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New Exams for SBL certification for students graduating after May 1, 2014

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Candidates who will graduate from an approved SBL preparation program on or after May 1, 2014, including candidates who apply for certification on or before April 30, 2014 but do not meet all of the requirements for an initial certificate prior to May 1, 2014— will be required to take and pass both the EAS test and the revised SBL assessment.

Students who have taken and passed both parts of the SBL assessment prior to May 1, 2014 but do not pass the SDL assessment in time for February 1, 2014 graduation will have to take the revised SBL assessment and pass the EAS test to meet examination requirements for SBL certification. Because our program is registered to lead to both SBL and SDL certiifcation, student must pass both parts of the SDL assessment in order to graduate from our program. If you do not pass both parts of the SDL assessment before February 1, 2014, you are not eligible for SBL certification under the old examination requirements.

Additional information regarding the Examination Requirements for the SBL certification can be found online at  http://www.highered.nysed.gov/newsitemSBL08122013.html.

Visit the FAQs page section B3 for clarification on this requirement: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/pdf/certexamfaq.pdf.

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