How long does it take to go through
the Endorsement process?
It varies. Some applicants begin and complete the process in two weeks and some may take up to a year or more. The length of time depends on multiple factors, such as - how many requirements are complete before the start of the application, whether or not the applicant has received reflective supervision before beginning the process, how much time and how often the applicant works on the application, how quickly the applicant sends in their transcripts, whether or not the applicant is required to take the exam, etc. You can discuss the timeline with us before beginning the process.
How is the review process conducted?
After you submit and pay the processing fee, two reviewers (currently endorsed at your same category or higher) will look over your application. They will go through your application one after the other to check your competencies and ensure you meet endorsement requirements. They will reach consensus about whether to approve or defer your application or put it on hold. If your application is put on hold, we will reach out to you to let you know of any changes the reviewers recommend for your application. If you are deferred, we will give you a chance to amend or add to your application before re-reviewing it. If you are approved, you will receive a congratulatory e-mail followed by an official certificate and letter in the mail.
Can I have access to my
reference rating forms?
Applicants cannot see the forms themselves, but if you do not waive your right to know their contents and you are deferred for some reason related to the reference ratings, we or your reference(s) will relay the reasons for the deferral to you.
What is an Advisory Review?
Applicants can receive an advisory review to guide them through the Endorsement process. The review will provide you with feedback and support in completing your application and documenting all of the requirements prior to submitting.