Personal Initiative

Welcome to the Personal Initiative Domain!  Personal initiative identifies the individual ambition and motivation to succeed at something.  No one can be forced to be an expert.  Without exception, all experts achieved their expertise with at least some self-study.  Expertise cannot be wholly taught or wholly learned but rather requires both experience and formal training.  Personal initiative is the impetus that integrates both.  It makes experience meaningful and knowledge practical.  It stands to reason then, that competence will require individual effort and so this domain is focused on critical tasks such as making valid assessments and reporting them in a coherent manner.

There are six criteria in the Personal Initiative Domain, one of which is mandatory.  You must achieve at least 100 points in this domain, including the preparation and presentation of a written after-action review.  You may attain additional points by completing elective criteria, some of which may be repeated for additional points.  Review the worksheets in the Personal Initiative Domain for a detailed explanation for how points are awarded, as well as information on grading, validation, repeatability and other information that will be used to assess the amount of points awarded.  The worksheets may be examined online or downloaded for your convenience.

When uploading documents for accreditation, you MUST provide the document in either PDF or MS Word format and use the following naming format:  (your tracking number), followed by (the criterion ID).  If you are uploading additional documents for the same criterion, use a hyphen and letter.  See example below:

A candidate has completed an after action review and is uploading it for accreditation.  The candidate first scans the hardcopy to a PDF format and labels it with their tracking number, followed by the domain criterion ID.  Example:  CA3697, P-5

When additional documents are added, a letter is appended to the domain criterion ID, proceeding alphabetically for each additional document. Example:  [CA3697, P-5],    [CA3697, P-5A],    [CA3697, P-5B] 1st Document   2nd Document and so forth.

The document is then uploaded from this site where it will be stored in a repository until sufficient points have been accrued to merit an examination by the Board of Certification.

P-1Mandatory P-2Elective P-3Elective P-4Elective P-5Elective P-6Elective


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