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 spiritual/religious development has been integrated with self-understanding.
c.Theory position papers, including the personal Introduction, preface, and Appendix 9 Readers’ Composite Report of Theory Position Papers on passed papers.
d. A paper using clinical vignettes from the unit presented to describe the supervisory process and illustrate the congruence of theory and practice.
e. Two-page summaries of the supervisory relationship with each student, with emphasis on the Candidate’s supervisory practice.
f. One page summary of the Candidate’s perceived strengths and weaknesses as a pastoral educator.
g. Good quality DVD of an open-agenda group seminar (Interpersonal Relationship [IPR] / Interpersonal Group [IPG] Seminar), and a self-evaluation of the seminar based on the Candidate’s theoretical position. (DVD will not be reviewed if technical quality is not acceptable).
2. Additionally, submit to Presenter only:
a. Final evaluations written by the Candidate and by the students.
b. Brief description (two to three pages) of the program and the center in which conducted.
c. Signed Appendix 5 Consent Forms from all students used in the presentations.
d. Certified Educator Candidate’s and educators’ evaluations in accordance with the following guidelines:
- The most recent one must have been written within six months of the date you submit your materials.
- Also, submit the previous three self-evaluations that you wrote prior to that, for a total of four sets of evaluations (your self-evaluations and your Certified Educator’s evaluation of you).
- You may still elect to write self-evaluations at the end of each Level 1 and Level 2 CPE unit that you supervise.
- You do not need to write or submit a mid-unit self-evaluation for a CPE unit that you may be supervising at the time you submit your materials for Associate.
e. All CPE Program Evaluation Forms (Appendix 4) since Certified Educator Candidacy.
f. Committee Action Reports and Presenter’s Report from Certified Educator Candidacy onward.
g. Documentation of satisfaction of formal requirements.
h. Signed Attestation of Good Standing Form (Appendix 8).
3. Subcommittee/Commission Review
Focus of the subcommittee of the Commission, which is composed of members from within and outside the area where the Candidate is in training, is on the Candidate’s:
a. supervisory competence demonstrated by the ability to plan and implement a program of CPE and effectively assist students in meeting the objectives and expected outcomes of CPE Level I/Level II.
b. conceptual competence demonstrated by the ability to articulate one’s supervisory work with specificity, bringing theoretical perspectives to supervisory events and exemplifying one’s preferred theory through references to supervisory functioning.
c. collegial competence defined as collaborating with colleagues, respecting their dignity, gifts and personhood while honoring one’s own and demonstrated by the capacity and motivation to regularly use peer relationships for consultation, support, clarification, and challenge in practice and development of the art of supervision.
d. pastoral competence defined as the discovery and use of skills necessary for the intensive and extensive practice of ministry.
Subcommittee actions, based on committee members’ professional opinion and experience – one of the following:
a. grant Associate Certified Educator certification.
b. grant Associate Certified Educator certification with recommendations for further professional development (limit two).
c. deny Associate Certified Educator certification.
1. If denied, the Candidate can apply again later. Denial equals an automatic one-year extension unless otherwise stated by the Commission subcommittee.
2. Rewrite of position papers is required only if the Candidate makes a substantive change in the theoretical position. Rewritten papers are to be submitted to an ACPE Theory Position Papers reading team for review and must be approved before seeking Associate Certified Educator status.
d. suspend Certified Educator Candidate status if Certified Educator Candidate-level competencies are clearly unmet and/or students are being harmed. If such action is considered, the chair of the Commission Sub-committee must confer with the National Certification Chair prior to making a decision. If the Certified Educator Candidate’s status is suspended, they are required to request consultation with the Area Certification Committee at the next meeting for potential removal of Candidate status.
The sub-committee of the National Certification Commission will detail the reasons for this action in the Committee Action Report, listing the competency concerns to be addressed and the materials to be included. The Area Certification Committee would then decide whether to revoke the Candidate’s Certified Educator Candidate status or remove the suspension.