The requirement for fieldwork verification is that the candidate must have worked with an individual, formally diagnosed with the disability related to the program they are completing, within the previous 2 years**.
Sometimes, a teacher may fall outside of this time frame, or perhaps the students diagnosis was not formal. In such cases, the fieldwork verification remains unapproved until the Program Director reviews the case.
Once reviewed, the Program Director will either:
- Approve the fieldwork verification
- Require the candidate to complete a practicum exercise
**This verification will not show as completed until approved.