Benefits of Accreditation
How will Accreditation help employers?
Accreditation provides an objective, independent assurance tool. An Accredited Professional Statistician will:
- Possess statistical skills from formal training.
- Have demonstrated skill in applying Statistics.
- Possess sound oral and written communication skills.
- Document records of professional development activities.
- Follow ethical practices that meet professional standards.
- Develop the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues/clients.
Accreditation will translate into improved efficiency to produce statistical-based information:
- The mentorship program will help ensure early acquisition of good statistical practices and on-the-job experience in specific areas of application for Associate Statisticians.
- Accreditation will augment in-house statistical resources.
- Accreditation should attract more and better skilled candidates for employment, and help maintain a skilled professional group.
How will Accreditation help statisticians?
- Enhance the professional practice of statistics.
- Facilitate professional development.
- Facilitate mentorship for new graduates through work with Accredited Professional Statisticians; this will provide an invaluable resource to expedite professional development.
- Foster communication among statisticians.
- Promote continuing professional development.
- Provide peer evaluation if a formal complaint is filed.