Menu Home > Competency Enrollment Form Enrollment Form Submit this form to enroll in a Competency Credential program. 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First Last Email of mentor/supervisor who is supporting your participation in the program. Select the Competency Credential you are enrolling in. * RequiredFoundations of Good Practice in Education AbroadFundamentals of Student Preparation and Risk Management in Education AbroadPrinciples of Program Development and Administration in Education AbroadHave you attended any of the following workshops, since March 2015? Overview of the Standards of Good Practice Mission, Ethics and Integrity (Standards 1, 9 and The Code of Ethics) Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support (Standards 4 and 5) Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 and 3) Program Resources, Policies and Procedures (Standards 6 and 7) The Forum will credit the registration fee for any of the above workshops previously attended since March 2015 toward the Competency Credential Fee.Competency Credential Enrollment AgreementPlease review and electronically sign the agreement regarding policies and procedures related to The Forum on Education Abroad's Competency Credential and Professional Certification Program. You will receive a copy of the Enrollment Agreement for your records when you submit the form.I understand that my participation in The Forum Competency Credential is subject to my agreement to accept and abide by the following conditions of enrollment. The Forum reserves the right to change these conditions at any time. Withdrawal or Cancellation I understand and agree that if I embark on the Competency Credential and then choose not to attend the workshops and associated Standards Assignments that comprise the Credential within the required two years, I will not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid. In cases where documented, extenuating circumstances beyond the participant’s control develop, the following refund schedule will apply: Withdrawal from Program after 1/2 completion or less = Refund credit of 50% of Program fee In extenuating circumstances, participants may petition for a one-time extension of one year to complete the Program, provided that at least 50% of the Program has been completed. I understand that if my institution pays the Credential fee and I later withdraw or leave the institution, the credit will be issued back to the institution, according to the withdrawal policy above. Furthermore, I understand if I continue with the Credential, the remaining balance of the Credential fee will be due, from either my new institution or me. The Forum makes every effort to deliver every scheduled workshop. However, circumstances beyond our control could affect The Forum’s ability to deliver a workshop. The Forum, therefore, reserves the right to cancel a workshop in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Participants are entitled to a refund as outlined in The Forum’s Cancellation and Refund Policy. Participant Responsibilities I understand that if I successfully complete the Standards Assignments associated with the workshops I will earn the corresponding Competency Credential. I understand and agree that my responses to the Standards Assignments at the end of each Module must be completed and submitted in their entirety before they will be assessed. I understand that if I enroll and successfully complete all three Competency Credentials, and successfully complete the Culminating Project, I will additionally be granted the Professional Certification in Education Abroad Mark. I understand that it is my responsibility to regularly familiarize myself with the latest credential policies posted on The Forum website. Appeals Process for Standards Assignments I understand that there is an established appeals process for any participant who may receive an adverse Standards Assignment decision and I agree to follow that process. See Appendix A. Code of Ethics I understand and agree to abide by The Forum’s Code of Ethics for Education Abroad. I agree to exemplify high standards of honesty and integrity by maintaining the confidentiality of the contents of any Standards Assignment and my responses to those Assignments. I understand and agree that discovery of a confidentiality violation will result in automatic failure and expulsion from the Competency Program. Academic Honesty Academic honesty is a fundamental principle of learning and a necessary foundation for all academic endeavors. Violations of the principle deny the violators the opportunity to obtain confident command of the material they are credited with knowing and demean the integrity of the credential process. It is, therefore, a matter of great and mutual concern to all members of the education abroad community that a concerted effort be made to maintain high standards, both to maintain the professionalism of the field in which we are engaged and to maintain the credibility of the credential program. Individual integrity is vital to professional certification because the process involves the search for and acquisition of specific knowledge and understanding. Evaluation of each participant’s level of knowledge and understanding is a critical part of the credential process. Any act that interferes with the process of evaluation by misrepresentation of the relation between the work being evaluated and the participant’s actual knowledge is an act of academic dishonesty. Plagiarism is one example of academic dishonesty and includes misrepresenting the work of another as one's own or inaccurately or inadequately citing sources used, including those from the Internet. Plagiarism, as explained above, will result in immediate expulsion from the program. Participants may appeal an expulsion by initiating the Certification Appeals Process. Indemnification I agree to waive and release any claim I may have against The Forum arising from the Competency Credential Program. I agree to defend and indemnify the Forum from any claim by a person who claims he or she was injured in connection with the credentialing of a participant. Non-Native English Speakers Please check if you are a non-native English speaker. Disability I have a physical, sensory, psychiatric or learning disability and am interested in discussing accommodations necessary to participating in The Forum’s Competency Credential Program. Participants bear the responsibility of initiating a disability-related notification. Check the box if you have a documented disability that needs to be disclosed as part of your participation in the program. You will be contacted confidentially to discuss your needs.By my electronic signature below, I attest that that I agree with and accept these provisions. * Required First Last Appendix A - Standards Assignment Appeals ProcessA participant in the Competency Credential Program who receives an adverse decision may appeal this decision on the following grounds: The Forum did not properly apply