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Open Access Certifications

Certifications are awarded in each of the three content areas: UDL, AT, and AAC. There are two levels of certification. The first is for service providers, which requires them to demonstrate mastery of best practices supporting students utilizing AT or AAC to access their educational program. The second level of certification is a training certification for the Regional Implementation Leads, where they demonstrate mastery of the program content, delivery, and coaching support to service providers. 

 

AT Implementer Badge

The Assistive Technology Implementer certification is available to participants who complete the Accessible Curriculum for All training and complete a coaching cycle to complete an AT Consideration Process.

AT Specialist Badge

The Assistive Technology Specialist certification is available to  Regional Implementation Leads who obtain the Accessible Curriculum for All Certified Trainer badge and complete a coaching cycle to plan, facilitate and document a team-based AT Assessment for the educational setting (Student Access Plan). 

ACA Certified Trainer  Badge

The Accessible Curriculum for All Certified Trainer certification is available to Regional Implementation Leads who complete a “we-do” and “you-do” cycle of training with the entire sequence of Accessible Curriculum for All Training (UDL-AT Immersion, Digital Tools & Assistive Technologies, The SAP Process and Quality AT Practices). 

AAC Implementer Badge

The AAC Implementer certification is available to participants who complete the AAC Implementer training and successfully plan and complete two AAC Needs Assessments, conduct and document trials and goal setting, and facilitate an effective "communication Access Plan" with a team.

AAC Specialist Badge

The AAC Specialist certification is available to participants who complete the AAC Specialist training, complete an AAC Needs Assessment for a student with more complex access needs, and complete a funding packet to access outside sources of funding for speech-generating devices.

AAC Foundations Certified Trainer  Badge

The AAC Foundations Certified Trainer certification is available to the Regional Implementation Leads who complete a “we-do” and “you-do” training cycle with the AAC Foundations sequence of training and coaching. 

AAC Implementation Certified Trainer Badge

The AAC Implementation Certified Trainer certification is available to the Regional Implementation Leads who complete a “we-do” and “you-do” training cycle with the AAC Implementation Sequence of training and coaching. 

In the focus area of UDL…

 

Certification is not an option for participants in the UDL Immersion training or onsite training and coaching cycles. Instead, the project is aligned to prepare participants to achieve the credentials and certifications offered by CAST and the UDL Implementation & Research Network (UDL-IRN). For more information on the CAST/UDL-IRN credentials that align with classroom instruction and school-wide implementation of UDL, click here

 

At the completion of the Open Access, UDL Immersion training, participants [district and site administrators, teachers] have the background and knowledge to support obtaining the UDL Associate - Level 1 Credential.

 

At the completion of the Open Access, UDL in Instruction Modules, participants [teachers] have the background and knowledge to support obtaining the UDL Core Foundation - Level 2 Credential

 

At the completion of the Open Access, Building Expert Learning Modules, participants [teachers] have the background and knowledge to support obtaining the UDL Initial Practitioner - Level 3 Credential

 

At the completion of the Open Access, Building UDL at a Site Modules, Site Leaders have started a portfolio to assist them in self-evaluating their site-based implementation using the UDL School Implementation and Certification Criteria. For more information on this tool, click here

UDL Certified Trainer Badge

The UDL Immersion Certified Trainer certification is available to Regional Implementation Leads who complete a “we-do” and “you-do” training cycle with UDL Immersion training.

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