Role of Program Reviewers

Working as a member of a three-person reviewing team, program reviewers are asked to review a program report submitted by an institution, and make a judgment as to whether the program meets standards and qualifies for national recognition. The review process is conducted online and thus requires Internet access and basic technology skills.

Reviewers will:

  • Judge alignment of a program’s assessments and candidate data with the appropriate Specialized Professional Association (SPA) standards

  • Clearly communicate strengths and weaknesses in relation to the standards

  • Make as objective an assessment as possible about the degree to which a given program meets the SPA standards, based on candidate performance evidence.