September 11, 2012 -
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently certified 1,000 examinees as “Certified Biometrics Professionals”.
The IEEE Certified Biometrics Professional designation sets the standardized baseline of knowledge in the biometrics industry. The individuals who pass the IEEE CBP examination are prepared to demonstrate that they have the level of proficiency needed to perform in a competent and effective manner.
The IEEE CBP Program was developed by leading subject-matter experts from industry, government, and academia and offers an unbiased, third party recognition of an individual’s abilities. Earning the IEEE CBP credential can: enhance professional credibility; increase opportunities for career advancement; set you apart from your peers; demonstrate commitment to the profession; result in greater respect from employers; and increase confidence on the job.
The IEEE CBP Program requires candidates to pass a rigorous examination and promise to adhere to the IEEE CBP Code of Ethics. There are no eligibility requirements or prerequisites to register for and take the CBP examination. Individuals who earn the CBP credential will be required to maintain their knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities.
The IEEE CBP Program also offers a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation tool. The self-directed IEEE CBP Learning System combines print materials that cover the entire biometrics body of knowledge, with interactive online learning software to deliver an effective learning experience.
Membership in IEEE is not required to register for the CBP exam; however, members receive substantial discounts on exam fees and the IEEE CBP Learning System.
Among those certified was Barry Jacobs who is a solutions developer at Bytes Systems Integration and one of only six people in South Africa to pass the given exams.
The certificate along with a degree in Information Technology has given Jacobs an edge he needs to rise above the competition. The IEEE CBP program is a short course that spans about four months. It is Web-based and covers a multitude of topics such as biometric system design and evaluation, modalities and standards along with the integration of other technologies into biometric systems.
In an emerging field such as biometrics, what other knowledge standards can be used to accredit organizations and individuals?