There are three methods of entry into the Professional Registry.
Method 1: Hold a master’s degree or above in related field; have two years full-time experience or one year full-time professional experience & CRSS
Method 2: Hold a bachelor’s degree in related field; have three years full-time experience or two years full-time professional experience & CRSS; completed 2.0 CEUs w/ representation in all eight of the core competencies
Method 3: Have no degree in related field; have four years full-time professional experience; completed 4.0 CEUs with representation in all eight core knowledge areas
Renewal applications may, but the initial application may not include Professional Involvement Credits (PIC).
The permissible timeframe to obtain required number of CEUs for initial application is three years. Where CEUs are required, no less than one-third of CEUs must be obtained from NIRSA-provided educational opportunities.