The first thing to understand is that Accreditation and Certification are two completely different aspects of the ASSMPI. Accreditation simply means that you have reached the required level to become a member of the assmpi through achieving base requirements. Certification is then opened to the accredited individuals. From 2016 Certification will take 3 years to achieve each level - meaning the individual will enter at their appropriate level depending on experience and evaluation. Then each level lasts for one year prior to moving forward. The benefits of becoming a member is tremendous and open to any medium or developing medium who wishes to develop the highest possible ethical standards and professionalism in mediumship. However, one does not have to be a medium to apply for membership of the ASSMPI.
Our accreditation process is very unique and involves various stages including and not limited to; Interviews, Submission of Evidence, Science Research Tests and Examinations. One would first reach the accreditation stage in whatever category suits and then moves forward to certification. Depending on your experience, stage of development and professional history – will determine at which stage in the process you will enter to.
As aforementioned, our processes are wide and varied and a medium who opts to go through the process of certification will have to undergo blind sittings, public testing, written work and sending a portfolio of evidence. The sittings are arranged at mutually convenient times and before any sitting, certain security protocols must be met. The medium will then be tested under scientific conditions with no knowledge of the sitter and only a security protocol activating the sitting.
Furthermore, when you become a certified member, you will have the opportunity to achieve further standards by moving forward in an evidential process. This then will be awarded when certain criteria is fulfilled. There will be many changes to the testing in 2016 as we are adding more levels and standards.