RE-CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR MG&A PERFORMANCE-BASED CERTIFICATION

MG&A’s performance-based certification in the areas of Discovery, Job Development and Systematic Instruction is valid for three years. If a person wishes to pursue re-certification in any or all of the three areas, we require a re-certification fee of $150.00 per area. The new certificate will be valid for an additional three years. It is not required for a person who wishes to re-certify in any of the performance-based certification areas to attend another Gateway training.

There is a major distinction between the original performance-based certification process and the re-certification process. The original certification process involved mentoring with the mentor editing required materials. The re-certification process does not involve a mentoring component. Rather, the person pursing re-certification self selects their own documents that meet MG&A requirements, including the Universal Essential Elements of Customized Employment, to submit to an MG&A reviewer. The purpose of the re-certification process is to verify the person continues to meet MG&A standards in the specific area of re-certification.

MG&A maintains a listing of re-certification timelines and emails each person a year prior to the expiration date of their MG&A performance-based certification. Unfortunately, email addresses may change between the time of the original certification and the MG&A email notification of re-certification renewal time. Please feel free to contact us to confirm your expiration date and/or to update your email address.

Complete the re-certification application by clicking on the link below. MG&A will invoice you or your agency for the re-certification fee. MG&A will email you the specific requirements within two weeks after you register.

Discovery Re-certification Requirements:

Submit the following documents via email to Teresa Callahan at teresacallahan1@gmail.com at least four months prior to your certificate’s expiration date. Please note that the documents must be for the same job seeker.

  1. Parts I, II, and III of a Profile that have been completed in the last year on a job seeker with a significant impact of disability. Make sure to select a profile that you think represents your best work.

  2. A Customized Plan for Employment for the job seeker.

  3. A Visual Resume for the job seeker.

  4. The Chart of Universal Essential Elements of Discovery with location of evidence noted. This chart will be sent to you once you register for re-certification.

  5. Respond to five questions that will be on the re-certification form.

Job Development Requirements:

Submit the following documents via email to Melinda Mast at m.mast6101@gmail.com. at least four months prior to your certificate’s expiration date.

  1. Select three individuals you have placed into customized employment during the last three years and submit the following for each:

    a. The Customized Plan for Employment (CPE)

    b. The Visual Resume

    c. The Needs/Benefits Analysis

    d. Customized Job Description

  2. The Chart of Universal Essential Elements of Job Development with your rating of your process; This chart will be sent to you once you register for re-certification.

  3. Respond to two questions that will be on the re-certification form.

    If you have difficulty selecting three individuals, please contact Melinda Mast at her email address to negotiate this requirement.

Systematic Instruction Requirements TBA

Please click on the link below to begin the re-certification process.