I'm planning on studying Linguistics, and would love to learn new languages while I do so. Is there any language certifications I can get at a State level to put on my CV without having to take a class?
I'd like to learn languages without having to take a class because I can work at my own pace and study what I want in a language at any point in time. However, I feel that having a certification or award would look better on a resume than just self reporting. If you could give me ideas about what I could do, it'd be a big help.
FYI: The college I'll be attending only has Linguistics as a major, with all subsections currently informal.
I believe each country has their own language tests which you can use officially. I am not sure you are interested in Japanese. Japan has the official Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT): https://www.jlpt.jp/e/index.html
The organization regularly run the test even outside of Japan. I believe some major languages have the same system and test.
I would like to suggest to maybe travel to the destination/city/country that language you want to learn. and maybe l believe there is some language schools there. If you are willing to proceed with any official certification you could seek for in local.