Please stay tuned to this page for updates regarding F/M school recertification. Updates will be posted as they become available.

News and Announcements

March 21, 2012
SEVIS Release 6.10, scheduled for implementation on March 30, 2012, will modify recertification functionality to match SEVP's current policy of requiring all updates to Form I-17 to be made before submitting the I-17 for recertification. It will accomplish this by no longer allowing fields to be updated after the school initiates the recertification application in SEVIS. Instead, of having to click through all five pages of the Form I-17 to submit a recertification application, "the PDSO will be presented instructional text that provides guidelines to be followed prior to submission. From this page, the PDSO may submit the current approved Form I-17 for recertification to be adjudicated by the SEVP office."

March 21, 2012
The SEVP Spring 2012 Update Presentation Slides contain several basic recertification pointers, on pages 22-23 of the presentation.

March 19, 2012
SEVP Letter to School Executive or Owner When School Fails to Apply for Recertification  

January 19, 2012
Order a recording of NAFSA's January 17, 2012 Webinar: Navigating the Recertification Process: Keys to Success

November 3, 2011
NAFSA Resource: Non-Campus Instructional Sites And Form I-17  

October 11, 2011
SEVP Makes Available Recertification Webinar  

July 7, 2011
SEVP Recertification Slides from the NAFSA Conference 2011

January 19, 2011
SEVP provided NAFSA with a copy of a Recertification Checklist it provides to schools undergoing the recertification process.

December 21, 2010
A KC ISSS Collegial Conversation asks representatives from five diverse institution types, all of which have successfully been recertified, how the process went and how they prepared for it.