2006) described the part of experts in the formation of standards and the certification of individuals’ skills and competencies. They provide an overview of the rise of certificates issued by certifying bodies and the principles by which they are regarded as meaningful. This has implications for what badges translate into in the job sphere when overseen or validated by experts.