DescriptionThere is a generally accepted set of skills and competencies necessary to efficiently use HPC resources. Making clear what skills are required or recommended for a competent HPC user would benefit both the HPC service providers and practitioners. This BoF will present the status of the recently founded International HPC Certification Forum aiming to categorize, define, and examine these skills to create an ecosystem. To ensure this is an independent community-wide effort, we invite anyone interested in HPC teaching/ training to participate in the discussion and get involved. Inputs from academia, industry and HPC centers will steer the future effort.