ACPE provides for international guest supervisors (IGS) to supervise students in ACPE Accredited Member centers in the U.S. for a defined period of time. The guest supervisor is responsible for working out Visa requirements with the hiring center.


1. International Guest Supervisor:

a. meets the minimal requirements for ACPE Associate Supervisor;
b. has a contract with an ACPE accredited member center specifying a clear, time bound length of stay;
c. holds International Guest Member status in ACPE; and
d. seeks consultation with the Regional Certification Committee within the first program unit to assist with understanding of ACPE requirements for accredited programs, current ACPE culture, outcomes, strategic initiatives, etc.

2. Hiring Center:

a. establishes a contract with the IGS for a time limited period, up to one year;
b. reimburses for services at rate commensurate with norm for region in which located;
c. ensures that documentation is submitted to the Certification Commission;
d. ensures that IGS ACPE membership dues are paid (either by the guest supervisor or hiring center); and
e. ACPE supervisor must co-sign all evaluations and submit the student unit reports.


1. International Guest Supervisor:

a. submits required documentation to the Certification Commission for review; and
b. upon approval, becomes an International Guest Supervisor Member and pays required fee to ACPE.

2. Hiring center:

a. establishes a written contract with the IGS; and
b. ACPE supervisor co-signs student evaluations and submits student unit reports.

3. Certification Commission:

a. reviews and approves or rejects International Guest Supervisor status; and
b. if status is approved, assigns an ACPE supervisor as mentor.

4. Regional Certification Committee meets with the International Guest Supervisor within first program unit to assist the guest supervisor in understanding current ACPE culture, outcomes, strategic initiatives, etc and to engage in mutual learning.

Submit to Certification Commission: