Peer mentors are integral to the success for orientation and support programs for first-year students and students in transition. The range of services provided by peer mentors on college campuses is broad, and CRLA members and leaders sought to establish criteria for excellence in mentor training of many kinds. In 1998 the CRLA Board endorsed new standards and guidelines for mentor training programs, creating what is now referred to as International Mentor Training Program Certification. Three levels of certification has been established. Level 1 - Certified Mentor; Level 2 - Advanced Certified Mentor; Level 3 - Master Certified Mentor.
Students who achieve a Level 3 Master Certifcation at Austin Peay State University will have achieved 30 hours of training and 100 hours of mentoring experience with new students. Master level mentors are an elite group of our Peer Leaders that have gone above and beyond to support all students in succeeding at APSU. APSU values the Peer Leaders as connections to the university for new students and academic success mentors for all students.To view these students click here: https://apsu.meritpages.com/achievements/Master-Certified-Mentor-Level-3/101034