- For each XSCALE discipline there are just two levels of certification, Practitioner and Coach. There's no distinction between coaches and trainers. Trainers can coach and coaches train.
- Practitioner certification has no yearly dues, experience requirements, or sunset clauses. It just means the holder proved their literacy in the discipline. Real world mastery depends on real world experience.
- XSCALE Alliance maintains a Contributor community who do pay dues in exchange for participation in online and offline networking and continuous access to the latest shared collateral.
- These Contributors aren't motivated to pay to keep their certificates up. There are no sunset clauses because it's not like you magically forget what you know if you don't pay a tax.
- Stewards are senior community members authorized to train Coaches. Stewards provide Leadership as a Service to the Coach community to assure consensus on evolution of training and reference collateral. Stewards regularly meet in a council focused on evolution of the ecosystem as a whole.
- Strategic Partnership doesn't entail equity or directorial obligations and isn’t exclusive in any way; partner organizations may keep up whatever other affiliations they like.
- Nevertheless, to qualify as a strategic partner you must employ a minimum number of Coaches or Stewards. In return, strategic partners gain a discount on certification fees for their staff and clients.
- XSCALE Alliance is producing a set of cross-promotion guidelines that govern the way its strategic partners feature in online and offline collateral and events.
Strategic Partner Costs and Benefits
In this table, $X = $1000 AUD in Australia. $X = $1000 USD in the rest of the world.
|Bronze||$10X||Must maintain 1 or more Coaches on staff||$5X||30% off Certificate Registration Fees for employees and clients + Bronze online/offline Promotion|
|Silver||$25X||Must maintain 3 or more Coaches on staff||$10X||40% off Certificate Registration Fees for employees and clients + Silver online/offline Promotion|
|Gold||$50X||Must maintain 5 or more Coaches on staff||$25X||50% off Certificate Registration Fees for employees and clients + Gold online/offline Promotion|
|Platinum||$100X||Must maintain 1 Steward on staff||$50X||60% off Certificate Registration Fees for employees and clients + Platinum online/offline Promotion|