Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does it take to get certified?
The easy answer is: it depends. To become a Certified Appreciative Advisor, candidates must first fulfill the educational requirements by attending the Appreciative Advising Institute or successfully completing the on-line Appreciative Advising Course. In addition, candidates must complete the other requirements listed in the application packet. Once you have met the education requirements, we anticipate that it will take most people three to four weeks to complete the application process.
How much will certification cost?
The cost of certification is $245. This does not include the course or the Institute.
Do I ever have to renew my certification?
Like all good things, certification does come to an end. We believe that all Appreciative Advisers should demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement. Thus, you have to renew your certification every three years. The renewal criteria are focused heavily on continued professional development.
Do I have to be an academic advisor?
Not necessarily! Appreciative Advising started in Academic Advising, but has quickly spread to other areas in the field of education. If you work with students in an advisory position, we encourage you to read through the application and decide if this certification is right for you!