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This page describes the director certification process for NASPA members who want to become certified as tournament and club directors for the first time. (Existing directors, please see the Directors page.)
As of June 6, 2009, the implementation of the of the process is at the pilot stage. The new director's test, corresponding to the current Tournament rules and Director’s Manual, is in final review. Two applicants have completed the test by email. The Web Committee is working on the online test and the director database. The Tournament and Club committees are preparing the mentoring guidelines.
Applicants must be NASPA members in good standing.
The test can be taken in two ways:
Upon passing the test, the applicant is granted apprentice director certification, and can codirect tournaments and/or clubs under supervision of a mentor. At the discretion of the mentor, this supervision may take place in person or by telephone. Mentors must be fully certified directors; applicants may suggest their own mentors, or may ask to be assigned one.
When an apprentice's mentor feels that the apprentice is ready to direct tournaments alone, the mentor notifies NASPA, which grants applicant full director status. A "full director" certificate will be sent.