To become a Certified Educational Planner, you must:
• Hold at least a Masters degree in a relevant educational field;
• Submit five professional references who can attest to your experience and expertise;
• Take a written assessment that will provide insight into your ability to interpret student needs, including data from relevant testing, and recommend appropriate schools or colleges. The exam is based on case studies in areas that you identify as your own expertise.
The application process includes a thorough census form that reviews education, training, expertise, and professional activities. Individual differences in specialization and competency are fully considered in the evaluation process.
Your application will be reviewed by a committee of Certified Educational Planners. Recertification will be required after a five-year period. You will be asked to submit documentation of sustained professional activities during that time.