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Onit Certification: Become Indispensable

Whatever your role, and whether you’re a valued Onit client or partner, attaining formal Onit credentials demonstrates to the world that you have the knowledge and skills to transform business processes using the Onit platform. Our formal certification program provides an easy-to-navigate framework for both securing and quantifying Onit expertise. The program is comprised of various tracks, each of which contains varying degrees of certification. Pick one (or many) tracks and follow the guides below. Get started today!

Apptitude Track

Powering every Onit solution is the Apptitude platform: the robust business process automation engine upon which everything runs. Whether you’re simplifying a contract management process, building a full-featured e-billing or matter management system, or implementing a custom process, you must learn Apptitude’s many tools and configuration options. This certification track takes a vertical-agnostic approach, focusing on the key concepts required to work with Apptitude’s many workflow and metadata management tools. Knowledge gained in this track will form a solid technical foundation for the other vertical-specific Onit certification tracks.
 

Apptitude Certification Level Courses Tests Other Requirements
Level 1 APP-101C APP-101T None
Level 2 APP-102C APP-102T None
Level 3 None None 1,000 hours of App building on Onit implementations (for any vertical)*
Level 4 None None
  • 2,000 hours of App building on Onit implementations (for any vertical)*
  • A fellow Apptitude Level 4 certificate holder must nominate you via a recommendation letter**

*Implementation hours must be submitted to Onit using a specific format (provided by Onit upon request). Onit’s Certification Team will verify hours against internal records (and in some cases check with the Onit client in question). All hours must be associated with the development of a solution that was ultimately used in a production capacity (pre-sales and “proof of concept” work does not apply).

**The recommendation letter must provide justification that the candidate possess “world class” and “expert” level knowledge of and experience within the Onit Apptitude platform. In addition, the letter must list two or more specific Onit solutions built by the candidate that were especially impressive. In some cases, Onit’s Certification Team will conduct a short interview with the author of the letter.

ELM Track

Built on top of the Apptitude platform, Onit’s Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solution includes a constantly growing array of solutions, from alternative fee arrangements to legal process outsourcing to legal service requests. This track focuses on both understanding the out-of-the-box configuration in Onit’s ELM product and also extending/customizing it to meet any client’s needs. All courses/tests in this track require various degrees of experience with the Apptitude platform.
 

ELM Certification Level Courses Tests Other Requirements
Level 1 ELM-101C ELM-101T Must be an Apptitude Level 1 certificate holder
Level 2 None None 300 hours of App building on Onit ELM implementations
Level 3 None None
  • 1,000 hours of App building on Onit ELM implementations*
  • Must be an Apptitude Level 3 certificate holder
Level 4 None None 2,000 hours of App building on Onit ELM implementations

*Implementation hours must be submitted to Onit using a specific format (provided by Onit upon request). Onit’s Certification Team will verify hours against internal records (and in some cases check with the Onit client in question). All hours must be associated with the development of a solution that was ultimately used in a production capacity (pre-sales and “proof of concept” work does not apply).

Courses and Tests

Below is a description of the courses required to achieve certification across various tracks/levels.
 

Course Name Course Code Prerequisites Description
Apptitude Boot Camp 1 APP-101C None Designed for those with little to no Onit App Building experience, this course introduces all of the key concepts required to build Apps and workflows in Onit. Through both hands-on exercises and lectures, attendees will learn how to create a new App from scratch and then iteratively level it up. Key concepts include: Business Rules, Actions, Conditions, Liquid, Lists, Buttons, Filters, Tags, parent/child App relationships, and Onit security.
Apptitude Boot Camp 2 APP-102C Must be an Apptitude Level 1 certificate holder Expands upon the foundation established during both the APP-101C course and real-life Onit App building. Key concepts include: ingesting flat-files into Onit, advanced Liquid training, the Onit API, using advanced Onit Actions, generating Excel spreadsheets, and building email-based reports.
ELM Boot Camp 1 ELM-101C Must be an Apptitude Level 1 certificate holder Provides a detailed run-through of the pre-built configuration in Onit’s ELM product. Attendees will learn how to work around and expand this configuration to solve an ELM client’s specific business requirements. Key concepts include: matter taxonomy, allocations, invoice approvals, AP integrations, legal entities, offices, budgets, Legal Service Requests, ELM suites, SSO, the Onit Outlook plug-in, default ELM security, and spot rate conversions.

After attending a course, a candidate will receive an email from Onit linking them to an online test.

Each candidate:

  • Can take the test whenever and wherever they like (a testing center is not required)
  • Must achieve a grade of 70% or higher on the test
  • May re-take a failed test as many times as necessary (though only once per 24-hour period)
  • Will have one hour to complete a test after starting
  • Will be presented with a randomly selected set of questions and answers during each test taking session
  • Will have access to an Onit “sandbox” instance to reference during the test
  • Will receive a follow-up email from Onit upon passing a test; the email will provide proof of the passing grade as well indicate any new level of certifications that have been achieved

How do I get certified?

Simply drop us an email at [email protected] and our Certification Team will get you started.

Below are some common certification questions that we receive.

  • Do you have a schedule of upcoming courses? Answer: For Onit partners, courses are scheduled periodically throughout the year – a schedule is available upon request. For Onit clients, courses are planned according to your schedule and usually done onsite at your office.
  • I’ve already completed a certification course but I haven’t taken the test. Can you send me a test link? Answer: Sure! Just drop us an email with your name and the name of the course that you attended.
  • I’m ready to apply for certification in a specific track/level. What’s the application process? Answer: Let us know which track/level you have in mind and we will reply back with the details.
  • I need to verify the tracks/levels for which I currently hold certifications. Can you send me my certifications? Answer: For sure! In your email be sure to include your Onit Certification ID.

Certification Roadmap

Going forward, we plan to expand the program to both focus on non-ELM projects as well as introduce tracks that provide certifications on non-technical topics.

Below are the certification tracks that we’re actively developing (all of which are estimated for a 2019 release):

  • Onit Contract Management
  • Onit Project Management and Business Analysis
  • Selling an Onit Solution