The Higher Education Consortium for Student Affairs Certification promotes and advances student affairs and services in higher education by assessing and recognizing individual educators who demonstrate competency in established domains, commit to ongoing learning and professional development, and comply with the code of ethics.
Student Affairs Educator Certification includes seven credentials–the core student affairs educator certification and six specialty area certifications. The core certification serves as an independent credential as well as a required prerequisite for each specialty certification. All credentials were developed by subject matter expert practitioners and graduate faculty appointed by the Certification Consortium partner associations to benefit individual educators, institutions, and the profession.
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Under "Learn more about...," you'll view the following three categories of applications:
- Candidate: These selections are for individuals seeking to apply for the Core and Specialty certifications.
- Certificant: These selections are for current certificant holders seeking to apply continuing education (CE) credit towards their certification maintenance requirements. (Please note that CE credits are accepted only by providers approved by the Consortium. Continuing education providers are welcomed and encouraged to apply to become a CE Provider using the information in the next section.)
- Provider: These selections are for corporate and non-profit organizations seeking to apply with the Consortium to have their educational programs count as CE credit, as well as to submit individual program information if currently recognized as a CE provider.
To view a list of all current certificants, please leave the fields blank and select "Search" under "Certificant Lookup." This section also allows one to to search for an individual by their certificant name or number.