Important Update Regarding Peer Reviews
By Gary Sartain, Certification Implementation Team
ACPE News  |  January 26, 2018


ACPE now requires that active Certified Educators participate in a peer review every three years. That means that Certified Educators who did not do a peer review in 2015, 2016 or 2017 will need to do one in 2018.



The Certification Implementation Team is working with the national office to collate peer review records from the former regions. Members who are determined to be due for a review in 2018 will be notified. However, there may well be gaps in the data, meaning people will have to self-monitor and be proactive about initiating a review if they are due.

If you are due for peer review in 2018, please refrain from holding your review until the end of June, as the implementation plan is as follows:

  • New guidelines for Level 1 & 2 Peer Reviews and National Faculty (those involved in Certified Educator Education) Peer Reviews will be developed by April 1, 2018.
  • Two volunteers from each category (Level 1 & 2 / National Faculty) will be enlisted to do their peer reviews using the new guidelines prior to the ACPE national meeting in May.
  • At the national meeting in May, a workshop will be offered about the new guidelines with the four participants and their committee members. They will be invited to share their experience and any suggestions. Feedback will also be solicited from workshop participants.
  • Alterations will be made based on feedback from the test group and the workshop participants. The final guidelines will be published on the ACPE website and circulated by June 15, 2018.

For members required to do peer reviews in 2018, please wait until the new guidelines are published on June 15, 2018. Please send concerns and questions regarding the process or new guidelines to CertificationChair@acpe.edu.
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