Transitioning from the Old Certification Process

Attention all candidates who are currently in the Old Certification Process!
Now that we are well into the New Certification Process, we have recognized that it is not only possible, but maybe even preferable, for candidates who are in the Old Process to transition to the New Process.  While the Certification Commission previously stated that those who achieved candidacy had the choice of transitioning to the New Process, the pathway wasn’t as clear as it is now, so we are once again presenting candidates with an opportunity to transition to the New Process.

What are the Options and What’s Involved
There are two options:  1. Remain in the Old Certification Process and proceed through the regular subcommittee process; or 2. Transition to the New Certification Process and build a portfolio that addresses the competencies for admission and Phase I and have a formal review in accordance with the New Process

All candidates currently in the Old Certification Process will choose one of the following options before December 31, 2018:

The basic premise is that the formal review of the competencies will take the place of the subcommittee appearance for ACPE Associate Certified Educator, and that upon demonstration of the required competencies, the individual will move into Phase II in the new process. If the candidate is not successful in demonstrating the competencies, then they will remain in the Old Process until they are able to demonstrate their competence.

If a Candidate wishes to remain in the Old Process, the policies, procedures, and process will continue in the way that it is written in the 2016 Certification Manual, with all time frames in effect.

For planning purposes, the Candidate’s choice of Option 1 or Option 2 is a final decision as of December 31, 2018.  Any Candidate that does not respond before December 31, 2018 will remain in the Old Certification Process.

Click here before December 31, 2018, to tell us which pathway you are choosing for your certification journey.