What are the eligibility requirements for QM-Certified Reviewers?

QM-Certified Reviewers are at the heart of QM’s mission. Through their work, reviewers help institutions and individuals continuously improve online or blended courses to support student success. Because of the important nature of this work, eligibility to become a QM-Certified Reviewer is a rigorous process with several requirements. See the list of reviewer roles below.

Select the title that matches your current role or the one you aspire to earn to see the requirements for that role. 

  • QM-Certified Higher Education Peer Reviewer

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Higher Ed with Institutional or Individual Affiliation

    Professional Development:

    1. Applying the QM Rubric
    2. Peer Reviewer Course

    Prerequisite Roles:

    None

    Experience:

    Current for-credit higher education online or blended teaching experience within the last 18 months*.

    Role Application and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    Higher Education Peer Reviewer Application

  • QM-Certified Higher Education Publisher Reviewer

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Higher Ed with Institutional or Individual Affiliation

    Professional Development:

    1. Applying the QM Rubric
    2. Peer Reviewer Course
    3. Accelerated Higher Ed Publisher Reviewer Course for Higher Ed

    Prerequisite Roles:

    HE Peer Reviewer

    Experience:

    Current for-credit higher education online or blended teaching experience within the last 18 months*.

    Role Application andMemorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    Higher Education Publisher Reviewer Application

  • QM-Certified K-12 Reviewer

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Not required

    Professional Development:

    Pathway 1:

    1. K-12 Applying the QM Rubric
    2. K-12 Reviewer Course

    Pathway 2:

    1. Applying the QM Rubric
    2. Peer Reviewer Course
    3. Accelerated K-12 Reviewer Course for Higher Ed

    Prerequisite Roles:

    None

    Experience:

    Pathway 1:

    Current teaching or development experience of a K-12 online or blended course within the last 18 months.*

    Pathway 2: 

    1. Current for-credit higher education online or blended teaching experience within the last 18 months*.
    2. Have prior K-12 teaching experience, have taught dual enrollment courses, or participate in teacher education programs

    Role Application andMemorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    K-12 Reviewer Application

  • QM-Certified K-12 Publisher Reviewer

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Not required

    Professional Development:

    Pathway 1:

    1. K-12 Applying the QM Rubric
    2. K-12 Reviewer Course

    Pathway 2:

    1. Applying the QM Rubric
    2. Peer Reviewer Course
    3. Accelerated K-12 Reviewer Course for Higher Ed

    Prerequisite Roles:

    None

    Experience:

    Pathway 1:

    Current teaching or development experience of a K-12 online or blended course within the last 18 months.*
    Pathway 2:

    1. Current for-credit higher education online or blended teaching experience within the last 18 months.*
    2. Have prior K-12 teaching experience, have taught dual enrollment courses, or participate in teacher education programs.

    Role Application andMemorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    K-12 Publisher Reviewer Application

  • QM-Certified Continuing and Professional Education Reviewer

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Higher Ed or K-12 with Institutional or Individual Affiliation

    Professional Development:

    Pathway 1:

    1. K-12 Applying the QM Rubric
    2. K-12 Reviewer Course
    3. Accelerated CPE Reviewer Course for K-12 

    Pathway 2:

    1. Applying the QM Rubric
    2. Peer Reviewer Course
    3. Accelerated CPE Reviewer Course for Higher Ed

    Prerequisite Roles:

    None

    Experience:

    Current (within last 18 months*) online or blended teaching experience or current experience or degree in instructional design.

    Role Application andMemorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    Pathway 1: 
    Continuing & Professional Education Reviewer Application (K-12)
    Pathway 2: 
    Continuing & Professional Education Reviewer Application

*During the pandemic of 2020-21, experience requirements were adjusted to 30 months.