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Certification Levels, Descriptions, and Requirements


RBLP

Resilience-Building Leadership Professional™ (RBLP™) is for Front-Line Supervisors

Collective resilience is the ability to overcome challenges, and then adapt and grow because of those challenges. Resilient teams are stronger together and they make organizational learning and change possible. Front-line supervisors build resilient teams by creating a positive climate, developing cohesion, and providing purpose.


RBLP Application Requirements

RBLP applicants must be currently serving in a front-line supervisor role or have three years of work experience.

Front-Line Supervisor Role Defined

Front-line supervisors provide guidance and direction to workers. They set priorities for workers and oversee their activities. Front-line supervisors organize people to work in teams and may work alongside subordinates as a member of the team. They monitor performance and enforce policies, rules, and regulations. Front-line supervisors have applicable technical expertise and can provide on-the-job training to workers.

Military Paygrade Equivalent: U.S. military personnel (or AU, NZ, UK, and CA equivalents) currently serving at paygrades E4 and E5 are eligible for RBLP certification. Military veterans that have previously served at these paygrades are also eligible. Learn more about the military’s funded credentialing opportunities for Active, Reserve, and Guard service members.  

RBLP Certification Exam Requirements

During the 1.5-hour oral RBLP certification exam, the applicant is required to show competence of factual (what), conceptual (why), and procedural knowledge (how) in each of the following competency domains:

Create a Positive Climate

Develop Cohesion

Provide Purpose


Exam Cost: $875

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Recertification is required every three years to maintain the RBLP level of certification. Credential holders are required to complete a recertification application and professional development exercise detailing how they have implemented applicable leader tasks in the workplace during the previous three years. The RBLP recertification fee is currently $55.



RBLP-C

Resilience-Building Leadership Professional™ Coach (RBLP™-C) is for Middle Managers

Solving problems and overcoming challenges is a learning process. Middle managers facilitate the team’s ability to learn by analyzing team learning capacity, orienting on team goals, encouraging constructive dialogue, and building new mental models. We call this certification “coach” because middle managers are responsible for coaching their front-line supervisors to build resilient teams.


RBLP-C Application Requirements

Applicants for RBLP-C certification must be currently serving in a middle manager role or have previously served in a middle manager role. 

Middle Manager Role Defined

Middle managers are responsible for objectives and results in a functional department. They may provide guidance and direction to one or more front-line supervisors. Middle managers facilitate team learning and problem-solving. They establish goals for their teams and monitor progress. Middle managers have significant relevant expertise and experience. An organization may have multiple layers of middle management.

Military Paygrade Equivalent: U.S. military personnel (or AU, NZ, UK, and CA equivalents) currently serving at paygrades O1, O2, W1, and E6 are eligible for RBLP-C certification. Military veterans that have previously served at these paygrades are also eligible. Learn more about the military’s funded credentialing opportunities for Active, Reserve, and Guard service members.

RBLP-C Certification Exam Requirements

During the 2.5-hour oral RBLP-C certification exam, the applicant is required to show competence of factual (what), conceptual (why), and procedural knowledge (how) in each of the following competency domains:

Create a Positive Climate

Develop Cohesion

Provide Purpose

Facilitate Team Learning


Exam Cost: $1575

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Recertification is required every three years to maintain the RBLP-C level of certification. Credential holders are required to complete a recertification application and professional development exercise detailing how they have implemented applicable leader tasks in the workplace during the previous three years. The RBLP-C recertification fee is currently $75.



RBLP-T

Resilience-Building Leadership Professional™ Trainer (RBLP™-T) is for Senior Leaders

Organizational learning makes change possible and enables competitive advantage. Senior leaders support the organization’s ability to learn by analyzing organizational learning capacity, promoting a shared vision, fostering knowledge emergence, and ensuring knowledge diffusion. We call this certification “trainer” because senior leaders are responsible for the leadership training of front-line supervisors and middle managers.


RBLP-T Application Requirements

Applicants for RBLP-T certification must be currently serving in a senior leader role or have previously served in a senior leader role.

Senior Leader Role Refined

Senior leaders are responsible for cross-functional objectives and results. They may provide guidance and direction to one or more middle managers. Senior leaders support organizational learning and change. They develop and implement strategies to achieve the organization’s vision. Senior leaders have substantial relevant expertise and experience. An organization may have multiple layers of senior leadership. 

Military Paygrade Equivalent: U.S. military personnel (or AU, NZ, UK, and CA equivalents) currently serving at paygrades O3 and above; W2-W5; and E7-E9 are eligible for RBLP-T certification. Military veterans that have previously served at these paygrades are also eligible. Learn more about the military’s funded credentialing opportunities for Active, Reserve, and Guard service members.

RBLP-T Certification Exam Requirements

During the 3.5-hour oral RBLP-T certification exam, the applicant is required to show competence of factual (what), conceptual (why), and procedural knowledge (how) in each of the following competency domains:

Create a Positive Climate

Develop Cohesion

Provide Purpose

Facilitate Team Learning

Support Organizational Learning


Exam Cost: $2375

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Our application takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Get quick approval via email.

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Prepare for Your Exam


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Recertification is required every three years to maintain the RBLP-T level of certification. Credential holders are required to complete a recertification application and professional development exercise detailing how they have implemented applicable leader tasks in the workplace during the previous three years. The RBLP-T recertification fee is currently $95.



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