Certification is an industry-recognized credential granted to a
candidate who successfully demonstrates competence. Through a formal
process of assessment, a candidate must demonstrate mastery of
the knowledge, skills and abilities as defined in the National
Occupational Standard (NOS) and honour the Code
of Ethics (pdf 59Kb).
To learn to about the Certification Program and make application
click here to visit our Certification Centre.
Certification is one of the most important ways of promoting and
recognizing a highly skilled workforce. Certification objectives
- addressing labour shortages and attracting new workers
- assisting and improving labour mobility
- improving quality of work through performance achieving or
exceeding national standards
- recognizing prior learning and experience which can be measured
against occupational standards
- promoting an industry driven program for recognizing competent
In 2001 the MCPCC undertook a feasibility study to assess support
for a certification program. The study included a comprehensive
national survey asking for opinions from professional bus operators
and bus companies regarding the proposed voluntary National Certification
of Professional Bus Operators.
In April 2002, the survey
results were published. More than 3,000 responses were received
from operators, the vast majority of whom endorsed the concept.
Information gathered at working sessions in 2003-2004 shaped
the development of the Program launched in summer 2005.