Continuation of ACPE Certified Educator status requires continued functioning in a professional manner, as specified in ACPE Standards 411 – 413.
This includes engaging in at least 50 hours of continuing education annually (See 2016 Accreditation Manual, Appendix 6 D) and participating in peer review every five years.
a. When there is compelling evidence that a CPE student(s) is in immediate danger because of the functioning of any person authorized by ACPE to supervise, the Executive Director shall enjoin the person from supervisory practice for 72 hours and initiate the steps outlined in the ACPE policy Emergency Suspension of Credentials (Refer to ACPE 2016 Processing Complaints of Ethics Code Violations)
b. ACPE Certified Educators who have a complaint about unethical or felonious conduct lodged against them in a civil, criminal, ecclesiastical, employment, or another professional organization’s forum must immediately notify the ACPE Executive Director. The issue will be handled as specified in the ACPE Accountability for Ethical Conduct Policy Form (Appendix 1).
c. A Certified Educator who has not engaged in supervision for three years, and has not had a consultation within 4 years with the Area Certification Committee, will be listed as inactive and cannot supervise CPE students. Return to active status requires consultation with the Commission or designated area certification subcommittee.
d. A Certified Educator not attached to a center, but fulfilling the requirements of Standard 413 may supervise CPE students in an ACPE accredited center.
e. A retired Certified Educator fulfilling the requirements of Standard 413 may retain active certification status or may request inactive status.
f. Emeritus Supervisor is an honorary status granted by the Board of Representatives. Emeritus Supervisors:
i.must have supervised at least 10 years prior to retirement.
ii. may supervise students in an ACPE accredited center if fulfilling the requirements of Standard 413.