There are no prerequisites for this course. However, you may find it beneficial to attend our Bid Basics two-hour short course for a taste of our content and training style.
Certified Bid Writer runs for ten weeks and requires a regular commitment of one Hour of Power per week, held via a live Zoom session. You’ll also need to dedicate enough time to watch the module videos online, complete activities and assessments, and apply your learnings at your own pace. We suggest allowing a total of 3 hours per week for each of the nine weekly modules.
The Zoom session in the 10th week is used for final reviews and graduation activities.
Each module’s online learning materials are released weekly during the Hour of Power, so unfortunately you can’t jump ahead and complete the course in any less than 10 weeks.
If you miss the odd live session due to other commitments, the Hour of Power is recorded and added to the learning platform – so you can catch up later.
So yes, you can take longer than 10 weeks to complete the course, but it’s best to keep up with your cohort to get the most from the program. Taking longer than 10 weeks might mean you aren’t finished in time to graduate alongside your classmates or receive your digital badge when they do – but it’s important to attend the final Hour of Power in week 10 regardless.
Powered by Credly, our Bid Academy digital badges are virtual credentials that recognise your accomplishment and verify everything you’ve learned. Our badges enhance your professional profile online and make it easy for you and others to verify your credentials in the future. Find out more about our digital badges here.
If you’ve met all the course requirements, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org advising that your Bid Academy digital badge will be on its way.
You should then receive an email from ‘Bid Academy via Credly’ (email@example.com) issuing your digital badge within 7 days. Remember to check your junk/spam folder just in case, and if you need help with accepting or sharing your badge, you can find a step-by-step tutorial video here.
While we don’t manually provide any certificates, all of our Bid Academy digital badges are able to be converted into a certificate which you can download and print.
After accepting your badge on the Credly platform, click the large green ‘Share’ button which will take you to the ‘Share your Badge’ page. Under the ‘Publish’ heading, select ‘Download Certificate’ – this will generate a PDF certificate version of your badge which you can then save, print and share.
We accept all major credits cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Alternatively, for larger payments, you can opt to pay by invoice. If you select this option, you’ll need to ensure payment is made no later than 3 days prior to the commencement of your course, so we recommend paying as soon as possible after you receive your invoice.
Yes! If you are enrolling multiple people into the Certified Bid Writer in one online transaction, a bulk discount coupon will apply automatically to your cart.
- 2 – 5 seats: 10% off
- 6 – 10 seats: 15% off
- Over 10 seats: Instead of enrolling online, please contact us to enquire about quoting a dedicated in-house Certified Bid Writer program for your tendering team, customised to suit your business!
Bid Academy uses Zoom Meetings to deliver our online training, including the weekly ‘Hour of Power’ for this program. This enables us to utilise functionality such as screensharing, breakout rooms, reactions and polls.
For the Certified Bid Writer, we also use a system called LearnDash to power our Bid Academy online learning platform. After registering, we’ll set you up with a username and you’ll create a password so you can login to access videos, download workbooks and resources, complete activities and exams, and discuss learnings with your classmates in a group discussion forum.
Please ensure you notify your coaches of your absence in advance by email. Weekly Hour of Power sessions are recorded and uploaded the following day to their respective module within the online platform. If you miss one, you can catch up by watching it later. However, attending 65% of the program’s Hour of Power webinars is a requirement to earn your digital badge, so try not to miss more than three!
You may cancel your training registration at no cost up to 7 days before the scheduled training date. You’ll receive a full refund of all payments. No refund is payable for cancellations made less than 7 days before the course date. However, in such cases you are welcome to nominate a colleague to attend in your place.
Minimum and maximum registration numbers apply per course. Any decisions by us to cancel a course due to insufficient numbers will be made no later than one week prior to any published course date. You’ll be notified should this occur, at which point you can elect to transfer your booking to the next available date or request a full refund.