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

Credential earners have demonstrated the ability to advocate for resources at an organization using the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Participants have articulated what the Standards are and their importance in the field. Credential earners have used and applied the Standards in real-life situations and considered how the four Guiding Principles apply to all aspects of their work. Earners used the Prompts for Self-Assessment to evaluate practices and know where to find resources to solve challenges they might encounter in their workplace.

 

 

Program Design

Credential earners have demonstrated that they can assess how programs, the associated mission statements, goals, and learning outcomes align with the overall mission of their organization. They have used the Prompts for Self-Assessment to determine if programs meet the minimum requirements set by the Standards of Good Practice and they have satisfactorily identified actions that should be taken to meet the goals.

 

 

Program Management

Credential earners have demonstrated that they understand the importance of policies, procedures, and program resources as articulated by the Standards of Good Practice. They have identified stakeholders and gaps within current program management practices and identified best practices in the field to address these gaps.

 

 

Health, Safety and Well-Being

Credential earners have demonstrated that they know where to find resources related to health, safety and well-being, have applied the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in real-world situations, and have used the Standards to improve policies and practices. Credential holders have drafted policies and proposed ways to implement those policies and other courses of action at an organization.

 

 

Student Learning & Development I

Credential earners have demonstrated that they understand the importance of pre-departure education and training. They have identified resources, applied the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in real-world situations, and used the Standards to suggest improvements for program applications and student selection processes. Earners have thought critically about advising practices and how to implement improvements. They have identified best practices in the field and considered how to use them to ensure students’ expectations and needs are met pre-departure.

 

 

Student Learning & Development II

Credential earners have demonstrated that they understand the importance of reflection, engagement, integration, and assessment both onsite and upon reentry. They have assessed a program using the Standards of Good Practice and made recommendations for improvement to address adequate student integration, engagement, reflection, and learning assessments. Earners also drafted a re-entry program using best practices in conformity with the Standards of Good Practice.

 


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.