Forum Credentials

The Forum’s Credentials are designed for experienced education abroad professionals and those new to the field. Forum Credentials provide advanced professional training, based on the Standards of Good Practice, and demonstrate that you are able to articulate and apply the Standards in context.

Credentials can stand on their own or can be applied towards the Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program.

Forum Credentials are earned by attending the workshop associated with the credential and successfully completing the accompanying Standards Assignments. Upon completion, a digital badge is issued for three years describing the skills confirmed by the Forum Credential. The digital badge can be displayed on resumes, curricula vitae, email signatures, business cards and websites.


New Forum Credentials

Framing the Standards of Good Practice

Earners of this credential are able to advocate for resources at their institution using the Standards of Good Practice and they can articulate to others what the Standards are and their importance in the field. They can use and apply the Standards in real-life situations and think critically on how the four Guiding Principles apply to all aspects of their work. Earners are able to use the prompts for self-assessment to evaluate their practices and know where to finding resources to solve challenges they might encounter in their workplace.

Coming Soon!

The following Forum Credentials are currently being developed in conjunction with the 6th Edition of the Standards of Good Practice.

  • Program Design
  • Program Management: From Implementation to Evaluation
  • Health, Safety and Well-Being
  • Student Learning & Development I: Advising & Orientations
  • Student Learning & Development II: Reflection, Integration & Assessment

Details about each Forum Credential coming soon!


Competency Credentials

The Forum’s Competency Credentials are based on the 5th edition of the Standards of Good Practice. Recipients are able to articulate and apply the Standards in context. Competency Credentials are earned by attending the two workshops associated with the credential and successfully completing the accompanying Standards Assignments. The following three competency credentials form part of the 5th edition of the Standards:


Learn More

For more information or questions contact us at certification@forumea.org.