Resume References, Awards and Certifications

For openings in most traditional business environments, there’s no need to include references. It also may be appropriate to just state, “References upon Request”. Depending on the situation, you may want to give different references for different positions.

For example, if you are a Weigh Manager Consultant looking for a job and you have certificates related to your specialty like "License of Clinical Competence in BMI calculator for Women" or "Certificate in Children Nutritionist", you should highlight these titles achieved in your Professional Resume now.

Include a listing of professional and community organizations to which you belong and any specific leadership roles, committee memberships or accomplishments. If your references are high-profile people, it could be of value to include those names on your resume, provided you have checked with the individual's first. Since most of us don’t have those kinds of references, it is usually better to leave off any names.

Resume Achievements

Resume Awards Examples

When describing honors or awards on your resume, it is important to maximize the use of language and wording in order to get your point across in the strongest way.


  • All-District Trumpet Player Symphonic Band (2007-2009)
  • All-County Trumpet Player (2007-2009)
  • All-Region Men's Varsity Soccer Player (2012-2014)
  • All-Conference Men's Varsity Soccer Player (2012-2014)
  • Top Scots Honor Roll(2011-2012)
  • National Honor Society Member (2013-2014)
  • Principle Award (2010-2011)
  • Most Improved Men's Tennis Player (2012-2013)

Business Administration

  • 2000 Reconocimiento por la Excelencia en Ventas
  • BPPR
  • 1995 Top Sales, Puerto Rico Investor's Tax Free Fund
  • Marketing One Securities, Inc.
  • 1982 Leader of the Month
  • State Mutual/Allmerica Financial

Humanities and Liberal Arts

  • Junior Achievement Awards, 1948, for How to Find and Follow Your Career.
  • Junior Achievement Awards, 1953, for Career Planning for High School Students.
  • Paul D. Converse Award, University of Illinois chapter of American Marketing Association, 1959.


  • Awarded Cross of Legion Honor in 1853. Elected into the Académie de Sciences in 1862. Awarded the Grand Prix Medal for the Pasteurization Method. Awarded the Grand Cross of Legion Honor in 1881. Elected as an Associate Member of the Académie de Médicine in 1873. Awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of London. Accepted into the Académie Française in 1882.

Security Management

  • Nobel Peace Prize
  • Best decision maker[in college]
  • Most peaceful
  • Head Boy
  • Community service for stopping a riot.

Executive Director

  • Outstanding Young Men in America in 1989.
  • Washington DC Veteran Small Business Advocate of the Year (SBA) 2003.
  • Awarded 16 medals of personal achievement and national service throughout a highly successful and rewarding 21-year career as Naval Officer.
  • Received community service awards for work with youth in New Orleans, Louisiana, McAlester, Oklahoma, Washington, D.C., Evansville, Indiana and Owensboro, Kentucky.

Police Officer

  • Academic Achievement
  • Academic Excellence
  • Military Excellence

Singer and Musician

  • 2006, and 2012 Mercury Music Prize winner with the bands Arctic Monkeys and Alt-J.
  • 2010 MTV Music Award for Best Rock Artist of the Year.
  • Admission into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010 with the band Arctic Monkeys.

Recruiting and Employment

  • Most punctual employee award - 2010
  • Most dedicated employee award - 2011

Healthcare Management

  • OKLA Caregiver of the Year for Administration - 2007

Organizational Development

  • Member of the Golden Key Honour Society

Physician and Surgeon

  • Head of Surgery at NFR Cancer Center

Professional Development

  • Teacher of the year award- Trinityville Primary 2011, Gold and silver awards at the recently concluded JCDC Festival of the Performing Arts

Software Development

  • Awarded TCS Gem for the Hard work and dedication shown in the implementation of the newest version of trading application in HSBC.

Professional Resume Certifications Examples

Customer Service Management

  • Passed IATA – Consultant (Level 2) in March 2004 (Distinction in Theory).
  • Passed ‘Certificate in International Tourism’ from the ‘City & Guilds of London Institute’ in Feb 2004 in ‘Distinction-Credit’ Class.
  • Passed ‘Diploma in Compact Travel & Tourism’ from IHCTM – RBCS Group, Colaba, Mumbai – 05 in ‘Distinction’ Class in 2004.
  • Passed ‘Computerized Reservation System’ – Galileo from IHCTM-RBCS Group, Colaba, Bom – 05 in ‘Distinction’ Class in 2004.


  • Hands-on, Hardworking, Highly motivated, Meticulous, Multi-task-oriented, Organized, Positive, Productive, Reliable, Resourceful, Responsible, Business-savvy, Committed, Customer-focused, Dedicated, Dependable and Effective,
  • Account Management / Business Development / Team Leadership/Training
  • Customer Base Expansion / Product Training & Placement / Brand Awareness/Development
  • Business to Business Sales / Direct Sales & Marketing / Trade Show Management

Project Management

  • Corporate Finance Officer and General Counsel, The International Biotechnology and Innovation Conference - Cairo University - November 2010
  • Capital Markets and Financial Advisory Services Program, the Egyptian Exchange - May 2011
  • Market Indicators and Fundamental Data Workshop, Egyptian American Company for Securities Brokerage - October 2011
  • Bioprocessing Data and The Industrial Production of Enzymes, Research Project - National Research Centre - June 2012
  • Sequencing Applications Workshop, Clinilabs - September 2013
  • Financial Risk Manager, International Union of Financial Analysts - April 2014
  • Financial Management Systems Certification, Faculty of Computers and Information - Cairo University - April 2014
  • Adobe Applications Certified Professional, Adobe - December 2014

Registered Nurse

In order to be a Registered Nurse, you need to have the following qualities..

