Certified Appreciative Adviser

The Office of Appreciative Education offers a lifetime professional certification rating for academic advisers and other educators. Certified Appreciative Advisers are committed to a standard of excellence in the field of advising and optimizing their students’ educational experiences.

Benefits of Certification

  • Expand your knowledge and skills
  • Receive feedback on your advising practice from a student/colleague and supervisor through completion of your application
  • Advance your professional qualification and credibility
  • Provide your students with the best possible advising experience
  • Demonstrate your commitment to an Appreciative mindset in your practice
  • Connects you with a global network of like-minded colleagues
  • Distinguish yourself in a competitive job market by enhancing your resume/CV with this point of distinction
  • Potentially improve job market prospects as many institutions use the Appreciative Advising Framework and like to hire Appreciative Advisers

“Beyond being equipped with a solid foundation for professional behavior and excellence in our discipline, becoming a certified Appreciative Advisor places one in amazing company of like-minded professionals who are relentless in their pursuit to make a positive impact on student, self and institution.”

-Angel Nevin, Certified Appreciative Adviser

Certification Packet

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Certified Appreciative Adviser! A candidate for the Appreciative Adviser Certification must submit a completed Application packet via email to the Office of Appreciative Education at oae@fau.edu. Please make sure you download the PDF before trying to complete.

  • Completed Application packet with payment (unless a bundle package has been purchased)
  • Successful completion of the Appreciative Advising Institute or the Appreciative Advising Online Course within the past two years (please include a copy of your completion certificate).
  • Three completed 3-page Appreciative Advising Skills Rubrics (self, colleague or student, supervisor)
  • One Letter of Recommendation from Your Supervisor
  • Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Appreciative Advising Theory Statement
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