Get Your Manager Approval
Sample letter to your supervisor
Dear [Manager Name],
As I seek ways to remain a strong asset to our team and have the best skills possible to do my job, I have explored options to further my knowledge and skills through beneficial and cost-effective certification training. I would like to pursue the [insert the certification you want to pursue] by taking the appropriate course and passing the certification test described below.
[Copy and paste the course title and description from the training provider site here.]
I will use these new skills to do my job more effectively and be prepared to take on new projects when they arise. Specifically, this certification will help me do higher quality work:
List 2 or 3 specific job tasks or projects you are doing where this skill is needed
I can take this course with [insert the authorized training partner name and location] on [give the dates the course is available]. [Alternate sentence: I can take this course online with [insert the web site where the course is accessed] as soon as you approve my request.
After I complete the course, I will take the certification test that verifies and certifies my competency at a Skilled Matrix Authorized Testing Center. The cost is just [insert the cost for the course and exam], which will be returned through my increased productivity and effectiveness.
Please approve my request. I appreciate your support for my career and will begin using my new skills and knowledge immediately.