Upcoming Blue Expert Certification Camps

Blue Expert Certificate Training Program

pin-markerIn-person Training CampcalendarUpcoming 2019 Sessions: February 6-8 (Montreal, CA)

The Blue Expert Certification (BEC) Training Camp is a part of the Blue Expert Certification Training Program. The BEC training program is an expert level training designed to further deepen your Blue knowledge and expertise so that you will be able to implement any feedback process at varying degrees of complexity and optimize your Blue implementations to best address your own institution’s needs.

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BEC Training Overview


The Blue Expert Certification (BEC) Training is designed to further develop your expertise and skills in using advanced Blue features so that you can implement any feedback process at varying degrees of complexity. Becoming a certified Blue Expert requires approximately 40 hours of your time: including a 3-day instructor-led training camp followed by 5 to 6 weeks of sandbox experience, consisting of approximately 8 hours of hands-on sandbox exercises taken at your own pace, supported by three 2-hour bi-weekly online review sessions. The final step of the Blue Expert Certification training is the certification exam. Blue Expert Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the Blue Expert certification exam.


Who should take the Blue Expert Certification Training?

  • This certification training program is intended for certified Blue Administrators with experience in implementing a Blue project autonomously at least in one evaluation or survey cycle, or those with an equivalent level of Blue knowledge and experience

Learning Objectives and Key Benefits

With the completion of the Blue Expert Certification Training Program, a training participant will be able to:

  • Acquire expert knowledge and skills in using advanced Blue concepts and functionalities to further automate feedback processes (course evaluations, institutional surveys, and 360 evaluations), end to end, in order to provide a greater level of autonomy to end users and distribute reports with actionable insights to decision-makers
  • Learn how DST (Data Sync Tool), DIG (Data Integrity Gateway), BPI (Blue Portal Integrator), and BTA (Blue Text Analytics) can be used with Blue to further realize its value in your environments
  • Find solutions to current challenges and opportunities that you are facing in your institutions, by discussing them with the instructor and other experienced Blue users in your BEC training cohort
  • Be part of the Blue Expert community, and have access to Blue BETA functionality in a shared sandbox environment
  • Have the access to the training sandbox use for one year post the BEC training camp, which gives you access to the latest Blue releases and all modules regardless of your product licenses, as well as the ability to upload your own data for testing prior to implementing these releases in your own institution

Becoming Certified

The Blue Expert Certification (BEC) training camp is designed to further develop your Blue expertise and skills, by teaching you how to:

  • Implement an advanced level of end-to-end automation of your feedback processes
  • Merge cross-listed courses to enable unified report building
  • Implement dynamic report distribution to support your decision makers, as personnel changes
  • Gain greater autonomy in the use of Blue and its companion modules and products to administer any feedback process
  • Optimize your Blue implementation to best address your own institution’s needs
  • Experience how your expert knowledge and skills in using advanced Blue features and functionalities can help your institution and be a sought-after Blue Expert in your institution and by your colleagues!

What’s next after the BEC training camp? Put your new knowledge into practice in a dedicated sandbox environment. Complete the exercises in the exercise guide at your own pace before you take the Blue certification exam online. The exam will test both your conceptual and practical knowledge of Blue through a multiple choice questionnaire, essay-type questions and practical examples that demonstrate your newly developed expertise. Our training team will then meet with you via online correspondence to review your results. Upon finishing the review, a Blue Expert Certificate is issued to you!

Fees and Terms

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Price: $3,450 USD
  • Regular Registration Price: $4,950 USD

This fee includes:

  • 3-day instructor-led, in-person training
  • 5-6 weeks of hands-on experience post-camp to complete your exercises in the learning sandbox (approximately 8 hours required in total to execute all activities), to be done individually at your own pace
  • Three 2-hour online group review sessions with your instructor, held bi-weekly to assist your progress through the 5 to 6 weeks of sandbox experience
  • 1-hour post exam review session with the trainer
  • Blue Expert Certificate upon successful completion of the certification exam
  • Breakfast, refreshments, and lunch throughout the training
  • Networking dinner

Registration Terms:

  • There are only 16 places available for each workshop
  • Places are allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’
  • Registration closes 1 week before training is scheduled to begin
  • Travel and lodging fees are not included in the registration fee
  • Early bird cut-off dates vary based on session selection (see below)
  • Networking dinner dates vary based on session selection (see the Travel Information link for your session below)


BEC Training Sessions and Locations

NORTH AMERICA: Montreal, Canada

Dates: February 6-8, 2019

Location: Explorance Head Office | Montreal, QC, Canada

Early Bird Rate Ends: December 7, 2018

Registration Closes: January 30, 2019

Download the Travel Information here.

Download the Training Agenda here.



EUROPE: Bluenotes EUROPE 2019

Dates: March 18-20, 2019

Location: The Grange Holborn Hotel | London, UK

Early Bird Rate Ends:  January 11, 2019

Registration Closes: March 1, 2019

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Bluenotes EUROPE 2019 Conference to immediately follow.


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Dates: August 8-10, 2019

Location: Palmer Hotel | Chicago, IL, USA

Early Bird Rate Ends: May 3, 2019

Registration Closes: July 19, 2019

Download the Training Agenda here.

Immediately follows the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2019 Conference.


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Event Organizer Primary Contact:

Stacey Martini

Telephone: +1 403-651-0412

Email: smartini@explorance.com