25 Cool Certifications That Are Usually Pretty Easy To Get

These days there are so many things you can do with your life that it’s way too hard to keep track of all of them. In fact, some people probably wouldn’t even mind returning to the good old days, where you just followed the footsteps of your parents and learned whatever they were into.

With the internet, you can find job opportunities on the other side of the world doing things you never even knew existed with just a few clicks.

While this has obvious disadvantages, there are many advantages as well. For one, you can expand your horizons quite effortlessly. The one issue is that to do many of those things you often need to have some sort of experience or skill.

Fortunately, the internet comes to the rescue once again. With a quick google search, you can find numerous certifications and degrees that will completely change what you can do with your life. Some of these certifications aren’t even that hard to get!

In fact, many of them are really simple. And today, those will be the ones we will be focusing on. And without further ado, in order to help out your education and career-related decisions, we present ’25 Cool Certifications That Are Usually Pretty Easy To Get’.

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White Water Raft Guide

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You can do this in the summer. The pay is good and so are the views.

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Private pilot

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In some places, like southern California, all you need is a few thousand dollars and a 40-hour course to get the basic certification.

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Certified Construction Flagger

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Take a 4-hour online course and put in an application with a local construction company or union hall. Pay is pretty good, but of course, it’s not exactly safe to stand out by the road all day.

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Knight of Sealand

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In case you don’t know, check out the source link above. Sealand is basically an unrecognized (at least by most nations) sovereign microstate off the coast of the United Kingdom. It is located on an abandoned World War II fortress, and you can apply for citizenship/knighthood/other things.

21

Ski Patrol

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Of course, being able to ski and living near the mountains is a plus.

20

Archery

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You can get certified to teach archery in a lot of places by taking a one day class.

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Personal Trainer

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There are several different certifications in this field that you can get in a weekend.

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Forklift Operator

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Just ask around at your local forklift dealer. Most offer training classes. They’re around $150 and don’t require renewal.

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Bounty Hunter

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In some states, you don’t even need a license.

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Fireworks Launching

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Getting licensed to launch professional grade fireworks is just a day long class.

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CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

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Usually done through your local fire department, you’ll be able to assist during emergencies.

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Refrigerant Recycling And Service Procedures

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A CFC-12 certification is pretty easy to get, and it lets you apply to most auto repair shops.

13

Wilderness Firefighter

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It’s mostly online with a little bit at the local fire department. Then you can go around the country and fight forest fires.

12

Notary Public

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It’s an easy certification to get, and you can make pretty good money.

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CAD (Computer Aided Design)

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This isn’t a hard certification to get, especially if it can help your resume.

10

Substitute Teacher

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In some states, you can get a license as long as you have at least 60 college credits and can pass a background test.

9

Sailing

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For a couple of hundred bucks, you can get certified by the American Sailing Association. It takes only two days to complete. Now you just need a boat

8

Motorcycle license

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It’s usually only a couple days of training, and you’re good to go.

7

Nutritionist

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In the US and UK, this isn’t a protected term. So you can just sort of…call yourself a nutritionist.

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First Aid

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It only takes a few hours, and it can come in handy.

5

Scuba Diving

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Even if you don’t live near an ocean, you can get scuba certified pretty easily.

4

Certified Bartender

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If you look around, you can find courses for as low as $20.

3

Licensed Alligator Trapping Agent

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In Florida, you can do this for $50.

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NBA free agent

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It’s not really a certification, but all you have to do is declare yourself eligible for the draft. And then put “NBA Free Agent” on your resume.

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TEFL (Teaching English As A Foreign Language)

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You can get this certification pretty easily by doing a google search and taking a few classes. It is good for a lifetime, and schools all over the world (Asia, Europe, South America) are looking for teachers with it. Note: Having a college degree is usually a pre-requisite, and it’s a good idea to do a little research on the companies as there are courses that will leave you with less than expected.



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