We love building products and services that help recruiters like you easily find, engage and hire the best and brightest. But the value you get from our recruiting solutions depends heavily on how well you know them. That’s why I’m excited to announce the launch of our first certification program: LinkedIn Certified Professional—Recruiter.

It’s designed to help you showcase your LinkedIn Recruiter skills – like identifying and engaging passive and active candidates, strengthening your talent brand, building a pipeline of talent and posting jobs.

“Leaving recruiters to simply ‘work it out’ on a product as sophisticated and valuable as LinkedIn Recruiter can result in one dimensional usage, bad habits and subsequently poor results and ROI,” said Lee Yeap, head of resourcing at BSkyB. “LinkedIn’s certification program has taught my entire team the ins and outs of Recruiter, allowing us to get the most out of our LinkedIn investment.”

There’s more good news: between now and December 31, 2013, LinkedIn will waive the exam fee for the first 500 customers that register for the LinkedIn Certified Professional—Recruiter certification exam.

To learn more about the certification program, please visit the LinkedIn certification website. And while you’re at it, check out our updated Learning Center which has a variety of learning offerings that help you prepare for and ace the certification exam.

LinkedIn Recruiter Certification Badge