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Application for NPtP Recertification
Instructional Video: Recertification Overview View
According to all standard practices for certification programs, periodic recertification is required to assure continued competence in the knowledge and skills represented by the certification itself. Starting in July 2012, the ROMA National Peer to Peer Training and Certification Project instituted a tri-annual recertification requirement for Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers to remain active in the training network.
2018 was a year of “catch up” for our network We had given an extension of active status to all NCRTs due to the changes being made in the OCS Performance Management Framework that includes ROMA and many other elements that are important to ROMA as well. Changes were not completed until the fall of 2017, with the official adoption of the National Community Action Theory of Change.
All NCRTs originally certified or recertified as of December 2015 were given opportunity to engage in the recertification process during 2018.
WITHOUT RECERTFICATION, NCRTS WILL BECOME INACTIVE.
Now those NCRTs who were originally certified or recertified longer than three years ago, will no longer be considered “active” as of January 1, 2019 and will not appear in the list of Trainers on this site.
NCRTs originally certified after January 2016 are due for recertification three years from this original date. The NCRT has a three month grace period to complete the Recertification Process.
FOR EXAMPLE: Someone originally certified in March of 2016 will be due for recertification between March and June of 2019.
Recertification can be done earlier as the individual has time to attend to the process. So in the example above, the NCRT could submit recertification in February of 2019.
Check the My Info tab to find your certification and recertification information. Note: if you are inactive you will not have access to log into the My Info tab. If you cannot log in, please use the Contact Us tab and we will begin a dialogue with you about returning to active status.
NOTE: NCRIs (Implementers) will have a recertification process starting January of 2020. This means that anyone certified in the 2016 Pilot year will be given an additional year in the first recertification process. No NCRI will be required to recertify prior to January of 2020.
The Recertification Process includes four separate parts:
You will assert that you have met the on-going requirements to remain active. They are that you have conducted the Introduction to ROMA training and that you have attended the ICEP.
First, it is important for NCRTs to be actively conducting trainings – you are being certified as a "Trainer" after all. The requirement is that each NCRT will conduct at least one full Introduction to ROMA training each year (this applies to every year that you are an active NCRT), and that you have provided a report of your training activities to the national office via the Traing Schedule tab on the left.
Because we want you to be conscious and deliberate about being an NCRT, you will also submit a brief plan (just a few sentences will be sufficient) about how you will schedule trainings in the coming years.
Second, it is important that you are connected with others in the ROMA training network and that you are provided with current information and resources to assure your on-going competence as a ROMA Professional. To that end you are to attend the In-service Continuing Education Program (ICEP) at least once in each recertification period. You will be asked for the date of the ICEP you attended or plan to attend. See ICEP tab for information on the upcoming session.
You are expected to understand and incorporate the changes in the Introduction to ROMA curriculum related to the new National Theory of Change, the new National Goals, and three new activities (one in module 2 part 1, one in module 3 part 1 and one in module 3 part 2). This will involve going to the Network Login tab, downloading the supplements and reviewing them prior to putting them into practice at your next Intro to ROMA training. These new materials are an official part of the standard delivery of the Introduction to ROMA curriculum.
You are expected to become familiar with the additional curriculum modules which focus on local Theory of Change, community level work and data collection and analysis. You will view short webinars on these topics which are posted on the Community Action Partnership web site. You are encouraged to download the workshop power points and facilitator guides.
Going forward, you will be asked to include your use of these new modules when you report your trainings .
Part Four – Submission of Logic Model
To demonstrate your continuing competence with the development of a FAMILY LEVEL LOGIC MODEL, you will be asked to produce all of the columns of the logic model using a real program (either that your agency provides, or if you are at the state/regional/national level an actual program with which you are familiar) and real numbers. Use a program for which you have the data needed to complete all of the logic model columns (not a program that is currently in progress for which you do not have "actual" data elements). You will then be asked to use the elements of the projected indicator and the actual indicator to identify the percent that represents the agency's ability to target achievement of outcomes. Finally you will be asked to provide a brief analysis of what you see presented in the logic model.
Click here to start the recertification process. You must be in active status to log into the recertification portal.
When you log in, you will be asked to download the acknowledgement of commitment and the invoice for the recertification fee. Print these two documents, referring the invoice to the appropriate fiscal process.
The invoice will use the date you started your application for recertification.
Please sign the acknowledgement (including supervisory signature as appropriate) and include it with your payment of the recertification fee. This will help to assure proper credit and a complete record for you.