SDD Credit Point System

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The SDD Credit Point System documents the many alternative ways by which any practitioner can earn credits for the SDD Certification Scheme. These are described below:


Certification as Candidate SDD co-Facilitator

The basic requirements for anyone who aspires to join the SDD community include participation in SDDPs and studying the theoretical background. Application can be made, and certificate will be issued when at least 6 credits have been earned. Certification status is however fulfilled when at least 10 credits have been accumulated.

Credits can be earned in the following ways:

Process Credits Description
Participate in a regular SDDP Max 4 Regular means an SDDP with all steps implemented. For a shorter, i.e., demonstration SDDP, 1 credit maybe awarded upon recommendation of the Certified SDD Facilitator conducting the SDDP. A maximum of 4 credits can be earned through participation in SDDPs.
Secure a Mentor 1 Any Certified SDD Facilitator has the right to serve as Mentor for both Candidate and Certified co-Facilitators.
Attend an SDD School or equivalent Max 6 Participation in a regular (i.e., at least 3-day long) SDD School awards 2 credits. For apprenticeship with self-study a max of 3 credits can be earned upon recommendation of the Mentor. Up to 6 credits can be earned through SDD School participation or verified self-study.
Serve as Broker to organize an SDDP 1 or 2 The Evaluation Committee decides based on the complexity of the event. Playing an instrumental role towards organizing an SDD School awards 2 credits. A max of 2 credits can be earned through this process.
Attend the Certified Systemic Analyst Professional program Max 6 A student who completes the SDD module of the program (including the exam) earns 2 credits. A max of 4 credits can be earned if a student conducts her/his project on Dialogic Design Science. A past CSAP graduate can apply for 6 credits provided they do not overlap with credits earned for participation in the same program.


A Certified SDD co-Facilitator needs at least 10 additional unit credits, which can be earned in the following ways:


  • Participant in an SDD 1 (max 2)
  • CogniscopeTM Operator 1 (max 2)
  • Co-facilitated SDDs 1 (max 2)
  • Broker 1 (max 2)
  • Member of KMT 1
  • SDD Reports 1 (max 2)
  • Research activities 1 (max 2; depends on recommendations)
  • Scientific publications 1 (max 2; depends on recommendations)

A Certified SDD Facilitator needs at least 10 additional unit credits, which can be earned in the following ways:

  • Participant in an SDD 1 (max 2)
  • Cogniscope Operator 1 (max 2)
  • Co-facilitated SDDs 1 (max 2)
  • Broker 1 (max 2)
  • Member of KMT 1
  • SDD Reports 1 (max 2)
  • Advanced theoretical 3 (earned in 2 or more SDD Schools)
  • Research activities 1 (max 2; depends on recommendations)
  • Scientific publications 1 (max 2; depends on recommendations)


Notes:

  1. The recommendation of the mentor is required for advancement from one level to the next
  2. Certificates are issued upon verification of at least 60% of credits required and payment of the certification fee.
  3. Credits earned are shown on the certificate
  4. Certification is valid provided the yearly membership fee is settled