Thank you for your input and details on certification. I do not wish to contradict you but there are certification programs for grant writers as referenced on your second web link. Through extensive research, I have learned that there are indeed certification programs that are being developed for grant writers by respected national grant writing associations. Based on my professional experience, certification will substantiate that you have the skill set and qualifications to write successful grants. I am confident that certification will only add to your marketable skills and credibility in a competitive job market.