Certification

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.

Certification Process

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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.

Application 

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.