Application fees for certification and recertification are established as shown below. Applicants must be NAHO members in good standing at the time of application for certification or recertification.
In 1995 NAHO initiated a certification program for hearing officials. This program is dedicated to developing uniform standards of excellence and professionalism for hearing officials and administrative law judges across the country. Certification provides concrete evidence of your personal commitment to the hearing process.
Courses attended at this year's conference may be considered towards meeting certification requirements for the current year. Core requirements can be met at annual NAHO conferences, or other recognized programs addressing the hearing process including those sponsored by the National Judicial College, the National Association of Administrative Law Judges, state agencies, state bar approved Continuing Legal Education, accredited colleges, paralegal programs, or law schools.
Course requirements for certification ensure that individuals have a sound background in administrative law and hearing procedures. Certified Hearing Officials (CHO) and Certified Administrative Law Judges (CALJ) are recognized during the annual conference and some states have implemented salary incentives to hearing officials certified by NAHO.
Objectives for the certification program include: