Online training and accreditation are key component for some virtual and hybrid events. Whether you’re training employees, offering continued education sessions or professional development opportunities, it’s important to offer a commemorative document that attendees can keep on hand. 

That’s why vFairs is now offering in-event certificates to your attendees. You can attribute different certificates to specific webinars that are then automatically provided to anyone who joined. Let’s dive into how our new virtual certification feature works. 

Attendees: Achieving and Collecting Virtual Certificates

Attendees can earn certificates for participating in certain webinar sessions within the event. These are great if, for example, you’re hosting a webinar that attendees can get a continued education credit in. Attendees who join the session will automatically receive a certificate at the end of the presentation. 

To access their certificates, attendees can click on their profile icon in the top right corner of the page, and click ‘Download certificate’. They’ll then get the option to open the PDF in another tab, or email the certificate to themselves. 

 

Hosts: Setting up Virtual Certification Within Your Event

Hosts can choose which webinars they’d like to offer certificates for, and can assign different certificates to various webinars. Whenever an attendee completes a webinar, their user information will automatically be applied to the certificate, which is why it takes a few minutes for the certificate to be produced. 

Plus, it’s quite easy to set up. 

This feature can be enabled quickly and easily with the help of your project management team. All you need to provide to them is:

  • a JPG or PDF of each individual certificate
  • the associated webinar for each certificate
  • which user fields should be mapped to the certificate (i.e. name, state, city, country, or any other user information you’ve collected within their registration form)

You also have the option to create a custom email if users choose to email the certificate to themselves. 

This feature currently works best when hosting webinars through Vimeo, as certificates can be issued only once your attendees have hit a specific threshold of the webinar. For example, you can award certificates once someone has watched 50%, 75% or the presentation in its entirety. This feature can, however, be applied to any video conferencing or streaming service you’re integrating into your event, including Zoom or YouTube. With these platforms, certificates are awarded to every attendee who joins the session.

What Types of Events Can Use This Feature?

While this feature is available to any type of event, here are some of the most common use cases for it:

Internal Training Events & Onboarding Fairs

If you need to get your remote teams up to speed on new protocols, safety standards or other procedures, certificates are a great feature to include.  You can set up different tracks, presentations and associated certificates within your virtual onboarding fair, which employees or new hires can visit on their own time. You can then track their progress through their certificates. Once an employee has all the required certifications, you’ll know they’re up to speed with company policies and requirements.

Professional Development Events

Are you offering professional development sessions at your event? If your attendees are receiving training from accredited professional associations, you can upload their certificates to the platform so that attendees can automatically receive them once they complete the final course.

Events Offering Continued Learning Credits

Perhaps you offer your own continued learning credits to a group of member professionals. In this case, you can offer certificates from your association as attendees complete your final course. 

Our team can help you get set up on this now, so reach out today to get started!

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