specified Standards Assignment criteria; or The decision was based on a factual error that affected the outcome. All communication regarding appeals should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior to initiating an appeal, a participant should request clarification of the reasons for the adverse decision. Appeals must be initiated by email to email@example.com within 30 days of the notification of an adverse decision and should include: The grounds for appeal, including documentation that demonstrates how the participant successfully meets the criteria for the Standard Assignment; and Any new or additional information to be considered. The Forum staff will respond to the participant acknowledging receipt of the appeal, which will then be evaluated by a Review Panel consisting of, but not limited to: A Forum Certification Assessor (not involved in the initial certification decision); Forum Council Chair; and A Forum staff member. The participant will be notified of the outcome of his or her appeal within 60 days of its initiation. All decisions made by the Review Panel are final. Appendix B - Guidelines for Use of A Competency Credential MarkThe Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks are for use exclusively by individuals who have successfully completed a Forum Competency Credential Program. The corresponding Digital Badge and Mark may be used to publicize the individual’s status as a professional who has successfully demonstrated the abilities to articulate and to apply The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Please read the terms and conditions below before using the corresponding Digital Badge and Mark. Competency Credential Earners agree to the following terms and conditions for use of The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks: The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks may not be used by individuals who have not successfully completed the corresponding Competency Program. The license to use The Forum’s Competency Digital Badges and Marks shall terminate five years from the date of issue, in the event of misuse as determined by The Forum, or any other breach of these guidelines. Upon such termination and/or revocation, the individual will remove the Digital Badge(s) and Mark(s) from all materials, printed and electronic, regardless of whether such materials are preprinted or pre-existing at that time. The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks may be used to indicate an individual’s status as a Competency Earner. They may be used on résumés and curricula vitae, email signatures, business cards, letterhead and on digital platforms. When used on a digital platform, The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges should be used. The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks must be used in its entirety and may not be altered in any way, including proportion, color, element, type, etc. except by written permission from The Forum. For web display, you may decrease the web size by a maximum of 10% or increase it by a maximum of 50% as long as proportion is maintained. You may not animate, morph or in any way distort the appearance of The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges or Marks. The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks may be printed in black ink or in its original colors. Altering the color scheme is not permitted. The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks may not be used to indicate any kind of endorsement of any product or service by The Forum; to indicate that any official status for any product or service has been conferred by or is otherwise associated with The Forum; or to show any kind of relationship with The Forum aside from those permitted above. The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks may not be used on official documents such as sales contracts, or official disclosure documents provided to potential or actual clients or purchasers of an individual’s or member organization’s services or products. The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks may not be used in connection with any disparaging statements about The Forum or its products and services, or statements that otherwise reflect poorly on The Forum. The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks may not be used on any website that is in violation of any applicable laws or governmental regulations. The right to use The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks are limited to those rights set forth herein and do not extend to any other marks of the Forum. The right to use The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks does not grant right, title, or interest in any trademark, service mark, logo, or trade name of the Forum. Any goodwill attaching to The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges or Marks, or other marks of The Forum as a result of my use of the The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges or Marks will inure to the benefit of The Forum. The Forum has the sole right to file applications to register, and to obtain registrations for, The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks. I agree to cooperate fully with The Forum in filing such applications and obtaining such registrations, including providing The Forum with specimens of use of The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks and executing any documents requested by The Forum, or in protecting, enforcing, or defending The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks. I will notify The Forum in writing of any infringements, imitations, claims or other problems with respect to The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks which may arise or come to my attention. The Forum shall have the sole right, but not the obligation, to take any action on account of any such infringement, imitation, claim, or problem. I will not institute any suit or take any action on account of such infringement, imitation, claim, or problem, without the prior express written consent of The Forum. I agree not to (i) challenge The Forum as the sole, exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in and to The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges or Marks and the goodwill associated therewith; (ii) challenge the validity, control, or use of any mark owned by the Forum; (iii) register, use, adopt, or promote any mark that is confusingly similar to any mark owned by The Forum; (iv) take or encourage any action which would impair the rights of The Forum in and to The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges or Marks or any goodwill associated therewith; and (v) infringe The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks or other marks owned by the Forum. The Forum reserves the right to disallow any use of The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks. Any unauthorized use of The Forum’s Competency Credential Digital Badges and Marks may result in legal action.