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
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Certified Appreciative Adviser! A candidate for the Appreciative Adviser Certification must submit a completed Application Packet (click here) to the Office of Appreciative Education via email to Smita Patel at patels@FAU.EDU. Please make sure you download the PDF before trying to complete. There is a Frequently Asked Question section included in the Application Packet.
- 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