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After a successful start to our fall certification schedule, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is happy to announce that online registration is now open for our next set of certification sessions!
It is critical that professionals who interact with Illinois students during the financial aid and college application processes are knowledgeable about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and financial aid. This year, ISAC is integrating its professional development opportunities, highly acclaimed by new and seasoned counselors and mentors, into a formalized annual certification series that gives professionals a detailed understanding of financial aid programs and systems. For the first time, ISAC is providing participants session-specific knowledge assessments to measure their comprehension of the financial aid content and trusted resources presented. Session participants that successfully pass each knowledge assessment will receive an official certificate of completion from ISAC via e-mail.
ISAC also awards Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor Continuing Education (CE) credits and Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) to session participants at a rate of one per contact hour. In order to earn these units and/or credits, it is necessary to attend each session in its entirety and complete one Session-Specific Knowledge Assessment, an ISAC and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Evaluation Form, and an ISBE Evidence of Completion at the end of each session.
Below is an overview of the winter sessions that will be offered this year.
Winter sessions will run from 8:30 am to noon.
How to Register
Registration details, including dates and locations, are available online at collegeillinois.org/FinancialAidCertification/ and from the Partner Training area of ISAC's e-Library (which may be accessed via collegeillinois.org/counselor). For your convenience, we will be sending e-Messages with the latest information and updates about this series of year-round sessions. If you have colleagues who are not already e-Messaging subscribers, encourage them to sign up at collegeillinois.org/application/registration/.
Send us your questions via e-mail at ISAC.OutreachTraining@isac.illinois.gov.
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