ADJA Announces Expanded Credentialling Program

As announced at the 2011 ADJA National meeting in Las Vegas Nevada, where we announced the Certified Professional Master of Ceremonies credential we indicated that there would be additional credentialing programs established as time went on in 2011. It has taken us a bit longer than expected but in keeping with that promise, the American Disc Jockey Association is pleased to announce its increased emphasis and focus upon education and recognizing the educational pursuits of our members. Our members have requested additional credentialing to augment the existing Continuing Education Credits program and the Certified Professional Master of Ceremonies or the CPMC for some time.

We are pleased to add the following new credentialing opportunities for our members recognition and advancement they are:

1.) CPME Certified Professional Mitzvah Entertainer
A.) 5 letters of reference from other event professionals in their market relating to their Mitzvah Entertainer abilities.
B.) Pass an Oral test on knowledge of the Mitzvah celebration.
C.) At least 5 videos of no more than 10min in length each demonstrating their skills at various aspects of a Mitzvah.
D.) 5 letters of reference from past Clients willing to be contacted by ADJA.

this credential will be highlighted on the Mitzvah Guild website and will carry an enhanced listing.  For those entertainers who have earned their CPME.

2.) CPKH Certified Professional Karaoke Host
A.) 5 letters of reference from other event professionals in their market relating to their Hosting abilities.
B.) 3 letters of reference from past venues where you have provided Karaoke Hosting services for atleast 6 weeks each.
C.) At least 5 videos of no more than 10min in length each demonstrating their Hosting skills as a Karaoke Host.
D.) Submission to an audit of your Karaoke Library to validate your use of a legal Karaoke Library.

We are very excited to assist Sound Choice and Chartbusters assist in this process to help elevate and improve the karaoke industry.  This credential will be highlighted on the new American Karaoke Host website, as well as the AKJA website where we will place increasing emphasis on educating venues and consumers about the importance of hiring professional karaoke hosts.
ADJA members that indicate in their profiles that they provide Karaoke will also be listed on these new websites free of charge!

3.) CPSE Certified Professional School Event Entertainer
A.) 5 letters of reference from other event professionals in their market relating to their School Event DJ abilities.
B.) 3 Letters of reference from schools where you have performed recently willing to be contacted by ADJA.
C.) At least 5 videos of no more than 10min in length each demonstrating their school event skills at various types of school
events.

4.) CPWE Certified Professional Wedding Entertainer
A.) 5 letters of reference from other event professionals in their market relating to their abilities as a wedding entertainer.
B.) 3 of the last schedules or planners or scripts that they prepared for use as a Wedding Entertainer.
C.) 5 letters of reference from past clients willing to be contacted by ADJA.
D.) At least 5 videos of no more than 10min in length each demonstrating their skills as a wedding DJ.
E.) 4 continuing education credits relating to the role of a Wedding Entertainer such as love story workshops, grand
entrance workshops etc.

This credential can be a great first step for those that desire it towards attaining a Wedding Entertainment Director status from the Wed Guild.

5.) CPYE Certified Professional Youth Events Entertainer
A.) 5 letters of reference from other event professionals in their market relating to their Youth Event abilities.
B.) 3 letters of reference from recent past clients willing to be contacted by ADJA..
C.) At least 5 videos of no more than 10min in length each demonstrating their skills at various types of Kids events.

6.) CPLE Certified Professional Latin Events Entertainer
A.) 5 letters of reference from other event professionals in their market relating to their proficiency at Latin Events
B.) 3 Letters from past clients willing to be contacted by the ADJA.
C.) At least 5 videos of no more than 10min in length each demonstrating their skills at various types of latin events.
D.) Demonstrated proficiency in Spanish & passing an oral exam on Latin Events.

By now you’ve probably noticed that many of these credentials follow closely the subsets shown on the ADJA national website.  This was intentional so that we may better focus consumers on finding and hiring the right entertainers for their needs.  However, none of these credentials will carry with it any premium placement in any of the search result.s at ADJA. all full members will be listed fairly and equally as they presently are.  those earning one or more of these credentials will notice that their profiles will carry the badge appropriately of the credential earned.

At some point in the future, if the membership desires.  We may expand the find a DJ topical sub search to include searching for recipients of these respective credentials.  However before that day can come we need to see a large number of our members step up & earn these badges so that when a consumer does that future topical subsearch, they will find some results within their market. We will be very excited and eager to receive feedback from our members, and how we can best tune and adjust this program to better suit the needs of our members and to better help them to build and grow their business.

We look forward to assisting you in your efforts to earn these exciting new credentials & your excited participation and feedback on these tremendous new opportunities to enhance and expand your business and your profile with ADJA.