Turns One Year Old

Worldwide Virtual Assistant Certification Program Celebrates First Year Anniversary As more and more businesses look toward affordable, online solutions to sustain and grow their bottom line in a tough economy, virtual assistants are enjoying increased demand for their services. But until recently, virtual assistants have struggled to meet demand from prospective clients who often feel uncertain about the benefits of outsourcing. This is especially true, however, in a virtual environment where the negotiation process cannot happen face to face. The assurances that come with certification will prove immeasurable to business owners and managers who may have considered outsourcing support tasks to a VA in the past but could not justify the understandable risk of hiring an unknown. is proud to announce the Certification of over 20 Virtual Assistants worldwide. To view the certified virtual assistants please visit the online directory at The US Advisor, Kathy Ritchie, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Kathy Ritchie is proud to be on the board of, and excited to further the reputation of the Virtual Assistant Industry by being part of the skills certification process.  “I believe this certification process is one of the smartest ideas to come to our industry in a long time,” Ritchie said.  “It can be difficult for clients to even realize they need a virtual assistant, when they contract with a VACertified virtual assistant who has been evaluated by a global panel of experts they know their virtual assistant is one of the best in the world.” Virtual Assistants who go through the VAcertified process are evaluated by industry leaders and specialized consultants from around the world on qualities that matter most to clients, namely:

  1. Professional experience and work history
  2. Education and training, both government and private
  3. Virtual assistance industry awareness and contributions
  4. Level of experience as a business owner, online or off is the only internationally recognized virtual assistant certification program in the world that evaluates applicants based on a broad spectrum of personal and professional traits. The seal tells prospective clients that a global panel of experts has thoroughly reviewed a virtual assistant’s skills, experience and professional ethic. To learn more about becoming a certified Virtual Assistant or to discover the benefits of hiring a certified Virtual Assistant, visit About VAcertified is the go-to resource for virtual assistants who want credible, unbiased and international recognition for their skills, education, professional experience and industry contributions. Devoted to creating and growing a certification program that embraces diversity, strives to enhance and evolve professional relationships between VA and client. Follow @VAcertified on Twitter for up to date information about this worldwide certification program for Virtual Assistants. For more information contact: Tawnya Sutherland Founder, 866-943-6665 Follow @VAcertified on Twitter powered by]]>

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