You do not need to obtain certification with VOT to be considered for our virtual assistant projects. We welcome and encourage any qualified and educated virtual assistant to apply. However, if you would like to increase your chances of being hired for home based projects, or perhaps increase your salary, we recommend our Certified Virtual Assistant designation.
VOTs Certified Virtual Assistant program requires that you complete a three part test that includes skills, ethics, industry and technology knowledge and document practice.
TO QUALIFY FOR CERTIFICATION You must be a registered VOT Virtual Assistant with a completed profile and an active Virtual Assistant Website with details about your current services, skills & education. All of our certifications and training programs are FREE.
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Why Get Certified
Obtaining certification will allow you to show hiring managers that you are professional, skilled and qualified to handle projects from your home. We've found this to be the best way to put yourself ahead of the competition in order to get hired, land projects and receive priority consideration for new job opportunities - not just with VOT but with all hiring organizations, managers and professionals. Your certification will also help you obtain employment as a Virtual Assistant with employers nationwide.
Once you obtain your certification you will be able to display the official "VOT CERTIFIED" logo in all of your documents, resumes and online profiles including your VOT Virtual Assistant profile. Our certified assistants do receive priority listing as "Recommended by VOT"
We offer two certification options (certification is NOT required to apply or be hired).
The VOT-CVA (Virtual Office Temps Certified Virtual Assistant) designation is our basic certification program. This test will cover modern office administration, document preparation, ethical standards, technology and virtual office management. There are 50 true/false and multiple choice questions, 10 essay questions and 2 document preparation activities. This is a pass/fail test. (80% correct required to pass). You will have 24 hours to complete the test and all documents.
TESTING AND CERTIFICATION IS FREE AND NOT REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR VIRTUAL JOBS.
You will have one chance to pass. You must wait at least 30 days before you can retake the test if you fail. Once you pass you will receive VOT-CVA status, a certification award and you will be designated as a VOT Certified Virtual Assistant for all job opportunities. You will also enjoy hiring preference for all projects and will be listed in VOTs Certified Virtual Assistant Directory. However, it is important to note that certification is NOT required to apply with us.
The VOT-CVAS (Virtual Office Temps Certified Virtual Assistant Specialist) designation is our basic certification plus a specialist focus of your choice. You may take as many specialist exams as you want. The VOT-CVAS consists of the same basic test as described above but also includes a module in a specialized area. We are currently offering the following specialist certifications:
- Medical Billing Specialist
- Medical Transcription Specialist
- Legal Assistant Specialist
- Real Estate Specialist
- Web Site Specialist
- Customer Service Specialist
- Sales and Marketing Specialist
- Desktop Publishing Specialist
- Editing/Proofing Specialist
- Travel Specialist
- Data Entry Specialist
- Accounting and Finance Specialist
SPECIALIST CERTIFICATIONS ARE FREE. THERE IS NO FEE TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING OR TAKE THE TEST.
The specialist certification exam consists of 50 multiple choice or true/false questions plus 10 essay questions. You must get at least 80% correct to pass the test. One you receive your VOT-CVAS designation you will receive "VOT Recommended" status for all virtual assistant projects plus priority preference for projects within your specialty areas. You will be listed in our Certified Virtual Assistant Directory as a highly trained Specialist in your field. It is important to note that this certification is NOT required to apply or be hired.
Study Guides and Handbooks
You may order your study guides as soon as possible so that you may begin preparing. This is a self-paced course so we encourage you to take as much time as you need before registering to take the test. Be sure that you have a solid understanding of all material covered in the books.
Virtual Assistant - The Series
Administrative Assistant's Handbook
Gregg Reference Manual
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