College Reading & Learning Association
"CRLA is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading,
learning assistance, developmental education, and tutorial services at the college/
adult level. Inherently diverse in membership, CRLA's most vital function and its
overall purpose is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, methods, and
information to improve student learning and to facilitate the professional growth
of its members.
Members give practical application to their researchand promote the implemen-
tation of innovative strategies to enhance student learning. In a spirit of
community, members share their own successful experiences with others so
that all may benefit."
APPENDIX: TUTOR TRAINING CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
"Since March 1989, over 600 college and university tutoring programs in the
United States and Canada have received tutor training certification through
CRLA's International Tutor Certification Program (ITCP).
The purpose of this program is two fold. First, it provides recognition and positive
reinforcement for tutors' successful work. Second, the certification process sets
standards for hiring, training, and evaluating tutors.
The National Association for Developmental Education,Commission XVI of the
American College Personnel Association, the American Council of Develop-
mental Education Association, and the National Tutoring Association have
endorsed the certification program.
There are three levels of certification: Regular, Advanced, and Master. Ten hours
of training and 25 hours of experience are required at each level. Institutions
may apply for certification at one, two, or three levels of training. After meeting
the requirements for the initial certification for one year, CRLA offers a
three-year renewal certification that can be followed by a five-year re-
Note: CRLA certifies programs, not individual tutors. CRLA certifies that a
particular tutor training program is qualified to issue CRLA certificates to
To obtain more information, please visit the CRLA websitewww.crla.net
Appendix. College Reading & LearningAssociation: Tutoring Training Handbook.
Ed. Susan Deese-Roberts. Auburn, California: College Reading and Learning
Introduction. College Reading &Learning Association: Tutoring Training Handbook.
Ed.Susan Deese-Roberts. Auburn, California: College Reading and Learning