Accreditation is optional, available to those wishing to gain a higher level of qualification in SAS program delivery. It ensures that practitioners are skilled in delivering the program in a quality-assured, effective manner and are capable of obtaining results similar to those achieved in published research.
Accredited practitioners will be:
- Recognised as being competent in the delivery of the Secret Agent Society Program.
- Acknowledged on the Social Skills Training Institute website for referral purposes (if desired).
- Able to promote themselves as an accredited provider of the Secret Agent Society Program.
- Eligible for an invitation to become an SAS Regional Advisor with the Social Skills Training Institute. This role involves offering consultative support (face-to-face or telephone) to trained SAS facilitators in your region.
To be eligible to apply for accreditation, practitioners must:
- Submit copies of all completed session checklists (de-identified) from the last SAS program that they delivered.
- Submit copies of all parent satisfaction questionnaires (de-identified) from the last program delivered. Parent satisfaction ratings must average at least 3.5 out of 5, with no ratings falling below 3 out of 5.
There are multiple components to accreditation. To become accredited, practitioners must:
- Meet eligibility requirements.
- Submit a DVD/audiotape of themselves demonstrating two core competencies for program delivery:
|Core Competencies for Program Delivery|
|1||Teaching a new social skill during a child group meeting.|
|2||Managing a process issue during a parent or child group meeting.|
- Submit a self-evaluative checklist for each competency.
- Submit an Accreditation Application Form.
- Pay the £220 GBP (excl VAT) Accreditation Fee.
Practitioners who apply for accreditation will receive a report describing their strengths and areas for improvement in program delivery. Additional information about the accreditation process will be provided at the Practitioner Training Course.