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Updating W3CB Certifications: How we keep them Relevant

The Web3 Certification Board regularly reviews blockchain certifications to ensure they stay relevant, and technically accurate, and assess the skills needed to thrive in the decentralized world. Reviews guarantee certifications evaluate the right abilities for blockchain roles, prioritizing key skills. While comprehensive role learning exceeds exam coverage, prioritization allows valid, reliable measurement. The Board reviews […]

Online proctored exams: What to expect and how to prepare

The W3CB understands that traveling to a test center may not be an option for all certification candidates during these times. For those new to online proctored exams, the experience may seem daunting, but it can actually be far less stressful than traveling to a test center if you are prepared. Follow these tips from […]

What goes into Creating a W3CB Certificaiton

Web3 Certifications are developed by a dedicated team of subject matter experts at the Web3 Certification Board. The Board’s psychometrician ensures the processes used to evaluate candidates are measuring the right skills and abilities. The psychometrician partners with the product manager to optimize and enhance the certification program, analyzing pain points and competitive offerings to […]

Lessons from the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment

The Allure of Quick Completions vs. The Value of Quality Certifications: In the 1972, Stanford researcher Walter Mischel conducted a famous experiment known as the “marshmallow test.” In it, children were given a marshmallow and told they could either eat it right away or wait 15 minutes and receive an additional marshmallow as a reward […]

Using Job Task Analysis to Create Effective Certification Programs

Developing a professional certification program requires an in-depth understanding of the target role. Job task analysis (JTA) provides a rigorous process to gather this insight. Conducting a detailed JTA lays the groundwork for certification that accurately reflects job requirements. What is Job Task Analysis? JTA is a systematic methodology to capture the nitty-gritty details of […]

ISO 17024 and ANSI Accreditation: The Process Explained

Obtaining accreditation under the ISO 17024 standard and the ANSI model is a significant undertaking for any certifying body. It involves rigorous self-assessment, comprehensive documentation, and a thorough review by the accreditation body. Despite the complexity of the process, the end result – the ability to issue globally recognized certifications – makes it a worthwhile […]


New Web3 Certification Board Established to Create Accredited Blockchain Certifications 

For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – July 10, 2023 – The newly formed Web3 Certification Board (W3CB) has been established to develop accredited certifications and standards in blockchain technology, distributed ledgers, and related decentralized technologies.  The W3CB will create certifications aligned with international standards from ANSI and ISO/IEC 17024. This ensures W3CB certifications will meet […]


Veteran Blockchain Expert Bryant Nielson to Lead New Web3 Certification Board as Chief Executive Officer

For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – July 19, 2023 – The newly established Web3 Certification Board (W3CB) has appointed blockchain industry veteran Bryant Nielson as its first Chief Executive Officer. The W3CB is creating accredited certifications and standards for blockchain and related decentralized technologies. “We could not have found a more qualified and dedicated leader […]

Challenges and Solutions in Achieving ISO 17024 and ANSI Accreditation

Achieving ISO 17024 and ANSI accreditation is a significant accomplishment for any certifying body. However, the journey towards this goal can be laden with challenges. From understanding the complexities of the requirements to implementing them effectively, it demands substantial resources, meticulous planning, and a commitment to excellence. This final article in the series explores common […]

The Importance of ISO 17024 and ANSI Model Certifications for Professionals

In an era defined by rapidly evolving industries and increasing competition, professionals must continually validate and develop their skills. Certifications play a crucial role in this process, providing a measure of knowledge, competence, and commitment to excellence. Particularly, certifications adhering to ISO 17024 and the ANSI model carry significant weight, offering globally recognized benchmarks of […]