ACRW (Academy Certified Resume Writer)
Earning the ACRW indicates that a resume writer has successfully completed all components of the Resume Writing Academy, an intensive and comprehensive training program that teaches the following skills and concepts through classroom study, training assignments, independent learning projects, and intense individualized feedback:
The Resume Writing Academy is the first comprehensive, strategically focused resume training program that teaches writers of all experience levels how to develop resumes that get noticed and get results. The Resume Writing Academy is recognized for its rigor, high standards, and accomplished graduates. I joined an elite group of more than 100 ACRWs worldwide.
CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer)
Resume writers possessing the CPRW credential must pass a timed examination consisting of four modules, testing writer’s industry knowledge and understanding of the resume writing field, his/her command for grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading, and skills in strategic thinking on resume related issues.
The writer is also required to develop a resume and cover letter based upon background information of a hypothetical client provided by the PARW/CC Certification Committee Board.
Certification examinations are reviewed and graded by three CPRWs who are members of the Certification Committee Board. Organizational membership of writer is required to maintain the CPRW credential. The CPRW credential was established in 1991 and is recognized as the standard of the industry.