HUMANE EDUCATOR REGISTRY
The Only Registry of Credentialed Humane Educators
BECOMING A CREDENTIALED HUMANE EDUCATOR
Becoming a Certified Humane Education Specialist (CHES) not only shows that you are familiar with humane pedagogy and the most up-to-date curricular strategies, but also qualifies you to become part of an elite group of humane education leaders and the Humane Educator Registry. Credential holders are considered subject-matter experts and have the skills to lead, develop programs, and support others in learning best practices for reaching all ages through education and outreach programs.
Holding a professional credential not only helps individuals demonstrate competency, and shows commitment to the profession, it provides organizations with an effective way to evaluate whether a current, or prospective, employee or volunteer possesses the skills and knowledge required for successful performance of their job duties.
RENEWING YOUR CREDENTIAL
Credential renewal ensures that Certified Humane Education Specialists remain current on best practices by providing ongoing education. Continuing education programs are intended to promote continued competence, development of knowledge and skills, and enhancement of professional skills and judgment beyond initial credentialing. The credentialing renewal process also allows The Academy to support professional humane educators by maintaining a registry of those with the credential and to share this information when contacted by those looking for programs or humane education assistance.
A student who has completed a credentialing program must renew every three years in order for the credential to remain active and to maintain his or her name on the registry. Renewals are due in January of the third year that an individual’s credential is active. With each renewal a student will receive an updated certificate showing credential dates and a certificate good for registration in any APL continuing education course (up to $200). Please send your registry renewal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renewal fees and policies
An individual who holds a three-year credential that is still in effect must submit a request before January 1 of the year the credential expires. For example, an individual who earned his or her CHES credential in April 2017 would need to submit a renewal application by January 1, 2020. From that point forward, all renewals would be due by January of the third year. In the case above, the next renewal application would be due by January 1, 2023. The fee for renewal of an active credential is $75, and the individual must submit the renewal application to the APL Registrar with a check or credit card information. Upon receipt of the certification renewal, the individual will receive an updated certificate and the continuing education course information.
An individual who holds an expired credential may submit a request upon completion of additional renewal requirements as outlined below:
If the individual’s credential has been expired for less than one year, the renewal fee will be $125. The student must send in the renewal application with a check or credit card information.
If the individual’s credential has been expired for more than one year, the standard renewal fee of $75 applies, and the individual must take any APL course in the humane education category (with the exception of HE 001: History of Humane Education), earn a score of 70% or above and submit the renewal application with a check or credit card information.
In both cases, upon receipt of the certification renewal, the individual will receive an updated certificate and the continuing education course information. Renewal application