Certified Appreciative Adviser

The Office of Appreciative Education offers a lifetime professional certification for academic advisers and other educators. Certified Appreciative Advisers are committed to optimizing their students’ educational experiences through the application of the Appreciative Education framework.

digital badge through Accredible Certified Appreciative Advisers will receive a digital badge through Accredible. We encourage you to display the digital badge on your LinkedIn, social media accounts and signature block. If you are a Certified Appreciative Adviser and did not receive your digital badge, please email oae@fau.edu.

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 (please see specific questions to answer on pg. 4 of application packet)
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