Individuals trained in TRADE can advance from benchmarking “Trained” to “Proficiency” to “Mastery”. The status of Trained is given based on an individual attending an approved training course by a certified training instructor. The status of Proficiency is granted based on the submission of a completed benchmarking project which needs to meet a minimum of a 3 Star standard, projects assessed as 5 to 7 Stars receive a Commendation.
The status of Mastery is conferred based on the submission of two completed benchmarking projects, one of which needs to be graded at a “Commendation” level. Individuals that reach Mastery have the skills and experience necessary to facilitate or lead benchmarking projects in such a way that they are likely to lead to significant operational and financial gains.
Applying for Benchmarking Proficiency or Mastery Certification
For information on how to apply, download the following documents: