You must have earned a Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution (verified with
Your cumulative GPA (or junior/senior year) must be a minimum of 2.75. You will verify this with
your transcript(s). For the application, you can submit unofficial transcripts. If accepted into CC’s
program, you will submit an official transcript(s) prior to starting.
You must pass a Criminal History Record Check check (no older than 3 months) or submit a copy of
your current ND’s Educator Professional License (expired license can’t be accepted). Regarding the
background check, do this right away as the process can take a while. Use the following link to request
the Non-Criminal Justice Request for Criminal History Record Information. Be sure to read through the
instructions carefully. https://attorneygeneral.nd.gov/sites/ag/files/documents/CHR-NonCJ-RequestSFN50744.pdf
Attach the receipt of a cleared background check in your application
You need 3 professional letters of recommendation that speak to your experiences or interests in the area
of behavior Please avoid submitting references from friends and family. You will collect these letters
then submit them when you complete the application.
Two essays approximately 2-pages in length each:
• Essay 1: Explain your experiences or interests in working with individuals with
emotional/behavioral needs and what you learned from these experiences. Identify and explain
two professional goals.
• Essay 2: Certification Central’s program is fully online and self-paced with virtual coaching
sessions. Explain how this program is a good fit for you.