You must complete the practice section of the (8) modules in the General Certification and (1) Department Peer Certification. Peer Advisors receive a certification and obtain the status of certified once they are completed.
The Online Peer Certification consists of the following required modules:
- General Certification - Eight (8) modules in this section guides new Peer Advisors through an overview of a topic, gives them the opportunity to make an exploration of the information and materials and then to practice what they have learned.
- Department Peer Certification - Pick the department you will be working with as a Peer Advisor and complete the certification. Normally you only have to complete one module in this section.
All New Peer Advisors must reach "certified" status by the mandatory Peer Advisor Retreat typically held on the first or second Saturday of Fall semester. Certification is then maintained by regularly attending additional meetings.
Through the completion of this Online Certification Program, new Peer Advisors will be better prepared to match the mission of the program and hit the ground running on day one. It is vital that Peer Advisors be certified, well trained and available to make a positive contribution almost immediately.
To begin, click on the General or Department Peer Certification area on the left that you would like to work on.