Virtual Assistant Training
Virtual assistant training and certification is available through many VA resources, however, you may be wondering if you really need training.
Currently there are no training or certification requirements for this Virtual Assistants and whether or not you need these is a personal choice. Many VAs start their businesses with no further training than they have already received and no certification. Others find additional training and the certification they earn very beneficial to their credibility in the eyes of prospective clients.
Most people considering becoming a virtual assistant have years of administrative experience. The internet has made it possible for anyone with excellent computer and administrative skills to become a VA. The industry is still unregulated and no specific training is required, however this does not mean you dont need any training.
Be very realistic about what skills you have and the level of proficiency you have achieved. If you need to brush up on some of your skills, invest a little time and money in training before starting your virtual assistant business. The proper training can help you find the clients you want to work with.
Remember, your business reputation is extremely important and you want to be sure you can provide the services you have promised your clients.
There are no careers or businesses you can start that will require no training on your part.
Take your virtual assistant business as seriously as you would a career or other home based business.
Depending upon what types of services you plan to provide, there may be continuing education classes at your local community college or vocational school.