The CHSE-A® Portfolio is a comprehensive set of documents and resources that are submitted by the applicant. Applicants should be aware that the creation of a portfolio for submission is a time-consuming process and should allow for sufficient time to compile the resources, documents, and other materials required.
The CHSE-A® portfolio consists of five possible sections:
- Professional Information
- Reflective Statements
- Educational Activity
- Media Submission (optional)
- Additional Elements (optional)
The Portfolio Sections (pdf) document has been prepared for applicants as a tool to assist in the specific Sections and structure/design required for the Portfolio. It includes items that should be included and the required Sections that must be included for the portfolio submission to be considered complete.
Standards and Elements
The CHSE-A® certification requires the applicant to demonstrate performance of the Standards and Elements at the advanced level. Download the Standards and Suggested Evidence (pdf) document to review what is expected for each of the Standards. The applicant should understand that the evidence listed is suggested and NOT mandatory. Applicants are evaluated for collective evidence of advanced performance, not whether each box can ticked off as completed and meeting that level of performance.
Resources for Portfolio Development
This website has some particularly useful portfolio development resources. This document (pdf) contains information that is useful in understanding portfolios and portfolio concepts.
Follow these links to view the electronic portfolios of 2 recently certified CHSE-A candidates:
Sample Application #1 Sample Application #2
NOTE: these applications are provided as samples only. As such, they are provided to help the applicant understand what constitutes a successful portfolio and are not meant to prescribe any particular format, web platform, or other design elements.
Questions? Contact the Certification Director