KHDA Recognises CertNexus As International Certification Organization within Dubai

KHDA, which regulates the technical and vocational education and training sectors, recognizes CertNexus as an international certification organization in Dubai

(PRUnderground) September 2nd, 2020

CertNexus has recently signed an ICO agreement with Knowledge and Human Resource Development Authority, KHDA, in Dubai, which regulates the technical and vocational education and training sectors and administers the awarding of international qualifications. CertNexus will be recognized as an international certification organization in Dubai. This verifies that the activities of CertNexus are in accordance with KHDA’s regulations, and recognizes that CertNexus qualifications meet the level of the National Qualifications Framework for the purposes of access to education and training in the United Arab Emirates.

CertNexus’ vendor-neutral, emerging technology exams meet the most rigorous development standards possible, which outline a global framework for developing personnel certification programs to narrow the widening skills gap within emerging tech while providing pathways to gainful employment for individuals. CertNexus exams have been successfully completed by candidates in over 50 countries.

“We are honored that KHDA has accredited CertNexus certifications within the UAE,” said Jeff Felice, President of CertNexus. “We share KHDA’s mission to improve the quality of education and provide greater opportunity for all who seek rewarding careers in emerging tech.”

“The KHDA accreditation has set the benchmark for CertNexus in the META region to move forward and get further official recognition from the relevant education authorities and ministries.” said Rania Halimeh, Regional Channel Development Manager at emt Distribution Technology, Dubai. emt Distribution Technology is the regional representative for CertNexus in the region.

About CertNexus

CertNexus is a vendor-neutral certification body, providing emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials for Business, Data, Development, IT, and Security professionals. CertNexus’ mission is to assist in closing the emerging tech global skills gap while providing individuals with a path towards establishing rewarding careers in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning.

CertNexus partners with highly knowledgeable and talented industry experts to ensure the integrity and quality of each exam, with all exams following a rigorous development process. Two CertNexus exams—CyberSec First Responder® (CFR) and Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP)—are accredited under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024:2012 standard while these and others have received approvals by the following: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570/8140 requirements, NIST NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, United Kingdom GCHQ NCSC, Skills Development Scotland, Bahrain Tamkeen, UAE Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA), Malaysia Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), Singapore CITREP+, and more. For more information, connect with CertNexus at or contact us @

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