Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program
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Professional Short Course Application

SOCIETY OF WETLAND SCIENTISTS PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM PROFESSIONAL SHORT COURSE APPLICATION FORM
For additional information, please refer to Section 32 of the SWSPCP Standing Rules
Remember that this program is not intended for regular semester or quarter hour courses offered by accredited colleges or universities.

If you have already started a Short Course Application and wish to continue, LOGIN using your temporary password that you received via email.

You must have been approved as a Provider and received your Provider Code before you submit a course application.
You do not have to complete this entire application in one setting. At the bottom of the page you can click on the "Save My Info" button to save any part that you have completed. You will be sent an email with a password so that you can continue this application at a later date.
When you have completed the entire application you must click on the "Submit My Application" button to complete the application.

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Program
Title
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I:Program Codes
A) COURSE INSTRUCTION CATEGORY


B) COURSE TYPE (Category 1000 = Biological; 2000 = Physical; 3000 = Quantitative)
1100 Wetland Plant Taxonomy
1200 Advanced Plant Taxonomy
2100 Wetland Hydrology
2200 General Hydrology
2300 Soil Morphology, Classification and Mapping
2400 Hydric Soil Identification
4100 Wetland Restoration and Creation
4200 Wetland Delineation, Evaluation or Classification
4300 Applied Wetland Ecology and Management
4400 Wetland Creation/Mitigation
4500 Wetland Ecology
5000 Stream Delineation, Assessment and Management
6000 Environmental Law
7000 Federal, State, Provincial or Tribal Regulations and Policy
8000 Wetlands Regulations and Permitting
9000 GIS Mapping and Interpretation
Other
II:PROGRAM PROVIDER
Provider Code:
When you were approved as a provider, you were assigned a unique Provider Code to be used here.
III:COURSE CONTACT
Name:
Address:
City:
State or Province:
ZIP:
Country:
Phone:
FAX:
Email:
IV:INSTRUCTION
List the instructional personnel involved in planning and conducting the program or activity and indicate the approximate proportion of instruction time for each. A resume of up to two pages maximum must be provided for major instructors.
Evaluation Criteria: Qualified instructional personnel are directly involved in determining the program purpose, developing intended learning outcomes, and planning and conducting each session.
Name1: Percentage:
Name2: Percentage:
Name3: Percentage:
Name4: Percentage:
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Resume2: ()
Resume3: ()
Resume4: ()
V:SYLLABUS/TOPICAL OUTLINE
Please include a syllabus or topical outline with time allocations. If the syllabus or topical outline does not include or address the information requirements in Sections VI through XIII, please provide supplemental information addressing those items in Section XIV.

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VI:DATES AND LOCATION OF INITIAL COURSE OFFERING
Beginning Date: MM/DD/YY
Ending Date: MM/DD/YY
Meeting Place:
City, State or Province, Country:
VII:NEEDS IDENTIFICATION
Clearly identify the needs for the planned program/activity for participants, their supervisors, their organization and/or profession. Take into consideration other complementary and competitive courses. Clearly identify the target audience.
Evaluation Criteria: The program is planned in response to the identified needs of the target audience and needs assessment, if applicable, for professionals of a given level in the organization.

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VIII:OBJECTIVES OR LEARNING OUTCOMES
State what new knowledge or skill the participant will be able to use or perform upon completion of the course. List the learning objectives and action items associated with each objective. Learning objectives should be measurable.
Evaluation Criteria: The program or activity has clear and concise written statements of intended learning outcomes. The learning outcomes should specify the determined skills or knowledge that the learner should be able to demonstrate following the continuing education session.

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IX:CONTENT AND METHODOLOGY
Briefly describe the topic(s) to be covered and the instructional methods that will be employed during the activity or program. Active instructional methods are strongly encouraged and should be identified.
Evaluation Criteria: The content and instructional methodologies are consistent with the objectives or learning outcomes, sequenced to facilitate learning and permit opportunities for the learner to participate and receive feedback.

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X:REQUIREMENTS FOR SATISFACTORY COMPLETION
Briefly state the requirements for satisfactory completion of the activity or program.
Evaluation Criteria: Requirements for satisfactory completion are based on the purpose and intended learning outcomes. Participants should be informed of the requirements for satisfactory completion prior to their participation.

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XI:ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING OUTCOMES
Briefly state how individual performance, in relation to the intended learning outcomes, will be assessed.
Evaluation Criteria: Procedures established during program planning are used, when applicable, to measure the achievement of intended learning outcomes specified for the program or activity as they relate to changes in the learner's knowledge and/or skills. Assessment may take diverse forms, such as performance demonstrated under real or simulated conditions; written or oral examination; written reports; completion of a project; self-assessment; or locally or externally- developed standardization examinations.

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XII:PROGRAM EVALUATION
Briefly describe how major aspects (design, content, and operation) of the continuing education session will be evaluated.
Evaluation Criteria: Evaluation refers to the quality of the administration and operation of the course as a whole. Participant surveys can be designed to measure what the participants consider to be the benefits of the session. Please provide copies of course evaluations to the Program Office.

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XIII:CONTACT HOURS
The sixty minute clock hour is used as the contact hour. Breaks and lunch periods are not included. Field trips (less travel and other administrative time) shall be considered contact hours equivalent to one contact hour of classroom instruction. The following are not included when calculating the number of contact hours:
    Time for study, assigned reading, and other similar activities
    Meeting time devoted to the business of committee activities
    Meeting time devoted to announcements, welcoming speeches, or organizational reports
    Time allocated to social activities, breaks, luncheons, receptions, and dinners
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XIV:ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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XV:COURSE DESCRIPTION
This description will be included in the course catalog information and is intended to inform the prospective course attendee about the course content.
XVI:AGREEMENT
I, the undersigned, certify under penalty of law that this application package and all its attachments and information contained herein is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information and misrepresenting true facts. Further, I understand that course pre-approval is voluntary and a privilege, which is subject to termination as described under these rules and can be done with or without cause, but shall not be done for any discrimination purpose related to race, creed or gender.
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XVII:Submitted By
Name:
   Title:
 Email:

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You must have the Provider Code in Sec II, Submitted By Name and Submitted By Email in Section XVI completed before you can do this.

An email will be sent to the Submitted By Email Address with a password to continue completing this application.


When you have completed your application you must submit it for review.

 

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Last Updated 6/19/17