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Certification? [14 vote(s)]

Accept other forums certification.
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Honorable certification.
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Certification should be decided case by case.
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We should do certification.
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Farm out all certification.
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I think we should accept certifications from other forums. Have honorable certifications? Or should we decide certification on a individual case? Should we be doing certification or farming that work out? It's a long way off but we can get some ideas, what do you think?



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I like the idea of excepting other forum Certification. Why make the guys pay twice. If you get Certifide once, That works for Me!



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I agree with Art, but new guys it should be done based on each individual.

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Art O wrote:

I like the idea of excepting other forum Certification. Why make the guys pay twice. If you get Certifide once, That works for Me!


 I'm on board with that and all for accepting other forum certifications. 



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I don't care about certification to be honest. There are plenty of guys from RCIA that know what they are doing and have no certification. RCIA certification is all about money and I think that's what killed rcia. Let vendors on and others who are selling stuff we may need. If they make money who cares if you don't like it don't buy it. But this place could be a nice "hub" for info....no banning or point system nonsense. Men come on, get what they like and disregard the rest...

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This was one of our first posts. I'm bumping it up to the top. We have more members here now.

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I was certified in 2009. Customer never ask. It was the cool thing to do at the time.

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Very good Andy, Now what is that peace of paper. What is it worth today according to the New RCIA rules? Do you need to re aply and pay again or are you on the new Elite RCIA Certified List. Please check into this and let us know.



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The RCIA changed there Cert Requirements. I wonder how this is going to work. There were a lot of guys who were certified that lost it because they didn't pay there yearly fee. Are they certified again or do they have to pay all over again. Seems every year things change over there.

Here is the new RCIA Certification Process

Anyone that would like to become certified by the RCIA Must first become a PREMIUM Member. (Membership is $129.00 per year)

Any member that would like to become certified must have a minimum of 100 valid posts on the RCIA forum

You must then contact Garyw, and Pay $200. This is the Certification FEE (One time only)

There is one part to the Certification Test. That is a verbal or in person test with Chris Tucker. (approx.1 hour)

If you fail the Verbal test you will have to wait 1 week before you can retake the test. There is a $25.00 re-test fee payable to the instructor.

If you pass the verbal test you will then be added to the Elite RCIA Certified List.

Becoming Certified thru RCIA is one of the biggest advantages you can provide for your business. It sets you above your competition in many ways.



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Certification might prove to be the stick in the spokes. I think it's getting way ahead of ourselves to introduce any type of certification process. Most of us just need a place to hang out and exchange ideas.

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I think Art was making a Joke? I say that because I laughed through allof it!

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Oh..my bad. Went over my head.

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Ed Thompson wrote:

Certification might prove to be the stick in the spokes. I think it's getting way ahead of ourselves to introduce any type of certification process. Most of us just need a place to hang out and exchange ideas.


Ed, Let the other forums Certify. I could care less about it. There's nothing like experience and on the job training. I like what you said, We just need a place to hang out and Exchange idea's. Thats what this forum is about.



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Gary from the RCIA Banned my IP today. The man is nuts. He is here every day reading. Today he spent 15 minutes reading all the good posts. I think he realy likes our new forum.

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I remember when the RCIA had cedability, really I do. It was not long ago four or five years? Again great,smart and experianced men on there. Note the word I used...MEN! We all know the guys by name,guys who are now no where to be found thanks to your friend Gary. You reched your post after learning from these "Happy go lucky " guys, talked to Chris and you felt you really made it. Then one man ruined it and sunk Chris as well. There is a saying "it's a small world "and I had the pleasure of talking to a fellow down Gary's way who knows gary, lets just say Gary is no stranger to being "disliked ". Let that fool Gary look all he wants Art, the RCIA is now a joke. Who will these people learn from"Gary? LOL! What will he teach them defensive driving? LOL! How to push "0 "for the operator? Only an idiot would send those knuckle heads money, and only an idiot would feel secure in any advice from Gary. Art he was always in a position where people "had "to listen to him, like the telephone co. and RCIA because knuckle head Chris signed a deal with the Devil. There is no Gary babysitting here, there is no Gary here, there are men here, who come to "hang out and exchange ideas" !

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Patrick G wrote:

I remember when the RCIA had cedability, really I do. It was not long ago four or five years? Again great,smart and experianced men on there. Note the word I used...MEN! We all know the guys by name,guys who are now no where to be found thanks to your friend Gary. You reched your post after learning from these "Happy go lucky " guys, talked to Chris and you felt you really made it. Then one man ruined it and sunk Chris as well. There is a saying "it's a small world "and I had the pleasure of talking to a fellow down Gary's way who knows gary, lets just say Gary is no stranger to being "disliked ". Let that fool Gary look all he wants Art, the RCIA is now a joke. Who will these people learn from"Gary? LOL! What will he teach them defensive driving? LOL! How to push "0 "for the operator? Only an idiot would send those knuckle heads money, and only an idiot would feel secure in any advice from Gary. Art he was always in a position where people "had "to listen to him, like the telephone co. and RCIA because knuckle head Chris signed a deal with the Devil. There is no Gary babysitting here, there is no Gary here, there are men here, who come to "hang out and exchange ideas" !


 

 
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Hilarious Art. Ding... Break that out more often buddy.

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Art O wrote:

Very good Andy, Now what is that peace of paper worth today according to the New RCIA rules. Do you need to re aply and pay again or are you on the new Elite RCIA Certified List. Please check into this and let us know.


 Nah, I just posted it because I didn't want anybody to doubt I had one. I don't need one. Doesn't help me sell anything and if this forum or any other asked me to pay to be certified I wouldn't do it.

Art I posted it because at first you assumed I wasn't certified. Maybe it's because I left RCIA for a couple of years.When I came back you were there going strong. Thought you might have thought I was a newbie.

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I've got one of those hanging around somewhere too, Andy! I think you and I went over there about the same time. I finally got fed up early this year, left and haven't been back since.

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I was actually deleting old pictures freeing up some memory and came across it. Nothing beats experience,listening and learning from others and seminars if you can find one a resonable distance from home.

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Kinda funny, but that's when I first met Bill Booz, he gave me my cert test.

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Ah yes the rcia. It was good in the beginning and now its just like a bad marriage. Do whatever you can to get out.



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waxman18324 wrote:

Back to certifications.....perhaps in other markets it's different but I've never been asked by a customer if I was certified by any group. They only seem to care if I'm insured and a registered PA contractor.

Hank


That's all that really counts Hank.


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Now there is a Gentlemen Bill Booze, I had the pleasure of meeting him in N.J. last year. I remember the day he got "banned "by the moron at RCIA, it was the beginning of the end for RCIA!

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Art O wrote:

Gary from the RCIA Banned my IP today. The man is nuts. He is here every day reading. Today he spent 15 minutes reading all the good posts. I think he realy likes our new forum.


He banned my IP and deleted all my posts and backlinks about a week after he found out I was part of getting this forum going. Trust me, it was a blessing in disguise!!!

The RCIA has become a joke over the past few years and a vehicle to put members hard earned money in their own pockets. Why would someone pay over a $100 bucks a year to participate drama when I can watch Jerry Springer for free?



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Ray,

You are not alone in your beliefs. They have been allowed to get away with murder at the expense of others(present and former members) of the RCIA.

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Back to certifications.....perhaps in other markets it's different but I've never been asked by a customer if I was certified by any group. They only seem to care if I'm insured and a registered PA contractor.

Hank

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