The guidelines for document submission are provided in the Candidate Submission Matrix. This matrix shows:
Domains, with associated Criteria
Whether the Criteria are Mandatory or Elective
Specific submission requirements for each Criteria
Designated Criteria that may be submitted for additional points awards
Each of the Domains designate a Mandatory Criterion which is graded on a Pass/Fail basis, with no points awarded. Applicants are then awarded points for their submission of additional documents for the designated Electives within each Domain. For each of the Domain’s Electives, applicants must achieve a minimum points award of no less than 100 points, and a maximum of no more than 200 points (for a maximum total of 600 points across the three Domains). Finally, in order to achieve certification, applicants must score a minimum of 540 points (i.e. 90%).
Candidate Submission Matrix: