Multi-device and browser support
Optimized for all types of devices, CertCentral makes it easy for you to deliver your training programs. In the design dashboard, preview your content in a range of devices such as iPhone X, Android 9, iPad, and iPad Mini, among others. Users can take your programs in the office or on the go, saving their progress and switching between devices as needed. CertCentral functions on most major internet browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, and Edge.
No limits on your training programs
Easily duplicate or repurpose content
Supported across all plans
In any plan, create an unlimited number of training courses or exams. Only pay for the number of active monthly users. It is easy to scale programs as you need based on your usage requirements. For example, if you’re a new continuing education provider, develop your training program and upgrade your plan as needed to support your growing business.
In higher plans, create user roles for different members of your organization. Have multiple individuals working on content development. See our Team Accounts feature for more details.
Create modular courses or standalone exams
Structure and manage how viewers see your content with advanced page logic
Build dynamic trainings with simple drag-and-drop tools. Structure your programs in a modular format, mixing content with tests to assess learning outcomes. Easily reorder content modules or duplicate and revise them as needed. Anyone can build a training program with CertCentral’s intuitive and user-friendly module editor. No technical training or software experience is required.
Pagic logic allows you to control where you’d like your content to appear. Insert page breaks to divide sections and ensure your users progress through your content in the same manner--whether on mobile, tablet, or desktop. For example, ensure your users watch a video before continuing to a written content section or test.
Mix and match content formats to develop engaging programs
Embed multimedia anywhere within your trainings
PDFs, PowerPoint, HD videos
Create multimedia content modules with HD videos, PDFs, images, text, and so much more. Appeal to multiple learning styles with diverse training materials. Increase student engagement and enhance learning outcomes.
Insert your media in content modules or directly within a test. For instance, have users answer test questions related to video material before advancing to the next test item.
Number and bulleted lists
CertCentral’s text editor allows for considerable flexibility in content design. Mix and match text styles in content sections or test items. Include multiple levels of heading, different paragraph styles and levels of indentation, numbered or bulleted lists, and custom HTML. Embed links and choose from a broad color palette to emphasize your brand.
Include PowerPoints, MS Word documents, PDFs, and other files
Provide downloadable formats for helpful resources
Strengthen your CE courses by providing digitized learning materials for students. Upload PowerPoint presentations, lecture notes, or other supplemental materials as attachments within content module. For onboarding courses, provide manuals for employees to download and keep as reference for the duration of their employment with your organization.
Direct uploads of large bandwidth HDR videos
Add links from video platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, or Zoom
Private hosting of confidential materials
With just a few clicks, upload high-quality resolution (HDR) videos to your training programs. Upload directly from your machine or utilize links from major video sharing platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, or Zoom. Your videos are protected with private hosting and are only accessible during training times.
Forced video watch
Private hosting of confidential materials
Ensure students are watching 100% of your video content prior to certification. Enabling mandatory video settings will allow you to have greater oversight of your programs to ensure users watch the appropriate material. You can also prevent users from skipping ahead in a video. These settings are particularly helpful if you are required to track engagement statistics as part of your compliance procedures or to maintain your accreditation status.
There are two ways to examine video progress. View a student’s percentage of video watched for a particular training program. Alternatively, view their engagement across all training programs at a glance via their student profile.
Create student groups to add users to multiple programs
Import contact lists via bulk upload
View summary data via student profiles
Create multiple groups to easily assign students to a training program. Add an unlimited number of students and only pay for active users(i). With student groups, customize your trainings for specific groups or departments. Store group lists for future trainings. Import your organizational contact lists via bulk upload. Are you managing your contact list with Excel? Simply upload your list and automatically resolve issues with duplicate entries or incomplete data.
View global statistics and student progress via individual profiles. Locate certificates for all programs in the profile section. Track outstanding progress and send reminders to students. View a student’s engagement with video content across all training programs, including the percentage of video watched for each program.
Program administration is quick and easy via two simple methods: (1) Deliver your training program via an open enrollment link. Use your link to draw users from an array of outlets: email, posts, or direct from website. (2) Deliver private invitations to students within your university or organization. This option allows you limit access to your program to a specified group. Registration is Sign-up Questions secured with CAPTCHA.
Utilize either enrollment method or a combination of both. For plans with eCommerce features, restrict access until payment has been completed. Consider an Enterprise plan to completely customize the onboarding experience with your brand.
Add questions at sign-up to collect demographic information (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, age)
Create custom sign-up questions specific to your company or institution
Add student-specific data to certificates (e.g., license number)
Add a range of sign-up questions prior to administering your training program. Collect user demographic information such as age, race, ethnicity, and geographic location. Additionally, collect license numbers, state of licensure, national provider identification (NPI) number, or any other student-specific data you may need to display on certificates.
