RENEW Certification

RENEW Facilitator Certification (Voluntary)

Initial Certification Requirements:

  • Certificate of completion of the 3-day RENEW Facilitator Training.
  • Documentation that the RENEW process has been facilitated with three (3) or more youth (validated through maps and RENEW data tracker).
  • Documentation of six (6) hours of supervision and/or coaching.
  • Demonstrates competency in the RENEW model by reaching a fidelity score of 80% or higher in domains 1–4 on the RENEW Integrity Tool (RIT). A RENEW Coach/Trainer will complete the RIT with the Facilitator, including observations of a mapping session and team meeting. The RIT will indicate that the Facilitator has implemented RENEW at least up to transition.
  • Complete this Application for RENEW Facilitator Certification ($30).

Recertification Annual Renewal Requirements:

  • Documentation that the RENEW Process has been facilitated with three (3) or more youth within the previous 12 months.
  • Remains current on all RENEW materials by being active on RENEW Facilitators Learning Portal in Canvas and participates in ongoing professional development.
  • Documentation of six (6) hours of relevant professional development.
  • Completed at least one (1) RENEW Integrity Tool, with observations by a RENEW Trainer or Coach that demonstrates competency with a fidelity score of 80% or higher in each domain, including through transition.
  • Complete this Application for RENEW Facilitator Recertification ($30).

RENEW Coach Certification (Required)

Requirements for Certified RENEW Coaches:

  • Meets the certification requirements of a RENEW Facilitator, including completing the 3-day RENEW Facilitator Training and facilitating RENEW with at least three (3) youth within 12 months. In addition, applicant has participated in and achieved a fidelity score of 80% or higher in all domains on the RENEW Integrity Tool. (Individuals can apply for waivers from this requirement if they have demonstrated competency or have long-term experience with the model, or if there are other agency contexts and circumstances that do not allow the applicant to meet the RENEW Facilitator certification requirements. It is required that the applicant has participated in at least one (1) RENEW mapping session and one (1) team meeting.)
  • Has determined with their supervisor that the applicant has capacity to coach others (time).
  • Certificate of completion of the online RENEW Coaches Training (five modules).
  • Conducted an informational overview about RENEW with an agency or group.
  • Received at least six (6) hours of coaching within the previous 12 months from a Certified RENEW Coach or trainer.
  • Participated in at least two (2) RENEW Community of Practice or NH RENEW Professional Learning Community calls in the previous 12 months. 
  • Collect and share data on RENEW youth outcomes and implementation process with the RENEW IOD team and other stakeholders within your organization.
  • Participated in and achieved a fidelity score or 75% or higher in all domains of the RENEW Coaches Integrity Tool (RCIT).
  • Recommended for coaching certification by a Certified RENEW Coach or trainer.
  • Complete this Application for RENEW Coach Certification ($30).

Recertification Annual Renewal Requirements:

  • Remains current on all RENEW materials by being active on RENEW Coaches Corner Portal in Canvas.
  • Documentation of at least six (6) hours of professional development, such as participating in RENEW-related events or trainings, RENEW Community of Practice meetings, RENEW Coaches training, co-training a RENEW Facilitator training, or graphic facilitation meeting.
  • Continued membership in the National RENEW Community of Practice or NH RENEW Professional Learning Community.
  • Demonstrate competency by achieving a score of 75% or higher on RENEW Coaches Integrity Tool (RCIT) within the previous 12 months. This tool must be reviewed by an IOD RENEW Trainer.
  • Collect and share aggregate data on RENEW youth outcomes and RENEW fidelity tools.
  • Complete this Application for RENEW Coach Recertification ($30).

RENEW Trainer Certification (Required)

Requirements for Certified RENEW Trainers:

  • Meet requirements for a Certified RENEW Coach, unless written exception is granted through the UNH Institute on Disability.
  • Conduct RENEW overview with an agency or group while being observed by a Certified RENEW Trainer.
  • Observe a RENEW Facilitator Training Institute delivered by a certified RENEW Trainer.
  • Co-train with a Certified RENEW Trainer for one complete RENEW Facilitator Training Institute.
  • Deliver a RENEW Facilitator Training Institute while being observed by a Certified RENEW Trainer.
  • Participate in RENEW Trainer's fidelity check by using the RENEW Trainers Fidelity Tool (RTFT) and achieve a fidelity score of 75% or higher on the RENEW Trainers Fidelity Tool.
  • Submit one (1) set of post-training satisfaction survey results from a RENEW Facilitator Training Institute to be reviewed by a Certified RENEW Trainer to determine overall satisfaction of the training participants.
  • Participation in the RENEW Coaches Community of Practice (CoP) or NH RENEW Professional Learning Community at least two (2) times a year, leading at least one (1) RENEW CoP each year.
  • Collect and share data on sites implementing RENEW and Facilitators trained in RENEW.
  • Submit a current signed UNH RENEW User Agreement specifying training agency and training region.
  • Complete this registration and submit a $150 fee.

Evidence required for certification:

  • Date and location of RENEW Overview presentation.
  • Dates of RENEW Facilitator Training Institute observed.
  • Completed Trainer RENEW Integrity Tool (TRIT) with a score of at least 75% in each domain.
  • Dates of co-trained RENEW Facilitator Training Institute and name of Certified RENEW Trainer. Enroll all trainees in the RENEW Facilitators Learning Portal.
  • Dates of RENEW Facilitator Training Institute conducted. Enroll all trainees in the RENEW Facilitators Learning Portal.
  • One (1) complete set of evaluations from a RENEW Facilitator Training Institute.
  • Dates of RENEW Coaches Community of Practice (CoP) Meetings attended and facilitated.
  • Summary of requested data and training surveys provided.
  • Submit a current signed UNH RENEW User Agreement specifying training agency and training region.

RENEW Trainer Recertification (Required every 36 months from previous certification):

  • Conduct RENEW overview with an agency or group within the previous 12 months.
  • In the past 18 months, conducted at least one (1) RENEW Facilitator Training Institute.
  • Receives coaching from UNH IOD RENEW Trainer or internal supervisor at least quarterly to support continued training.
  • Completed Trainer RENEW Integrity Tool (RTFT) with a score of at least 75% in each domain.
  • Submit a current signed UNH RENEW User Agreement specifying training agency and training region.
  • Collect and share data and sites implementing RENEW and Facilitators trained in RENEW.
  • Submit one (1) set of post-training satisfaction survey results from a RENEW Facilitator Training Institute to be reviewed by a Certified RENEW Trainer to determine overall satisfaction of the training participants.
  • Participation in the RENEW Coaches Community of Practice (CoP) or NH RENEW Professional Learning Community at least two (2) times a year, leading at least one (1) RENEW CoP each year.
  • Complete this registration and submit a $150 fee.

Evidence Required for recertification:

  • Date and location of RENEW Overview presentation.
  • Dates and locations of RENEW Facilitator Training Institute(s) conducted. Enroll all trainees in the RENEW Facilitators Learning Portal.
  • One (1) complete set of evaluations from a RENEW Facilitator Training Institute.
  • Evidence of supervision received (email or letter from supervisor).
  • Completed Trainer RENEW Integrity Tool (TRIT) with a score of at least 75% in each domain.  
  • Dates of RENEW Coaches Community of Practice Meetings attended and facilitated.
  • Summary of requested data and training surveys provided.
  • Submit a current signed UNH RENEW User Agreement specifying training agency and training region.

To schedule a RENEW fidelity check using the RENEW Integrity Tool, RENEW Coaches Integrity Tool, and or RENEW Trainers Fidelity tool or to join a RENEW Community of Practice, please contact iod.renew@unh.edu.