Settlement practitioner certification is based on a balanced assessment of an applicant’s knowledge, skills and training. Practitioners are certified as Level 2 or Level 3, recognizing respective competency levels and experience in the field.
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Guidelines for Certification
Settlement Practitioners who meet the following requirements outlined below are eligible for Level 2, Level 3, or Mentor certification.
|Section||Level 2 Practitioner||Level 3 Practitioner||Mentor|
|Section I Functions||Self-evaluation of 3-5 in 16 of 23 CORE functions||Self-evaluation of 4-5 in 18 of 23 CORE functions. Rating of 3-5 in all of the competencies in at least one of the OPTIONAL function areas||Self-evaluation of 4-5 in all 23 CORE functions. Rating of 3-5 in all of the competencies in at least one of the OPTIONAL function areas|
|Section II Experience||Minimum 24 months full time experience in settlement sector in Canada within previous 5 years||Minimum 5 years full time experience in settlement sector in Canada||Minimum 7 years full time experience in Canada|
|Section III Education and Training||Minimum of 100 hours of training related to competencies||Minimum of 200 hours of training related to competencies||Minimum of 200 hours of training related to competencies|
|Section IV Foundational Knowledge and Skills||Demonstration of training for 60/90 competencies in CORE areas. Of these, a self-evaluation rating of 3-5 for at least 30 CORE competencies||Demonstration of training for 70/90 competencies in CORE areas. A self-evaluation rating of 4-5 for at least 60 CORE competencies.
A self-evaluation of 4-5 in 10/20 OPTIONAL competencies
|Demonstration of training for 70/90 competencies in CORE areas.A self-evaluation rating of 5 for at least 60 CORE competencies. A self-evaluation of 5 in 10/20 OPTIONAL competencies|
|Section V Leadership Examples||Only required for Mentor application||FIVE examples of leadership roles related to the competencies within the 7 years experience in the settlement sector in Canada.|
Download the AAISA Certification Application, fill it out, and submit it before the deadline. All applications must be received on or before 4:00 PM MST on the date listed.
- May 26, 2017
- August 25, 2017
- January 25, 2018
Please note: AAISA recognizes training from several institutions for the purpose of Settlement Practitioner certification. Candidates with prior training fall into the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) category. Please download the Additional AAISA Training document to learn more. Contact us with any suggestions or additions to the training list.