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Tester & Rater Certification Appeals Process

IJͼ is committed to a transparent certification process. While not all individuals who apply for certification achieve it, IJͼ’s Quality Assurance convenes an Appeals Committee on a quarterly basis to reconsider certification decisions. Candidates for an appeal must meet the following criteria:

  • Certification materials were evaluated inaccurately and/or
  • There were extenuating circumstances that did not allow for a fair assessment of a candidate’s testing/rating performance

Process

When IJͼ’s Certification Program receives a request to appeal a certification or recertification decision, an IJͼ Certification Appeals Committee is formed to consider the request. The committee is made up of IJͼ staff, master testers, and certified IJͼ workshop facilitators.

The Committee will re-examine materials that were submitted for certification and may review the process through which certification occurred. To be successful, the appeal must demonstrate that certification materials were evaluated inaccurately and/or that there were extenuating circumstances that did not allow for a fair assessment of a candidate’s testing/rating performance.

The IJͼ Certification Appeals Committee will not review any other material except for what was originally submitted in addition to the materials outlined below.


Steps for Appealing

Appeals Process Results

  • The IJͼ Certification Appeals Committee can recommend full certification, limited certification, recertification, or they may not recommend certification.
  • The IJͼ Certification Appeals Committee may also suggest continuation of the certification process by recommending additional rounds of testing/rating.
  • IJͼ does not facilitate an appeal process for LTI employment of Testers and Raters. The above applies only to the IJͼ certification Process.
  • All decisions by the Appeals Committee are final.