Academic Support Center

CRLA Certified Tutor Program

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The MSUBillings Academic Support Center requires all tutors to participate in tutor training based on CRLA standards.  Following the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) tutoring standards is twofold.  First, it allows tutors to receive recognition and positive reinforcement for their efforts from an international organization.  Further, the certification process helps set the standard for the skills and training a successful tutor needs to make a difference when working with students in the Academic Support Center.


CRLA certification has been endorsed by the National Association for Developmental Education, Commission XVI of the American College Personnel Association, the American Council of Developmental Education Associations, Association for the Tutoring Professional, and the National Tutoring Association.


CRLA certifies programs, not individual tutors.  In other words, CRLA certifies that a particular tutor-training program is qualified to issue CRLA certificates to individual tutors at a certain level or levels.  The MSUBillings Academic Support Center has received certification to issue Level I (Regular) and Level II (Advanced) certificates.