Professional Certification: Certification Maintenance
Certification is maintained by demonstrating continued professional development related to education abroad and the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. At least 5 points must be accumulated over a two-year period through participation in a wide range of possible activities. Some of the activities might include any of the following:
Examples of Certification Maintenance Activities**
|Attend a Forum webinar|
|Attend a Forum Conference or an equivalent professional conference or event|
|Attend a Forum Standards Institute|
|Attend a Forum Workshop|
|Attend a Critical Dialogue|
|Contribute a resource to The Forum’s Standards Toolbox|
|Contribute to The Forum’s Curriculum Toolbox|
|Contribute an assessment case study to The Forum’s Outcomes Assessment Toolbox|
|Contribute to the Education Abroad Digital Resource Center|
|Apply the Standards in professional work
(example: document a new policy implementation based upon one of more Standards)
|Present at a Forum Conference or an equivalent professional conference or event|
|Active service on a Forum Committee or Working Group|
|Serve as a Professional Certification Mentor|
|Graduate level course related to work|
|Present at a Forum Standards Institute|
|Publish a scholarly article in Frontiers or other peer-reviewed publication|
|Facilitate a Forum Standards Workshop|
|Serve as a Certification Assessor|
|Serve as a QUIP Peer Reviewer|
**Additional options may be proposed by the certified individual and approved by The Forum.
Certification is maintained by engaging in a combination of activities that equals or surpasses a total of 5 points over a two-year period. Examples might include:
- Attend two webinars (1pt), attend The Forum annual conference and another professional conference (2pts) and present a session (2pts) at a conference.
- Attend a Critical Dialogue (1pt), attend The Forum Annual Conference (1pt), and publish a scholarly article (3pts).
- Serve as a QUIP Peer Reviewer (3pts) and give a presentation at a NAFSA Conference (2pts).
- Apply an aspect of the Standards in the development of an education abroad program (2pts), attend a Standards Workshop (1pt), and present about education abroad at a professional conference (2pts).
Appropriate documentation of activities must be provided and will be reviewed by The Forum.
Scholarship support for the Professional Certification Program is provided by membership and a generous donation from Sara’s Wish Foundation.