I was reading an article and they quoted a crop consultant but they didn’t mention whether or not the person was a CCA or CPAg. I looked him up and he was not certified. In this case it was appropriate not to list it but I have also done the same thing and found out the person was a CCA or CPAg but never mentioned it.
We are continually working on increasing the awareness of the CCA and CPAg programs. One of the best ways to do that is if everyone who is one would always have the initials after their name. It should be part of your signature. It reinforces the brand and it can open the door to a conversation to explain what it is to someone who may not know. You are the best representative for your profession. The value you place on it will be the value others place on it. No more, no less. And if you don’t care, don’t expect your customers to. So if you don’t already, add the CCA or CPAg title after your name on all of your correspondence and by all means, if you are quoted in an article, tell them that you are certified and it should be part of your description. Be proud of it! You had to earn it and not everyone does.