When ACTFL’s Certification Program receives a request to appeal a certification or recertification decision, an ACTFL Certification Appeals Committee is formed to consider the request. The committee is made up of ACTFL staff, master testers, and certified ACTFL workshop facilitators.
The Committee will re-examine materials that were submitted for certification and may review the process through which certification occurred. To be successful, the appeal must demonstrate that certification materials were evaluated inaccurately and/or that there were extenuating circumstances that did not allow for a fair assessment of a candidate’s testing/rating performance.
The ACTFL Certification Appeals Committee will not review any other material except for what was originally submitted in addition to the materials outlined below.