Upcoming Blue Expert Certification Camps

Blue Expert Certificate Training Program

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The Blue Expert Certification (BEC) Training 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 camp 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. This Blue Expert Certification training is to be delivered in a blended format where face-to-face, hands-on training at the certification camp is combined with pre-camp self-directed learning activities. At the end of this hands-on BEC training camp, the camp participant will be at the certified Blue Expert level, thus given the Blue Expert Certification.

  • Self-directed learning module before the camp: this self-directed online review activity consists of approximately 15 hours of materials that a BEC camp participant is expected to review and complete before the camp. You can complete this self-directed module at your own pace. This self-directed module is designed to allow you to learn/review key Blue concepts that certified Blue Administrators are expected to be familiar with such as Question Personalization, Subject View Management, and relational demographics, along with practice exercises to apply these concepts in creating a Blue project. This self-direct module must be completed prior to the in-person camp, to ensure that you will be ready to fully participate in and complete the training camp with Blue Expert Certification. The instructor will work with you to plan and finish the self-directed module before the in-person camp.
  • In-person camp: this in-person camp consists of approximately 24 hours of learning activities, including a certification activity. It offers hands-on participation and training required to be certified as a Blue Expert. Upon finishing the certification activity at the end of the camp, you will receive your Blue Expert Certificate.

2020 BEC Training Camps and Locations

@ Montreal, QC, Canada
Dates: February 10-12, 2020

Location: Explorance Head Office | Montreal, QC, Canada

Early Bird Rate Ends: December 16, 2019

Registration Closes: January 30, 2020

Download the BEC Training @ Montreal Agenda Here.

@ BN GLOBAL 2020 | Chicago, IL, USA
Dates: July 30-August 1, 2020 prior to the conference

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

*NEW* Special Bundle (Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 registration + Blue Expert Camp at Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020) Rate Ends: March 20, 2020

Early Bird Rate Ends: May 1, 2020

Registration Closes: July 17, 2020

Download the BEC Training @ BN GLOBAL 2020 Agenda Here.

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, 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!

Upon finishing the certification training camp, 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:

  • 15 hours of self-directed learning module and 24 hours of in-person training camp
  • Access to the learning sandbox to review and practice at your own pace (pre-camp and post-camp)
  • 1-hour post certification session with the instructor
  • Blue Expert Certificate upon successful completion of the certification training camp
  • Breakfast, refreshments, and lunch throughout the training camp
  • Social networking dinner with the training camp cohort members

Registration Terms:

  • There are only 16 places available for each workshop
  • Places are allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’
  • Travel and lodging fees are not included in the registration fee
  • Early bird cut-off dates vary based on session selection
  • Social networking dinner dates vary based on session selection



Blue Certification Training Primary Contact:

Explorance Academy

Email: learning@explorance.com