EUROPEAN CERTIFICATION OF BUSINESS MENTORS
The initiative to professionalize Business Mentoring is part of the ambition to perpetuate and support the development of European small and medium-sized enterprises. Supported from 2013 by the European Program ERASMUS+, with priority given to the sustainability of family-run VSE/SME/SMIs in Europe, the Business Mentor profession needed to be defined, structured and certified in order to meet the requirements of skills and expertise needed to carry out assignments with managers.
MentorCert® ISO17024 Certification formalizes the method of evaluating the concrete experience acquired by the candidate for Certification. It sanctions, through an in-depth analysis of his file, the level and real skills of the Business Mentor to deal with the needs of a manager (VSE, SME, ETI) in a manner adapted to his needs.
Why a European Certification ?
For the company and its manager
> To guarantee business owners the skills and expertise of the Business Mentor in ensuring the fulfilment of their missions.
> To guarantee the skills updating: regularity of the training courses and the validity period of the Certification.
> Verify the validity of the Certificate : VerifMentorCert
For the Business Mentor
> A European certification recognized in 28 countries.
> Distinguish your profession specificities: necessary prerequisites, specific expertise and skills, methodologies and know-how
> Enhance your fields and level of expertise: 3 levels and specialisation label.
The prerequisites for MentorCert® Certification vary according to 3 levels: Junior, Senior, Master.
They particularly concern :
Proof of performance
Code of Conduct
Consult the detailed list of prerequisites
The 15 competencies assessed in the interview are as follows :
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1. Know and apply strategic direction/planning and value creation models
2. Establish the relationship
3. Analyze mentee's needs
4. Determine objectives and the tools and methods to achieve them
5. Set-up a mentoring contract
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6. Analyse, assess and help improving the applied management pratices
7. Support effectively the mentee and facilitate success
8. Progress the relationship
9. Closing the mentoring process
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10. Evaluate the mentoring process
11. Evaluate the mentoring outcome
12. Evaluate the mentee's progressess and autonomy
13. Evaluate the mentor's performance
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14. Adjust the mentoring plan and outcome as necessary.
15. Improve mentoring practices
Duration of validity of the Certification
MentorCert® Certification is valid for 3 years. To extend its validity, the process is identical according to the pre-requisites : skills assessment and satisfaction surveys of the mentees.
Cost of Certification
The historical partners can accompany the candidates in the process of taking financial responsibility for their Certification according to the necessary conditions in each country of the European Union.
This cost notably includes the intervention of the assessors: Business Mentor's skills are notably assessed during a 2-hour interview with 2 Business Mentoring expert reviewers. This interview allows the candidate to develop and argue his/her answers based on real-life situations, to be able to demonstrate his/her operational skills in a more relevant and personalized way.
Preparing for Certification
As part of the Erasmus Trust Me project that gave rise to the MentorCert® Certification, the historical partners have also implemented the training and apprenticeship programmes that are essential to obtain MentorCert®. They can support certification candidates in obtaining and enhancing the value of their Certification in their future missions.
Information and registration
Checking the validity of a certificate
You are a company manager, you wish to check the validity of the MentorCert Certification of a Business Mentor, use our VerifMentorCert tool.