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CERP Program Partnering Opportunities

The CERP program is always actively seeking ways to collaborate with other organizations to share information, facilitate learning, help academic institutions evaluate degree program requirements, and maximize value to our CERPs and to SER members.

SER is pleased to offer two partnering opportunities with academic institutions: 

1)  Program Alignment Review ($500 annually)

  • Valid for1 year
  • Includes:
    • SER staff will compare the degree program to CERPIT requirements
    • Degree program will be highlighted on the SER academic institutions webpage
  • Benefits:
    • Assurance that your graduates would be qualified for CERPIT
    • Cross-promotion

2)  Program Alignment and Emergent Professional MOU  ($5,000 initial, $1500 annual)

  • Valid for 5 years
  • Includes:
    • SER staff will compare the degree program to CERPIT requirements.
    • Degree program will be highlighted on the SER academic institutions webpage.
    • Logo placement on SER partners webpage
    • SER emerging professional membership for up to 40 qualified students/graduates
    • Initial CERPIT application fee for up to 40 qualified students/graduates
  • Benefits:
    • Assurance that your graduates would be qualified for CERPIT
    • Clear pathway for recent graduates and student association members to maintain SER membership
    • Graduates will likely be certified as CERPITs
    • Cross-promotion

Apply for Pre-Approval Now: Organizations/Sponsors seeking pre-approval can fill out the form here.

Benefits: Pre-approval benefits both the program sponsors and the attendees. Pre-approved offerings provide course attendees with assurance that the offering will receive a pre-determined number of credits. In addition, pre-approval enables program sponsors to offer additional benefits to potential attendees. Requests for pre-approval of eligible activities may be made by educational institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, or individuals.

Applications: Courses, conferences, workshops, symposia, and other events may be pre-approved for CECs by completing the application form.  Required information includes:

  • Sponsor and instructor names(s) and resumes
  • A course syllabus or supporting information that includes educational objectives
  • Planned offering dates(s)
  • Contact information required for registration.

Pre-approval for a period of two years may be requested for recurring courses. Currently, there is no application fee for CEC pre-approval.

Reviews: Submitted applications are reviewed by the Certification Program Coordinator and the SER Continuing Education Committee and applicants are notified of the result no later than 6 weeks after application. Successful applications are added to the Continuing Education calendar on the SER website.

Approved Courses: Sponsors who receive pre-approval must adhere to the following general procedures:

  • Confirmation of Completion: Attendance and completion of all activity requirements must be confirmed/validated by the sponsor in order for assignment of CECs. Sponsors must provide a Confirmation of Completion form or similar documentation to each participant who successfully completes the activity within 30 days of course completion. The confirmation should include the approval code provided by SER certification program. A sample Confirmation of Completion of Pre-approved Training or Activity form can be requested upon approval. It is the responsibility of the certificant to upload their Confirmation of Completion to the online certification management system before his/her certification renewal.
  • Record Maintenance: The sponsor must provide attendance records, grades (if assigned), and confirmation of completions for all participants (electronic or hard copy) to SER and/or maintained by the provider for at least 6 years.
  • Marketing and Use of the SER Certification Program Logo: Providers with pre-approved trainings may market their course as being eligible for SER Continuing Education credits related to the SER certification program. The SER certification program logo can be requested upon approval of the course/activity; however its use is strictly limited to the promotion of pre-approved Continuing Education offerings.
  • Monitoring/Termination: SER may verify the quality of offerings that are pre-approved. Therefore, SER reserves the right to monitor pre-approved training and instruction.SER may provide warning and/or terminate pre-approval if evidence is found that providers are not meeting SER educational criteria and commitments to follow SER guidelines and the SER Code of Ethics. Terminations may be appealed to the Review and Appeals Committee within 30 days of notification. The majority decision of the Committee will be final.

Apply for Pre-Approval Now: Organizations/Sponsors seeking pre-approval can fill out the form here.

The CERP program is actively seeking archived restoration-related webinars to expand our offerings for CERPs and CERPITs. If you or your organization have archived webinars, please contact us about offering continuing education credits.  Once webinars are pre-approved they are linked from our CEC pre-approval webpage.

If you are interested in other CERP program partnering opportunities, please contact us at certification@ser.org

SER formally partners with like-minded organizations to promote restoration across disciplines and around the world. Through these partnerships, SER provides webinars, policy documents, formal events, and other resources to improve and strengthen restoration programs.

We also have amazing corporate sponsors who help us fulfill SER's mission.  Find out more about how to become a corporate sponsor.

 

 

 

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