Mark Cruver of Capstone Educational Consultants in Fayetteville, GA is part of a growing group of educational consultants and school counselors in the nation to earn the designation of Certified Educational Planner (CEP).
“We are proud to have Mark Cruver receive this certification,” said Judy Bass, Chair of the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (AICEP). “We believe this certification sets the standard for professional college counselors not only in knowledge and experience, but in ongoing professional development. There is no higher mark of distinction in the profession,” she noted.
Capstone Educational Consultants is a growing practice serving the greater metro-Atlanta area and beyond, providing excellent service through professional expertise to college-bound students and their families in the college selection, admissions and financial aid process. “[Capstone] is an excellent choice when your loved ones are facing the important college decision,” said Blueprint Automations and Robotics’ former president, Peter Schneider. Mark Cruver’s consulting practice is an active member of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. More information can be found by visiting www.capstoneeducationalconsultants.com.
The profession of college counseling is growing in importance and recognition, as the need for a post-secondary education increases in today’s society.
Certification is granted to those consultants and counselors who meet stringent application requirements including a Master’s degree, specialized training, significant professional experience, and involvement in professional activities and organizations. Mark Cruver had to pass a board certified examination which covered both institutional and professional knowledge; provided a list of professional references; and signed a pledge to adhere to stringent ethical practices.
CEP’s are recertified every five years on the basis of college visits, continuing education hours and other professional endeavors. All applicants are reviewed by their peers.
“The group of certified educational consultants and counselors is a remarkable one,” noted Bass. “Never before in the profession of educational consulting have persons been asked to demonstrate such a high level of professional knowledge and experience,” she concluded.
The CEP Program began in 1994 under the sponsorship of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), an association representing full-time experienced professionals in private practice in the field of college guidance and school/educational program placements. “The CEP designation assures families that they are working with a qualified professional who is committed to maintaining the highest quality of service to their students,” said Mark Skarlow, Executive Director of IECA.
Information on the CEP program is available through the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners, 617 W. Montecito Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024, www.aicep.org.