Events & Press

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Upcoming Events

October 21-24, 2019 | Rohnert Park, CA

California Emergency Services Association (CESA) Annual Conference

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October 25-27, 2019 | Eloy, AZ

Skydive Arizona Halloween Boogie

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November 6-8, 2019 | Richmond, VA

AIA Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) 2019

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November 18-20, 2019 | Savannah, GA

International Association of Emergency Managers

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November 28-30, 2019 | Eloy, AZ

Skydive Arizona Thanksgiving Boogie

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December, 2019 | Eloy, AZ

Skydive Arizona Holiday Boogie

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Past Events

October 4-6, 2019 | Rittman, OH

AerOhio Chute & Shoot Boogie

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October 3-6, 2019 | Lake Elsinore, CA

Skydive Elsinore Chicks Rock Boogie & Merit Day with Maxine Tate

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September 29-October 1, 2019 | Roanoke, VA

Virginia Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association Conference

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September 28, 2019 | Long Beach, CA

READY Long Beach Expo

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September 1-27, 2019 | Raeford, NC

Skydive Paraclete USPA Nationals

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September 20-21, 2019 | Virginia Beach, VA

ASLA Virginia Annual Conference: Watershed Preservation Planning

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September 19, 2019 | Richmond, VA

2019 Virginia Builders Summit and Expo

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September 17-19, 2019 | Williamsburg, VA

Virginia Realtors Annual Convention

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September 17, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Norco, CA

Norco College Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair

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September 15, 2019 | Washington, DC

CERT CON 2019

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September 12-14, 2019 | Naples, FL

Florida CERT Association 2019 Conference

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August 14-18, 2019 | Orange, VA

Skydive Orange Big O Boogie & Merit Day

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August 11, 2019 | Chester, SC

Lost Prairie Meadow Peak Boogie

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August 5-9, 2019 | Naples, FL

FEPA 2019 Mid-Year Meeting and Work Session

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August 1, 2019 | Jamul, CA

Skydive San Diego Convergence Boogie

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July 27-August 8, 2019 | Chicago, IL

SummerFest Skydive Chicago Boogie

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July 26-27, 2019 | Renton, WA

2019 NW Citizen Corps Expo

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July 19 -21, 2019 | Byron, CA

Its a Bigger, Better, Byron Boogie

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July 9-11, 2019 | Elk Grove, CA

AmeriCorps Grantee Conference 2019

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July 4, 2019 | Williamstown, NJ

Skydive Cross Keys 4th of July Boogie

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July 4, 2019 | Zephyrhills, FL

Skydive City/ZHills 4th of July Boogie

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July 4, 2019 | Rochelle, IL

CSC Independence Day Boogie 

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July 4 -7, 2019 | Whitewright, TX

Spaceland American Revolution Boogie 

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June 18-20, 2019 | St. Paul, Minnesota

Points of Light Conference

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May 30-June 1, 2019 | San Diego, CA

California For All CERT and Listos Conference

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May 28-June 2, 2019 | Chester, SC

CarolinaFest Skydive Carolina Boogie

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May 12-17, 2019 | West Palm Beach, FL

Florida Hurricane Conference

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May 6-9, 2019 | Nashville, TN

National VOAD Conference

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April 22-24, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

National Hurricane Conference

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Press

September 20, 2019 | The Virginian-Pilot

Jacob Orrin & Mary Broz-Vaughan: Licensing Platform Serves VA Workers

Ensuring people can quickly find work has never been more important as the U.S. workforce grapples with a rapidly changing economy. DPOR is now using Merit to issue digital licenses to those in Virginia who need its certifications to operate.

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September 13, 2019 | Government Technology

Virginia Initiative Provides Digital Occupational Licenses

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation has launched a vendor solution supplied by Merit to allow professionally licensed residents to access credentials via a desktop, mobile webpage or app.

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September 3, 2019 | State Scoop

Virginia launches state’s first digital professional licensing system

More than 300,000 licensed professionals across Virginia will benefit from a new electronic licensing program that Gov. Ralph Northam kicked off on Tuesday, designed to be faster and more efficient than the paper-based program the commonwealth currently uses.

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September 3, 2019 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Digital licenses now available for many occupations in Virginia

Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation said Tuesday it has partnered with Merit, a California-based digital credentialing firm, to provide digital licenses for occupational license holders in the state.
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September 3, 2019 | CBS19

Partnership takes occupational licenses digital

Governor Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday that Virginia's Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation is streamlining individual professional licensing through a partnership with the digital credentialing service, Merit.

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September 3, 2019 | Bloomberg

Virginia First State to Adopt Digital Licensing Through Partnership with Merit

Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) is streamlining individual professional licensing by partnering with digital credentialing service Merit.

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August 9, 2019 | Medium

Bulk uploads with Merit: Issue thousands of merits in minutes!

If you issue certificates, credentials, and licenses in bulk, then you know how difficult it is to send credentials one-by-one, even if you do it digitally. That’s why Merit created a tool for this very case — spreadsheet upload, our bulk upload tool. And hey, we’ve just made some powerful improvements to make the whole process even easier!

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July 18, 2019 | Medium

Check-in with Merits: Spend Less Time on Paperwork and More Time on Important Work.

Now there’s a better solution. It’s an easy-to-use app that helps you to automate the check-in process and drastically reduce the time needed to track participant hours. That is precisely what Check-in with Merits does for you.

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May 31, 2019 | CERT National Conference

Merit signs MOU to empower Governor Newsom’s California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign

To support Governor Newsom's California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign, Merit will make available new technology to help California-based CERT members count and track their engagements to prepare Californians for disaster. 

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May 2, 2019 | Medium

California Volunteers, Office of the Governor Teams With Merit

Merit helps power California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign to deploy a network of volunteers and transform how Californians get ready for the next disaster.

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April 18, 2019 | Dropzone.com

Streamlining Ratings: UPT Adopts Merit (formerly Sigma)

Dropzone.com spoke with the director of UPT’s Tandem Program, Tom Noonan, to get details on the exciting partnership between UPT and Merit.

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March 4, 2019 | Dropzone.com

How Merit & Burble’s Tech Are Changing Skydiving

After the Merit / Burble integration, drop zones can have instant access to verified information without having to waste time or manpower on multiple sources. 

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March 1, 2019 | Parachutist.com

Burble and Merit to Integrate

Merit, the company USPA uses to provide digital credentials (such as the USPA membership card), is in the process of integrating with Burble, a manifest program used by 130 drop zones worldwide. The integration will allow skydivers to grant access to DZs that use Burble to view their merits on Merit (including USPA credentials). 

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February 7. 2019 | Skydive TV

Merit & Burble Software Partnership

At the PIA Symposium, Skydive TV interviews Dylan Avatar from Merit, the company USPA uses to provide digital credentials (such as the USPA membership card), which is in the process of integrating with Burble, a manifest program used by dropzones.

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January 20, 2017 | TechCrunch

Quixey alums launch Sigma (now Merit), a platform to bring merits and certifications online

A new company named Sigma, founded by alumni of mobile app search engine Quixey, aims to take records and certifications currently trapped in the analog world and bring them online.

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