  • You need to have good communication.
  • You need to be emotionally strong.
  • You need to be empathetic.
  • You need to be patient and calm.
  • You need to be able to pay attention to detail.
  • You need to have good Physical Endurance.

Customer Service Representative

  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Fair Debt Collections Practices
  • Bankruptcy Collection Procedures
  • Collections and Finance Code of Conduct
  • Customer Service Code of Conduct

Heathcare Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Gerontology 1996
  • Healthcare Leadership and Administration Decision Making (HCL) - US Department of Homeland Security - Center for Domestic Preparedness 2010
  • FEMA IS-200
  • FEMA IS-700
  • FEMA IS-800

Physician and Surgeon

  • A much sought after speaker in international community of doctors, he has traveled the globe from East to West- sharing his techniques with fellow doctors around the world. His presentation was awarded as the best podium presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons at Vancouver, Canada in May 2011. He was invited to deliver the ‘Menda and Muragami Oration’ at the Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology meeting in Thailand in 2011. He has presented more than 65 papers in about 32 international colorectal congresses abroad. He is editorial board member of 7 international medical journals and reviewer for more than 40 surgery journals.


  • I am a certified Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado. I can teach CNA and CMA classes in the state of Kansas I have an associates degree in Nursing. I graduated with a 3.5 GPA in 1992 with my associates degree. I received my LPN license in 1987 and worked the floor until I got my RN. Was a Health Service Supervisor and did get a facility ready for skilled nursing but had to go back to school for my RN at that time.

Principal and Director

  • Department of Public Instruction
  • State of Wisconsin
  • Standard Certification
  • Endorsements: Superintendent, Principal. Business Education, Curriculum Instruction, Driver Education
  • State of Arizona
  • Standard Certification
  • Endorsements: Superintendent, Principal


  • Technical Certification for construction technology (JCTCS)
  • Technical Certification for Construction Technology (Ivy Tech)
  • Certificate of Completion for Small Business Course (C.A.S.I.)

Healthcare Management

  • 1. MBBS
  • 2. Dip in Ortho
  • 3. MS in Gen Surgery
  • 4. MCh in Neurosurgery.

Chef and Sommerlier

  • Serve Safe Certified

Chef and Sommerlier

  • Certified Food Safety Manager - National Registry of Food Safety Professionals

Compensation and Beneficts

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Controller and Treasurer

  • Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor


  • A counseling certificate
  • Talk to children about problems

Healthcare Management

  • Certified American Correctional Association (ACA) Health Care Auditor

Healthcare Management

  • NBCOT October 1999
  • CPR updated 2011


  • Certified Janitorial Skills Training Program Awarded on March 2,2012. Received from the Heart of Jesus CDC program.

Medical and Lab Technician

  • Obstetrics

Nurse Practitioner

  • #Certificated Nurse Practitioner




  • I am Interested to work this site.

Program Management

  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Development

  • Master Instructor - United States Air Force

Professional Development

  • National Board Certified in Physical Education

Restaurant and Food Service

  • ServSafe Certified February 2012


  • Passed MS-CIT Examination With 82%
  • Got Certified in Blackberry Handset Training with Vodafone.

Sales Management

  • Achieved & maintained CMP designation since July 2005

Professional Resume Affiliations

Elected Official and Policy Maker

  • Oklahoma Council on Public Affairs (OCPA)
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Muskogee Tea Party
  • Muskogee County GOP
  • OKGOP Minuteman
  • National Rifle Association
  • Muskogee Chamber of Commerce
  • Fort Gibson Chamber of Commerce
  • Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Oklahoma
  • Gideons International
  • Optimist International
  • Indian Nations Beekeepers Association
  • Character Council of Muskogee

Healthcare Management

  • Oklahoma Assisted Living Association
  • Assisted Living Association of America
  • Leading Age - Oklahoma
  • Leading Age - National
  • Advisory Board of Licensed Practical Nursing - Southwest Technology Center
  • Region 3 - Disaster Planning (MERC)
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health - Assisted Living Quality Initiative

Program Coordinator

  • Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, member
  • Ambassador Team
  • Usher
  • Sunday School Teacher
  • Finance Committee
  • Administrative Board
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees


  • Attended International conference on “Happiness & Well-being: Role of Management Education” in 2011.
  • Participation in National Conference on “Climate Compatibility on business in 21st Century” in 2010 dated 23-24 February as a member of “Discipline committee” and “Press & Conference Committee”, organized by our college.
  • Attended National Conference on “Managing Strategies strategically” of BMAS College, Agra held on BMAS dated April 9 – 10, 2010.

Advertising, Marketing and PR

  • Outdoor Advertising Association of America
  • Outdoor Advertising Association of Puerto Rico
  • Nu Sigma Beta fraternity

School Administration

  • Illinois Principal Association
  • Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education


  • Member of PLUS, Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Member of APIW, Association of Professional Insurance Women

Business Administration

  • Representing the Colony of Massachusetts.
  • Originally of Braintree, Mass.

Restaurant Management

  • Dc restaurant association,
  • Federazione cuochi italiani

Horticulture and Gardening

  • Member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America since 2006
  • Member of the Mississippi Valley Golf Course Association since 2005

Physiciand and Surgeon

  • University of Florida at Shands

Healthcare Management

  • Member of AMBA (American Medical Billing Association)

Program Coordinator

  • Leader of 2 Dens, Den 4 and Den 7

Program Coordinator

  • Group Facilitator

Sales Management

  • Member of HSMAI, PCMA, ASAE, AMC Institute, MPI