Ten Things to Do Before Submitting your Portfolio
Keep a good sharp copy of your portfolio for your own files.
Number the pages exactly as required on p. 18 of Certification for Early Intervention Specialist/July 2002, reprinted November 2008 (The Green Book). Every page is to be numbered in the upper right hand corner. Entry 1/Formal Knowledge Sources, for example, would be numbered (starting with the required cover sheet) 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 and so on.
Double check that you have followed the instructions for each entry before copying and submitting.
Check that each page of each copy is clear and legible - dark enough to be read, and readable at the margins.
Make sure your original and all copies are exactly the same as each other, including page order, page numbering, redacting, work samples and so on.
In Entry 1/Formal Knowledge Sources, make sure your evidence is either an official college transcript (original or copy) OR a certificate from the Early Intervention Training Center. No other transcripts or certificates will be accepted.
On your Entry 1/Formal Knowledge Sources grid, make sure the column "Page # of Material Attached," (far right column) is filled in for each competency indicator.
In Entry 2/Professionalism sign your self-evaluation somewhere on the first page, and write the date on which the self-evaluation was completed.
In Entry 2/Professionalism, make sure your review refers to an article, chapter, book or report published within five years of your date of portfolio submission.
In Entry 3/Depth of Practice, clearly label your additional work samples: e.g., on the top of the page, write Work Sample #1; Work Sample #2, and so on.