The Freestyle Specialist 1, Freestyle Specialist 2, and Freestyle Specialist 3 credentials follow the standards for an assessment-based certificate program.
An assessment-based certificate program is a non-degree granting program that:
- a) Provides instruction and training to aid participants in acquiring specific knowledge, skills, and/or competencies associated with intended learning outcomes;
- b) Evaluates participants’ accomplishment of the intended learning outcomes; and
- c) Awards a certificate only to those participants who meet the performance, proficiency, or passing standard for the assessment(s) (hence the term, “assessment-based certificate program”).