RecertTrack Named 'Official Education Tracking Service' for IBTM Events

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has named online certification tracking company RecertTrack as the first “Official Education Tracking Service” for its portfolio of Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (IBTM) events, RTE announced this month.

RecertTrack’s recertification and e-certification tracking tool allows meeting professionals to record their continuing education courses and credits online as a way of tracking their progress toward recertification. The subscription-based system sends alerts when users need to recertify and also notifies subscribers of relevant education opportunities in their industry.

“As the largest provider of events for the meetings sector, it made sense that we partner with this new industry initiative,” IBTM Marketing Manager Mandy Torrens said in a statement. “Not only is RecertTrack sustainable as an online portal that complements our ISO certification, but it’s a clever idea and much needed in a sector where there is so much education and so many industry certifications. We will be launching this value-added service for EIBTM in Barcelona this year, but all of the IBTM portfolio of attendees will be able to receive a special subscription rate once they have uploaded their details and have registered to attend one of our shows.”

Currently, RecertTrack tracks 27 industry certifications, including the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified Association Executive (CAE) and the Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) certifications, among others.

“If doctors and lawyers require certification to be regarded as competent and trusted in their occupations, why should event and meeting organizers be regarded as any different?” asks RecertTrack Founder and CEO Cedric Calhoun. “This isn’t just about qualifications, it is about creating a structure which can sustain ongoing re-certification which will support career progression and help people move up within their industry.”

IBTM attendees who subscribe to RecertTrack’s online portal will be asked to enter a group code when they’re creating their profile, which will be supplied when they sign up for an IBTM event. Attendees will automatically be given a special subscription rate.

“One of the major advantages to subscribing to the RecertTrack portal is that IBTM’s education team will automatically upload an attendee’s education activities directly into their profile so all there is left to do is assign the activities to the certification you are tracking,” Torrens continued. “It is a very simple process to achieve maximum efficiency in tracking education activities.”

For more information about RecertTrack, visit its Association and Meeting Professionals Advancement Portal at www.recerttrack.com/assn-meetings.

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