We list some of our planned new features below.
You can see what's been added to the platform or is currently in test here.
Letting people know about your certification scheme can result in more uptake and wider adoption. We'll be offering a means to showcase different certification schemes to passing visitors and regular users.
To augment the API automation that we already offer, we'll also include some Zapier support with Zaps that you can integrate into your own 'no-code' processes. For example, automatically issuing a membership certificate once someone registers their details and pays through other Zapier-supported applications.
Sometimes certification bodies (CBs, like examiners) and accreditation bodies (ABs, like exam boards) are different organisations. Being able to coordinate activity and share relevant information is useful. We're working on some tools that will make this easier to set up and control.
We will be creating some new features that include watchlists to help organisations ensure their supply chain remain properly certified.
Facilitating the renewal process of certificates can avoid lapses in accreditation, improve compliance, and reduce administrative overheads. We will be rolling out some features to streamline the renewal of certificates issued from our platform, including custom email reminders.
Legacy certificates can already be self-uploaded to the platform, but being sure that the pdf evidence is genuine is still problematic. In the future, users will be able to vouch they've seen the original to provide additional surety to the community.
We're working on a new AI-powered feature that will report on the misuse and misrepresntation of certification marks (logos and badges relating to certificates). This feature will include identifying old versions of badges on websites, the displaying of an image of a badge when a certificate has expired, or the fraudulant display of a certification mark when accreditation has not been obtained.