Learning Center Certification &
Learning Center of Excellence Designation
All applicants for Learning Center Certification and Learning Center of Excellence Designation must complete the application form according to the directions in each subsection. The certification description and checklist are designed to assist in identifying the appropriate evidence to include to meet the criteria.
A review committee of at least 3 members from the NCLCA Past President's Council, current Executive Board, or LCE recipients will review the applications for consideration. Criteria come from the standards outlined in the table of guidelines and each application is rated according to meeting and/or exceeding the standards. Applicants may be asked to submit additional information at the request of the evaluators to further explain or enhance their application.
After an application is reviewed, the review committee will provide feedback and suggestions based on each application to encourage each center to continue to strive for excellence.
how to apply
PLEASE NOTE: Upon receipt, all Learning Center of Excellence Certification applications become the property of NCLCA. NCLCA will not return documents to applicants for any purpose, nor will it photocopy original documents for applicants. Prior to submission, applicants are responsible to make and retain photocopies of all submitted materials for future reference. Fees must be paid at time of application.
Deadlines, Fee Structure & Timeline
Deadlines for submissions to be reviewed:Initial Application
LCE applications are now being accepted throughout the year, but an intent to apply should be submitted at least 2 months before submitting. Results from applications submitted after August 1st will not be available for recognition at the annual fall conference.
Fees and designation duration
Payments can be made online via NCLCA's online store, hosted by Square
If you have any questions about the LCE Certification, please contact Laura Sanders firstname.lastname@example.org | 219-464-5210