At a Glance
Certification is crucial; it can ensure high productivity while also defining the limits of legal liability.
Countries without national certification systems of their own can adopt international best practices.
Certification programs benefit both employers and employees.
Well-designed certification processes help validate workers with the required knowledge and skills. They allow workers to be productive from the first day on the job.
- Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action (National Research Council of the National Academics)
- Norwegian Oil and Gas Recommended Guidelines on Competence Requirements for Drilling and Well Service Personnel (Norwegian Oil and Gas Association)
- Worker Certification: A Tool for Responsible Mine Closure and Worker Redeployment (R. Montpellier)
- Recommended Guidelines for a Common Model for Work Permits (Norwegian Oil and Gas Association)
- The Canadian Mining Certification Program (Mining Industry Human Resources Council)
Norwegian Oil and Gas Recommended Guidelines on Competence Requirements for Drilling and Well Service Personnel
These detailed guidelines present the necessary competence requirements for well service and drilling employees in the Norwegian petroleum ...
These guidelines look specifically at how to establish a common practice for the use of work permits. This model includes work permits for ...
This report discusses worker redeployment as a result of mine closures, and looks specifically at the Canadian Mining Certification Program ...
This online resource provides information regarding The Canadian Mining Certification Program (CMCP), the only one of its kind in Canada. ...
This report examines U.S. energy and mining workforce trends and issues, and proposes approaches to address crucial, emerging needs. Chapter ...
Certification is one of the most important ways that extractive industries can be assured of a workforce with adequate skills and qualifications. Certification is crucial for ensuring high productivity as well as defining the limits of legal liability. National certification schemes play an important role in this context. Where countries lack the resources to establish their own national certification systems, the adoption of best practices from other national systems may be a useful point of departure.
From the perspective of the employer, certification programs simplify recruitment, increase employee engagement and commitment, increase employee satisfaction and retention, showcase investment in training, and recognize workforce value and hard-earned skills. From the perspective of the employee, national certification programs recognize knowledge, training, and skills; increase mobility in the workforce; and allow workers to compete for higher-level occupations and careers. Skills certifications can be mapped to career pathways throughout many sectors; this is applicable for students who need help choosing the right courses, for transitioning workers who need to develop new skills for new jobs, and for current workers who need to upgrade skills to adapt to new technologies or business processes.