SEVP Makes Available Recertification Webinar

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program sent the following Broadcast Message to SEVIS users on October 11, 2011, to notify SEVIS users about the availability of SEVP's video Webinar entitled "Recertification: A Dialogue from an Institutional Perspective." An accompanying set of slides and a transcript of the webinar are also available.

To: All SEVIS Users
Date: October 11, 2011
Re: Recertification: A Dialogue from an Institutional Perspective
Number: 1110-01


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In November 2010, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) began the process of recertifying schools that accept F and M nonimmigrants. Today SEVP is releasing the latest of its recertification resources to help schools with this process. This new webinar provides a user’s view of the recertification process from the perspective of the institution.


SEVP’s Fayrid Ladha hosts a practical and helpful discussion about recertification with two principal designated school officials, Ravi Shankar from Northwestern University and Jim Hammerschmidt from the University of Illinois at Chicago – two universities that have completed the SEVP recertification process.

In this webinar, the panel discusses how easy recertification can be, its common pitfalls and helpful tips. As a special addition, the end of the webinar has a message from the SEVP robot, as seen at the 2011 NAFSA national conference in Vancouver, Canada.


Recertification webinar:

For questions that this Broadcast Message does not address, contact SEVP at [email protected] or 703-603-3400

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