RFID Institute
RFID Institute

The RFID Professional Institute, a not-for profit organization founded to promote professionalism in the RFID industry through standardized certification exams, announced today that it will hold its first formal RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate (RPICA) exam at the RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 conference and exhibition, taking place on Apr. 15-17 in San Diego, Calif., in partnership with Instruct U.

“A group of hardworking, dedicated professionals have been working for two years to get the RFID Professional Institute to this point,” said Mark Roberti, the organization’s chairman. “We are very excited to finally be launching our exam, which will be available both at face-to-face events like RFID Journal LIVE! and online.”

The RFID Professional Institute was founded in 2012 as a nonprofit organization registered in the state of Virginia. It held its first beta exam at RFID Journal LIVE! 2014 and another at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe. Exam questions have been refined to ensure that the associate-level certification accurately reflects an exam taker’s knowledge of RFID terms and concepts. The aim of the associate-level certification is to show that those who have passed have demonstrated a broad knowledge of all types of radio frequency identification, system components and applications.

Anyone attending this year’s LIVE! conference can take the RPICA exam, which will be held on Apr. 16-17. Training geared toward helping those new to RFID to pass the exam will be available onsite, before the test is administered.

“This is a milestone for the Institute and the RFID industry,” said Ian Robertson, the RFID Professional Institute’s vice chairman. “We are confident that the industry will find value in knowing that when they hire someone with an RFID Professional Institute certification, they are guaranteed that the person has demonstrated a certain level of competency in RFID.”

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