Skills Guarantee Announcement

The Skills Guarantee has been discontinued.
It will be supported through Dec 31, 2023

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The Skills Guarantee

We are so confident in these Pro Certified individuals and the training they have received, that we will back them up with a $1,000 Skills Guarantee.

If any employer finds, after hiring and putting them to work for at least 3 weeks, that they do not possess the IT skills that we have certified under the applicable Pro Certification, then we will pay that company up to $1,000.
Pro Certifications Eligible For The Skills Guarantee
View the complete terms and conditions for employers here.

Once you pass a Pro Certification exam and receive an endorsement from your instructor, you can download and/or print your Pro Certification and Skills Guarantee to use when applying to jobs and speaking with employers.

Learn how to get access to your Skills Guarantee in LabSim and to see tips on using your Skills Guarantee certificate to help you get a job.
Once your student passes a Pro Certification exam, all you have to do is verify that they have completed the course and that they’re ready for employment. We trust that you have utilized LabSim to teach and prepare your students.

Learn how to access the Skills Guarantee and approve students inside LabSim.

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 or call 800-877-4889 ext. 275

Need to apply for a Skills Guarantee? View terms and conditions.

How the Skills Guarantee Will Help You Get a Job

The Skills Guarantee is a TestOut program that helps you get a job in IT, including jobs in areas like technical support, desktop support, network administration, or systems administration.

All the qualifications an employer looks for when considering candidates are meant to answer the basic, critical question, “Do you have the skills to do the job or not?”

As you apply and interview for jobs this spring and summer, the Skills Guarantee is a tool you can add to your job prospecting tool belt.

Instead of just a certification, class, or hours of experience, you will be able to say to an employer, “I passed my course and this Pro certification from TestOut and qualify for the Skills Guarantee. TestOut guarantees that I possess the skills that I was certified on and will pay you $500 (if the job is part-time) or $1,000 (if the job is full-time)* if you hire me but find that I don’t possess these skills.”

*We currently don’t offer the Skills Guarantee outside of the US. Please contact Giovanni RIveros at if you are interested in offering Skills Guarantee in a country outside of the US.

Tips on Using the Skills Guarantee

You will need to work with your instructor to get the Skills Guarantee certificate. The Skills Guarantee certificate does not replace your Pro certification certificate; it goes along with it. In many cases, the employers you speak with will want to know the specific skills that TestOut is guaranteeing. Below are the exam objectives for each TestOut Pro certification. These are the skills that you will discuss with employers.

We recommend that you use these links to email employers or print the documents off and take them to interviews.

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