1. Submit to all Committee Members and Presenter:
a. Certification Commission Face Sheet (Appendix 2)
b. personal history paper showing awareness of how: student’s personal/cultural history shapes the practice of ministry and supervision; strengths and weaknesses will impact the process of supervision, and religious development has been integrated with self-understanding.
c. a full account of how recommendations for further professional development received in previous appearances before area and Certification Commission sub committees are being addressed.
d. up to a 2-page paper: (1) indicating the rationale for extension request and progress toward certification; and (2) demonstrating the use of consultation and collegiality for certification at the next level.
2. Additionally submit to Presenter only:
a. copies of CPE Program Evaluation forms (Appendix 4) all students supervised since certification as Associate Certified Educator.
b. documentation of continuing to meet formal requirements (ACPE Standard 407).
c. all committee action reports and most recent Presenter’s Report since (and including) certification as Associate Certified Educator.
d. list of supervisory and supervisory related activities since the last appearance (give dates, type of activity, including all ACPE local, area and national activities).
e. signed Attestation of Good Standing Form (Appendix 8).
3. Subcommittee review
Subcommittee review focuses on the Associate Certified Educator’s continuing competence
Subcommittee actions, based on committee members’ professional opinion and experience, one of the following:
a. grant the request.
b. deny the request.
If the extension is denied, the Associate Certified Educator must make a successful appearance for an extension at the next Area Committee meeting to retain Associate Certified Educator status. An Associate Certified Educator denied extension by the Area Certification Committee may not meet the Commission until the status has been resolved favorably at the area level.
c. suspend Associate Certified Educator status if Associate level competencies are clearly unmet and/or students are being harmed. If such action is considered the committee will confer with the Area Certification Chair prior to making a decision.
4. Associate Supervisor returning to home country
Associate Certified Educators returning from the U.S. to supervise CPE in their home countries have the following options for maintaining certification:
A. Affiliate the Associate Certified Educator’s center as a Satellite Program or clinical placement of an accredited member center (refer to ACPE 2016 Accreditation Manual) in the U.S. using the curriculum and structure of the accredited center as feasible.
a. Supervise a minimum of two units as indicated in the ACPE 2016 Certification Manual and present one unit to the ACPE Certification Commission for ACPE Certified Educator.
b. Paper extensions for Associate status are required every year after the first two years following Associate Certified Educator certification.
c. Associate Certified Educator submits materials for an extension to the Area Certification Committee in the area in which certified educator program was received.
d. Status is limited to six years from the date of certification as Associate Certified Supervisor.
B. Supervise independently in one’s own center and return to an accredited member center in the U.S. and supervise one full unit of CPE to present to the Certification Commission for CPE Certified Educator status.
a. Paper extensions for Associate status are required every year after the first two years following Associate Certified Educator certification.
b. Associate Certified Educator submits materials for extension to the Area Certification Committee in the area in which certified educator program was received.
c. Status is limited to six years from the date of certification as Associate Certified Educator.
C. Associate Certified Educators maintain Associate Certified Educator status as long as they supervise in their home country. If the Associate Certified Educator returns to practice in the U.S. at a later date, the certification clock for the ACPE certification process resumes and the Associate status becomes temporary. To return to the ACPE certification process, the Associate Certified Supervisor must document:
a. supervision of CPE in the past three years; and
b. participation in any local CPE association, if one exists.