Read something today that suggested that as a general rule, the cost of certification should not exceed one percent of the target's gross annual salary. Anyone using that rule of thumb? For an average gross annual salary of $25,000, a fee of $250, for $50,000 a fee of $500, and $100,000 a fee of $1000. At face value, it seems reasonable. Sounds like a good place to start...but of course you need to consider your costs and make sure the fee covers those.
I had a thought of how to turn this around for promoting. Isn't certification worth investing just 1% of your annual salary? Seems that''s hard to argue against that, assuming your certification offers something to be valued.