Last Updated: january 10, 2021
This SKILL BOARD Certification Program Agreement (the “CPA”) contains terms that govern your participation in the SKILL BOARD Certification Program (as defined below), entered into between Skill Certification Board, LLC. (“SKILL BOARD,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) and you (“you”), and is made a part of the SKILL BOARD Customer Agreement (available at http://www.SkillBoard.org/agreement) (the “Customer Agreement”), as it may be updated from time to time. By accepting these terms, you represent to us that you are lawfully able to enter into this CPA. Capitalized terms not defined in this CPA have the meanings set forth in the Customer Agreement.
To participate in the Program you must comply with all requirements applicable to the Program including as provided in the Customer Agreement, this CPA, and on the SKILL BOARD Certification Site (all of the foregoing collectively, the “Certification Requirements”).
To obtain a SKILL BOARD Certification, you must take the applicable Certification Exam and receive a passing score. Each Certification is valid for a period of 3 years following the date on which you successfully pass the applicable Certification Exam.
At all times when you are holding yourself out as the recipient of an SKILL BOARD Certification or participating in the SKILL BOARD Certification Program ( e.g., through registration, testing, scoring, and reporting activities), you will:
If you obtain an SKILL BOARD Certification, we grant you the limited right to use the name of the specific SKILL BOARD Certification that you obtained and the associated SKILL BOARD Marks, which will be made available in your SKILL BOARD Certification account or through our third-party digital badge provider. You may only use the SKILL BOARD Marks in accordance with the SKILL BOARD badge Use Guidelines (available at http://SkillBoard.org/badge-guidelines/) and only to indicate your status as holding a valid SKILL BOARD Certification. We may revoke your right to use any SKILL BOARD badge associated with the SKILL BOARD Certification at any time by giving you written notice.
You will comply with all rules and regulations applicable to registration, administration, scoring and reporting of the Certification Exam as set forth by SKILL BOARD and by a Certification Exam Provider, including, without limitation, fully and truthfully cooperating with any investigation into testing irregularities. In addition, you will not:F
If you do not pass a Certification Exam, you may retake that Certification Exam only in accordance with the retake policy as described on the SKILL BOARD Certification Site.
You agree that all Testing Materials, including Certification Exams, are SKILL BOARD Confidential Information. SKILL BOARD owns all right, title and interest in its Confidential Information, including all technology and intellectual property rights. You may not use, disclose, reproduce, copy, transmit, distribute, or make derivative works of SKILL BOARD Confidential Information in any form.
If you hold one or more active SKILL BOARD Certifications, you may earn additional benefits as described on the SKILL BOARD Certification Site. All benefits are non-transferable and intended for use solely by the individual who earned the benefit and by the SKILL BOARD Certification account to which the benefit was originally assigned. If SKILL BOARD, in its sole discretion, determines you misused, transferred, or allowed improper access to a benefit, SKILL BOARD may invalidate the exam result related to your misconduct. We will not reinstate the benefit, and you will not be eligible for a refund or any compensation as a result of such action.
SKILL BOARD will use your Account Information and personal information in accordance with the SKILL BOARD Privacy Notice (available at https://Skillboard.org/privacy/). You consent to SKILL BOARD’s use of your personal information (as defined by the Privacy Notice) to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in order to protect the security and validity of Certification Exams.
If we determine that you have violated the terms of this CPA before, during, or after a Certification Exam, we may take action including cancelling the results of any Certification Exam, requiring you to retake a Certification Exam to validate a passing score, terminating your rights under this CPA, and prohibiting you from participating in the Program. We will not refund any testing fees if we take any such action.
SKILL BOARD performs regular data forensic and other statistical analysis of its Certification Exams. If we detect anomalies in your exam score based on data forensic or other statistical analysis, SKILL BOARD may take any of the actions described in Section 2.6. You will not be eligible for a refund or other compensation if we take any such action.
The term of this CPA will begin when you click an “I Accept” button or check box presented with these terms, or otherwise schedule or sit for an SKILL BOARD Certification Exam, and will continue until the termination of your Customer Agreement, the termination of your access to the Program, or at such time that you no longer hold a valid SKILL BOARD Certification.
Upon termination of this CPA, your SKILL BOARD Certifications will become invalid and you may no longer use the SKILL BOARD Marks or claim to hold an SKILL BOARD Certification. Your obligation to cooperate with any investigation into testing irregularities, and to adhere to all confidentiality provisions, will remain in effect.
NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR CERTIFICATION EXAM PROVIDERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COMPENSATION, REIMBURSEMENT, OR DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR OTHER INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES) ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) YOUR FAILURE TO ACHIEVE SKILL BOARD CERTIFICATION OR OTHER INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING AS A RESULT OF ANY (A) TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF THIS CPA, OR (B) OUR DISCONTINUATION OF ANY SKILL BOARD CERTIFICATION, CERTIFICATION EXAM, OR ALL OR PART OF THE PROGRAM; OR (II) ANY INVESTMENTS, EXPENDITURES, OR COMMITMENTS BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CPA OR YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE PROGRAM. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION APPLY ONLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
We may from time to time modify this CPA. We will notify you of changes by posting them on the CPA website location at https://Skillboard.org/certification/certification-agreement/ (the “CPA Site”) or by sending you an email using the email address then associated with your SKILL BOARD Certification account. You are responsible for checking the CPA Site regularly for changes. Changes will be effective as of the date we post such changes or, if we notify you by email, as stated in the email message. By continuing to participate in the SKILL BOARD Certification Program, you agree to comply with the most current version of this CPA. We last modified this CPA on the date listed at the beginning of this CPA.