Sign-up questions help to ensure you collect crucial compliance data for state accreditation or regulatory bodies. Also download summary statistics (e.g., mean, median, mode, frequency, percentage) via Excel outputs. Easily navigate between demographic data and outcome data from your specific training.
See the Multiple Data Outputs section for more details.
Custom question types
Store feedback data
Satisfaction surveys feature custom questions in several formats: likert scale, multiple choice, single-line open response, paragraph response, and so much more. Deliver pre-programming surveys to better understand the different levels of expertise of your student population, or see what learners hope to gain from your continuing education courses. Send post-evaluation surveys to understand what students liked and disliked about your program, and allow that stored feedback data to influence course revisions.
Track student progress
Preview course on multiple devices
In student profiles, view each student’s answers as they progress through your courses and exams. Track percentage of video watched and know when to intervene to help students pass your program.
Preview certificates during the certificate creation process. Observe the look of your company name, logo, custom text, and student-specific data as you enter the information onto the certificate.
View the look of your course on multiple devices prior to course issuance. Check out horizontal and vertical views of your program on the iPad air, iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 6/6s/7, GalaxyS7, andiPhone 6+/6s+/7+.
Available for internal and external certifications
Certify competence in new skill areas for internal and external training endeavors. Attach the logo of your organization to all certificates to be delivered within and beyond your organization. Apply the name of your company to certificates to replace CertCentral’s company name with your very own. Certificates can be custom branded to your style preferences.
State of licensure
Include information unique to each student on individual certificates. Certificates are automatically generated and sent to student’s emails and also appear in the student dashboard. Instantly, students can download and print certificates with unique identifying information, proving he/she has completed the necessary continuing education hours.
9 color themes
Choose from different color themes that reflect the colors of your organization. Need a custom background to meet your continuing education certification requirements? Not a problem. Contact CertCentral’s Enterprise solutions team and our software engineers can help upload your background template to our certificate engine.
Add instructor information
Live preview of your certificate
Our custom text field allows course creators to add any necessary information to all certificates instantly. Add the name of the course instructor, continuing education credit hours, and so much more! Watch as the certificate preview populates as you input text necessary on all of your certificates. This live preview functionality helps you optimally design the visual format of your certificates.
Automated certificate generation and delivery
Certificates are automatically generated and emailed to students as PDF files. Students that meet or exceed the customized minimum passing score for your CE program will automatically receive a certificate via email and in student dashboards. Easily download and print out certificates for a hard-copy record. Copies of certificates are available for course creators in student profiles, notification emails, and in the results section of courses and exams.
Mix and match item types for a comprehensive assessment. Assign different point values to different item types (e.g., true/false vs. multiple choice items). Harder questions can be allotted greater point values than easier questions. Ensure competency with powerful assessments.
Item order randomization
Answer choice randomization
Randomize test content and the order of response choices in exams and courses. Use randomization features so that students receive test content in different orders. Improve the validity of your testing procedures and create an anti-cheating learning environment.
Total point scoring
Scoring options available within courses and exams include total-point scoring and percentage-based scoring. Choose percentage-based scoring so that test items are scored based on the average across all items (i.e., number of items answered correctly divided by the total number of items). With percentage-based scoring, each question is of equal value. Choose total point scoring if you want different questions or question types to have more or less value than others. Intensify the rigor of your training program by making harder questions worth more. Set up weighted scoring to weigh certain modules, or chapters of your course, more or less than others.
Minimum passing score
Weighted scoring allows you the flexibility to weigh certain modules more or less than others within your course. Weighted scoring can be used to design a course with modules of increasing difficulty. Ensure students gain competency by meeting or exceeding minimum passing score standards. The minimum passing score can be set to meet your training needs.
Ensure students take your program sequentially
Prevent skipping of sections
Scaffold learning experiences
Ensure students progress through your training program in a sequential order. Prevent the skipping of sections and help to scaffold learning experiences through stepwise sequences. Alternatively, allow students to complete content modules in the order of their choosing--promoting self-paced learning.
Allow retakes of failed course modules
Customize the number of retakes permitted
Want to give students the opportunity to pass your certification course despite failing on the first try? Enable module retakes and instantly allow students to retake the modules failed so that they can earn their certificate. Give students an unlimited number of retakes on modules.
Strengthen student learning outcomes.
Add explainer text to course and exam questions.
Provide comprehensive feedback detailing the rationale for correct responses. Students will be able to review answer explanations once they submit their course or exam. Answer explanations enhance knowledge acquisition.
Open course/exam on a specific date
Restrict access after a specified time period
Allow extra time to individuals
Set an enrollment window when students can register online and access the course. Disable student access after a specified time period. For students that require special accommodations, provide extra time within courses and exams.
