Recertification

Special Notice:

Our certification process has been suspended until college administration assesses recent changes within the college that impact the DEEP™ program. Clients who were previously trained may continue to facilitate workshops after their certification expires if they are providing the training under a current DEEP™ license.

The Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center has suspended issuing DEEP certification (and re-certification) and collecting fees (payments). This is not impeding current facilitation of DEEP™ workshops by trained and trained and certified staff if their DEEP license is in good standing.

DEEP™ Recertification Process

DEEP™ trainers are first certified after a successful training for an initial 3 year period.

At the end of the initial 3 year certification period, DEEP™ trainers and/or their leadership will need to complete and return a Recertification Application, Recertification Attachment A and fee(s).

At the end of the initial 3 year certification period, DEEP™ trainers will need to renew their certification if they wish to continue teaching DEEP™. They can renew for 1, 2 or 3 years.

To be recertified without attending a second DEEP™ workshop, Certified Senior Trainers, Certified Lead Trainers, and Certified Peer Educators must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. CERTIFIED SENIOR TRAINERS: Must conduct at least two (2) workshops for Lead Trainer candidates and one (1) workshop for Peer Educator candidates over three years and submit a request for recertification along with the appropriate fee. At least one of these workshops must occur in the last twelve (12) months before applying for re-certification.
  2. CERTIFIED LEAD TRAINERS: Must serve as the primary or co-facilitator in at least four (4) Peer Educator workshops in the three (3) year certification period. At least one (1) of those workshops must occur in the last twelve (12) months before applying for re-certification.
  3. CERTIFIED PEER EDUCATORS: Must serve as the primary or co-facilitator in at least five (5) DEEPTM workshops or facilitate workshops for a total of 50 patients in the three (3) years following certification. At least one of these workshops must occur in the last twelve (12) months before applying for re-certification. Certified Peer Educators or the organizations which employ them (or with which they are affiliated) must submit lists of entities for which they conducted workshops, number of attendees, and dates of the workshops along with a request for recertification and the appropriate fee. These lists may be submitted quarterly, semi-annually, annually, or at the end of the three (3) year period.

Certified Senior Trainers, Certified Lead Trainers and Certified Peer Educators may be re-certified for 1 year; 2 year; or 3 years. The fees for re-certification are listed below. If there is a change in the re-certification fee structure, organizations will be notified at least 4 months before the changes take effect.

The applicable Initial 3 year Certification Fees are as follows:

Trainer Level                          3-Year Certification Fee

Senior Trainer                                $1,200.00

Lead Trainer                                   $900.00

Peer Educator                                 $75.00

The applicable Recertification Fees are as follows:

Time Period    Senior Trainer        Lead Trainer             Peer Educator

1 Year                   $400                           $300                               $25

2 Years                 $800                           $600                               $50

3 Years                 $1,200                        $900                               $75

 

Contact MLHRTPC at mwlatino@uic.edu to complete and return a Senior, Lead or Peer Recertification Application, Recertification Attachment A and fee(s).