Accreditation

The Accreditation Program encompasses all programs and is the highest level of achievement and individual distinction within the organization.

The program serves as a roadmap for our members to get the most out of their membership throughout their tenure in SEPA. Members may work towards earning credits throughout the duration of their membership and may apply for the accreditation in the fall or spring.

Criteria

To achieve the accreditation, members must complete all four criteria outlined below before submitting an application.

EDUCATION
Earn 10 credits, equivalent to 10 hours or more of continued education, through the E-Learning Program or the Scholarship Program.

LEADERSHIP
Serve in an active leadership position within the organization for a one-year term.

EXPERIENCE
Complete 20 credits, equivalent to 20 hours or more of event management experience, by volunteering through the Opportunities Program. Ten credits may be earned through the Scholarship Program.

MENTORSHIP
Receive professional mentorship from one or more mentors through the E-Mentor Program.

Benefits

Members who have completed all four criteria of the accreditation and submitted an application, approved by the SEPA Board of Directors, will receive the benefits listed below.

  • Certificate
  • Picture, name and link to LinkedIn profile added indefinitely to the SEPA website
  • Announced in e-mail communication distributed to all student and professionals members nationwide
  • Promoted on national social media accounts
  • Complimentary counseling call with the SEPA Founder & Board Director
  • Letter of recommendation from the SEPA Founder & Board Director

Eligibility

Members are eligible to apply for the accreditation up-to five years after graduation, while still considered a student member of SEPA. For maximum benefit, we recommend applying the semester prior to graduation.

Important Dates

SPRING
April 1, 2017 – Application Open
April 16, 2017 – Application Closes
May 1, 2017 – Recipients announced in May Newsletter

FALL
November 1, 2017 – Application Open
November 19, 2017 – Application Closes
December 1, 2017 – Recipients announced in December Newsletter