Requirement for delivering CE credits
Alot time students must spend in each module
Ensure students complete the minimum number of hours by setting minimum time requirements. This is ideal for awarding Continuing Education credit hours. Emulate an in-person training that delivers continuing education credits in an online environment.
Reports available for demographic information
Better understand your student audience
Collect demographic information from students (e.g., race, gender, ethnicity, profession) and better understand the population that seeks out your online courses and exams. Check out student responses to demographic questions in the demographics section of the results tab. Observe the frequency of similar responses from students and allow this to facilitate stronger marketing practices for your online programs.
Quickly view how many of your students have not yet started a program, started a program, and completed a program via a pie chart. Instantly access pass/fail rates by viewing the bar graph data display.
These four different report summaries are available for easy download in Excel and printing.
Course summary statistics: Highlights high-level data on your course including descriptive statistics (e.g., mean, median, mode), pass/fail percentages, and number of certificates issued.
Sign-up questions summary: Includes frequencies and percentages for all sign-up questions (e.g., participant demographics).
Question-by-question analysis: Allows you to view response frequencies and percentages for each question, including the percentage of correct responses.
Item-level responses: Allow you to view individual-level data for all items in your program. This includes the sign-up date and time, responses to sign-up questions, responses for all test items, and outcome statistics (e.g., final score, pass/fail).
Download each output separately or via one comprehensive Excel file with a tab for each output.
Receive completion notifications
Instantly receive PFD of completion certificate
Easily monitor the passing rate for your training program
Set course-specific notifications to ensure you remain on top of your training goals. Easily reissue programs for students who have not met minimum competency. Receive a PDF copy of each student’s certificate via email.
Organized reports on learning outcomes
Now, an easy-to-use online learning platform that requires no extensive tutorials. Build your CE programs on a software that is compliant with accrediting bodies. Deliver custom certificates with student-specific data. Collect survey data evaluating your CE program and easily export learning outcome data reports for in-depth analysis.
Secure private invitations
Prevent unauthorized access to your training programs
Looking to conduct onboarding trainings that include confidential information? Utilize CertCentral’s private invitation feature to limit the enrollment in your programs. Send secure email invitations with a direct link to your training. If you have eCommerce enabled, also collect payment prior to commencement of your training.
Prevent spam and bot crawling
Prevent unauthorized access to your training
reCAPTCHA, which is a CAPTCHA implementation, is enabled during all registrations to ensure only human users can access your training programs. Prevent unauthorized access to your content and ensure users have validated their account details prior gaining access. CAPTCHA is the industry standard challenge-response test for user validation and spam prevention.
Upload videos directly from your device to a private server
Prevent unauthorized downloads of your video content
Ensure that students can only watch content within your course and not via any other means. All video content is stored on a private server, preventing unauthorized downloads. Also prevent users from viewing content after they have completed your training program. If you have confidential material, this feature will ensure only the appropriate users have access with a secure environment.
Automated logout for inactivity
Prevent unauthorized activity
Ensure confidential material is only viewable by authorized users. Idle logout signs learners out of their accounts after a set period of time of inactivity. This feature enhances security and helps to prevent unauthorized or fraudulent account use.
Work on program creation with colleagues utilizing team accounts in Executive and Enterprise subscription plans. Assign different roles to your team based on the levels of capabilities each team member should have. Owner roles are able to do it all: manage billing information, change team account roles, and create courses and exams. Lower-level roles have less responsibilities. Admin roles are able to add other admins or users, change team account roles, and can create courses and exams. User roles are able to only create programs.
Sell programs to students
Collect payments prior to course issuance
Charge students for any number of programs in Professional, Executive, and Enterprise subscription plans. Collect credit card information during the registration process, and receive payments prior to course commencement. CertCentral integrates with Stripe to give you a seamless eCommerce experience.
Customize color themes
Branded for your organization
If you are looking for a learning management system that seamlessly integrates with your organization’s website, look no further than CertCentral’s Enterprise solutions. Brand your company name and logo across all pages of this online learning platform. Customize CertCentral’s LMS with your custom colors and administer trainings, CE programs, and so much more on a platform all your own.
Still looking for more? Contact our Enterprise Solutions team and schedule a call to discuss custom integrations that may go beyond our standard plans. CertCentral works with you offering phone and email support so that you can get your programs up and optimally running as soon as possible.
Stripe integrates with CertCentral to deliver a seamless eCommerce experience. Simply set up a Stripe account, link your payment settings, and begin charging students for programming. Set custom prices to courses and collect payments immediately. Print records of payment transaction in both your CertCentral payment settings page, or from your Stripe account.