can become a Mentor?
Anyone who has successfully completed
the certification process can become a mentor.
Many mentors are individuals who have been involved as a volunteer for
NATMI, though having been a volunteer is not a prerequisite.
do Mentors do?
Mentors help certification applicants,
usually individuals in their local area, by advising them on the proper
presentation of their professional accomplishments in their certification
exhibit. Mentors may also provide
guidance on how to prepare for the certification examination, explaining the
format of the exam and the types of questions asked, as well as which reading
materials and what sections of those materials should be focused upon. Obviously, mentors can’t give applicants the
answers to the test, but they can at least tell them what to expect.
Mentors may meet one-on-one with the
applicant or discuss the process by phone.
NATMI recommends that mentors review an applicant’s certification
exhibit before it is submitted to the Certification Board. This way, the mentor may spot areas of the
exhibit that the applicant has left incomplete, missing or completed
improperly. This provides a means of
pre-screening the exhibit, which saves both the applicant and the Certification
Board the time and effort associated with possible rejection and resubmission
of the exhibit with changes.
are Applicants Assigned to Mentors?
If an applicant already knows a NATMI certified professional personally, that applicant may simply ask their colleague to serve as a mentor. Otherwise, they can search the NATMI database for mentors in their area by clicking the "Mentor Search" menu item on the "Certification" menu in the top navigation bar.
do I become a Mentor?
Simply fill out the form below. You will be added to the NATMI mentor list.