Certification Governing Council Governance Charter
Effective as of November 14, 2016
The American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) Certification Governing Council (CGC) was established in 2016 as a standing committee within APTA. The CGC was established by the APTA Board of Directors (Board) under the authority of Article V, Section 1 of the APTA Bylaws. This Governance Charter defines the structure and authority of the CGC and establishes the guiding principles under which the CGC operates. It is not intended to comprehensively address all possible situations.
In establishing the CGC the Board has empowered and authorized the CGC to function independently regarding the development and administration of the APTA’s Board Certified Polarity Practitioner certification program. The CGC is responsible for BCPP certification program governance and oversight and for developing, evaluating, and maintaining BCPP certification program policies and procedures.
The CGC has sole decision making authority for all BCPP certification program policies regarding certification eligibility requirements; recertification requirements; examination development, administration, and scoring; BCPP certification program grievance and disciplinary policies; and the appointment and oversight of subject matter expert committees.
The purpose of the Certification Governing Council (CGC), as the credentialing division of the APTA, is to
serve the public by establishing and enforcing standards for certification, recertification, and the Code of Professional Conduct and by issuing credentials to individuals who meet these standards.