[Bf-education] Blender user certification

Dolf Veenvliet dolf at macouno.com
Wed Dec 4 15:38:11 CET 2013

Hi everyone,

This discussion has indeed been going, on and off, for multiple years.

Piotr: you talk a lot about the tasks you set your students, but not their
exams... and perhaps that is what this discussion is about? How do you
decide your students finished the course successfully, or failed?

Octavio, do you have students asking your for certification? And if so...
certification as what? And... if so... then do you already give them a
certificate? We can all always give students a piece of paper that says
they completed a course in Blender that we taught... and if you are a
certified trainer, that could already be worth a lot? Is the Blender
foundation needed for this, or is it just a couple teachers getting

Is it a good idea to do Blender certification (blender basics/advanced), or
Skill based certification (3d modelling/animation)?

And... how to test this? Some basic 3d knowledge can be done multiple
choice, but I guess there will always be a part that's


On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Guillermo J Ferro P <gferrop at gmail.com>wrote:

> I am very interested
> 2013/12/4 Octavio Mendez <octavio at g-blender.org>
>> Hello everyone!
>> Time ago we discuss about a blender user certification on this list, and
>> sadly we do not reach any result. Since then, has been growing interest in
>> the subject by blender students, schools, and training centers.
>> I would like to bring back the topic and see if we can work together on
>> that:
>> Ton suggests not to put the efforts on the certification itself, but on
>> the creation of standardized tests (like "Basic modeling") and offer
>> this to schools and colleges to certify students with.
>> He suggest to: "you can name it very smart in a way people perceive it
>> as official, but the certificate would still be officiallly issued by the
>> school itself. It is what Adobe does for photoshop for example."
>> Who are interested? :)
>> --
>> *Octavio A. Méndez Sánchez*
>> octavio at g-blender.org
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