Whether or not you think you're ready, you have already received certification! In your case, your students did the certifying, via their evaluations. That kind of bottom-up certification (attestation) is much more meaningful to me than a top-down system, which is based more on abstractions and the past than on the living, breathing present.
In making decisions, I like to measure what I care about. Bottom-up assessment & certification (flowing from students & clients) measure how effectively I'm helping people enjoy life.
On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 8:16 AM, Bhupinder Gill <bhupindergll@...
I myself really enjoy this approach. I have received evaluations where participants over the last 2 years have indicated that they learned and enjoyed from my teachings and yet, I am not sure that, I "am ready for certification...." or that anyone else would evaluate me for the "formal certification," papers. I am not always enjoying the teachings and attitudes of all the formally certified trainers that I have met as they have not always met my needs. I guess we are just all human at the end of the day....