VA Industry Spotlight – April 18th

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Debbie Tester tells us all about the International Virtual Assistant Association

The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional education and development of members of the Virtual Assistance profession, and to educating the public on the role and function of the Virtual Assistant. While certification is by no means requisite for IVAA members, IVAA holds the distinction of being the only organization offering the comprehensive IVAA Certified Virtual Assistant (CVA) exam, recognized internationally as the standard that Virtual Assistants strive to attain. Information is provided to the public so that a qualified virtual assistant can be found for your project. Read more about IVAA at their website.

BIO: Debbie Tester served as IVAA President through March 2007, and has previously served as Vice President, Historian and co-chair of the 2004 Summit; IVAA’s annual conference. Ms. Tester is the Managing Partner of Outer Office, LLC in Aurora, Colorado, specializing in technical documentation, grant writing, research and analysis. Ms. Tester holds the IVAA EthicsChecked™ certification and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado. Her clients include small businesses in the engineering and IT industries, entrepreneurs, educators, and attorneys.

Links mentioned in show:

  • The VA Summit – Annual Virtual Assistant Conference held April 25-28th in San Francisco, California
  • IVAACast – The official VA Newsletter of the International Virtual Assistants Association! Sign up area on right side column of IVAA website.