The Skills Guarantee has been discontinued.
It will be supported through Dec 31, 2023
We are confident in TestOut Pro Certified individuals and the skills they have developed through our training and certifications. Learn more about our certifications and see how these individuals can bring value to your organization.
To verify that a potential candidate’s Pro Certification and Skills Guarantee are authentic, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-877-4889 ext. 275
Need to apply for a Skills Guarantee? View terms and conditions.
The Skills Guarantee is a TestOut program that assists students in getting a job in Information Technology.
A student who holds a Skills Guarantee certificate is able to tell an employer that he or she possess the skills that were certified under the Pro certification and that TestOut will pay the employer $500 (if the job is part-time) or $1,000 (if the job is full-time)* if the employer finds that the student does not possess the certified skills after hiring them.
The skills that TestOut guarantees are the exam objectives of the Pro certification as taught in the TestOut Pro course and assessed in the associated Pro certification exam. The Skills Guarantee does not guarantee soft skills or additional IT skills not listed in the exam objectives.
The Skills Guarantee is an added credential that a student can use to show employers when applying and interviewing for jobs. Instructors and Career Services individuals can also showcase the Skills Guarantee to employers. We've created a list of student tips and instructions for using the Skills Guarantee.
Yes. A sample Skills Guarantee certificate can be found here.
Upon hiring an individual who holds the TestOut Skills Guarantee, the employer will have up to 90 days to evaluate the individual’s skills. If the employer finds that the individual does not possess the skills within the 90-day timeframe, they may contact TestOut directly to request the payment. See Terms and Conditions for further details.
Employers want assurances when making hiring decisions, and the Skills Guarantee is more than a credential or qualification. TestOut stands behind its training and certifications. Most importantly, TestOut stands behind the individual student. The end goal of the Skills Guarantee is to help the individual get a job in IT.
TestOut stands behind its training and Pro certifications 100 percent. The reasons we ask for instructor approval is because we want to give instructor’s the ability to use the Skills Guarantee as a motivator for their students to do well in the class. This includes that students have completed assignments and passed the class. In minute cases, a student could do poorly on the class and then take a practice exam multiple times and by chance pass the Pro certification. Though this person has proved their skills, TestOut asks for an approval from the instructor that this person did perform well in the class.
No. The Skills Guarantee is a free offering to all TestOut educational institutions that are current TestOut customers.
The Skills Guarantee certificate and the instructor approval process is available in LabSim. To enable this feature, a LabSim administrator needs to turn it on. View a tutorial on using the Skills Guarantee in LabSim.
The Skills Guarantee is offered to educational institutions and professional training centers. Self-study individuals do not qualify at this time.
You can qualify for the TestOut Skills Guarantee using any certification, except Desktop Pro. These Pro certifications qualify for the Skills Guarantee:
We recommend that you use these links to email employers or print the documents off and take them to interviews.
If you’ve earned a second or third Pro certification, just have your instructor approve the Skills Guarantee like the first time, and LabSim will auto generate a new Skills Guarantee certificate for you to download from your Certifications tab.
At this time, no. You can print your Skills Guarantee PDF certificate to show as a hard copy.
The preferred contact is email@example.com. You may also call 1800-877-4889 ext. 275.