What are the eligibility requirements for QM-Certified Reviewers and Master 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 Course Reviewer Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 and Memorandum 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 and Memorandum 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 and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    K-12 Publisher Reviewer Application

  • QM-Certified Continuing and Professional Education Reviewer

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Higher Ed, K-12, or CPE 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 and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

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

QM Master Reviewer Eligibility Requirements

  • QM-Certified Higher Education Master Reviewer

    Master Reviewer Certification

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Higher Ed with Institutional or Individual Affiliation

    Professional Development:

    1. Applying the QM Rubric
    2. Peer Reviewer Course
    3. Higher Ed Master Reviewer Certification (HE MRC)

    Annual Master Reviewer Recertification is required to retain the role.

    Prerequisite Roles:

    Higher Ed Peer Reviewer role

    Experience:

    1. Completion of two official Higher Ed reviews is required to enroll in the MRC.
    2. Current for-credit higher education online or blended teaching experience within the last 18 months.*

    Role Application and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    Master Reviewer Higher Education Role Application

  • QM-Certified Higher Education Publisher Master Reviewer

    Master Reviewer Certification

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Higher Ed with Institutional or Individual Affiliation

    Professional Development:

    1. Applying the QM Rubric
    2. Peer Reviewer Course
    3. Higher Ed Master Reviewer Certification (HE MRC)
    4. Accelerated Higher Ed Publisher Reviewer Course for Higher Ed

    Annual Master Reviewer Recertification is required to retain the role.

    Prerequisite Roles:

    Higher Ed Peer Reviewer
    Higher Ed Master Reviewer

    Experience:

    1. Completion of two official Higher Ed reviews is required to enroll in the MRC.
    2. Current for-credit higher education online or blended teaching experience within the last 18 months.*

    Role Application and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    Master Reviewer Publisher Role Application

  • QM-Certified K-12 Master Reviewer

    K-12 Master Reviewer Certification

     

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Pathway 1: K-12 Institutional or Individual Affiliation
    Pathway 2: Higher Ed Institutional or Individual Affiliation

    Professional Development:

    Pathway 1:

    1. K-12 Applying the QM Rubric
    2. K-12 Reviewer Course
    3. K-12 Master Reviewer Certification (K-12 MRC)

    Pathway 2:

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

    Prerequisite Roles:

    Pathway 1: 

    1. K-12 Reviewer role

    Pathway 2: 

    1. K-12 Reviewer role
    2. Higher Ed Master Reviewer role

    Experience:

    Pathway 1:

    1. Completion of two official K-12 or K-12 Publisher reviews is required to enroll in the  K-12 MRC.
    2. Current teaching or development experience of a K-12 online or blended course within the last 18 months.*

    Pathway 2: 

    1. Completion of two Higher Ed reviews is required to enroll in the HE MRC
    2. Current for-credit higher education online or blended teaching experience within the last 18 months
    3. Have prior K-12 teaching experience, have taught dual enrollment courses, or participate in teacher education programs

    Role Application and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    K-12 Master Reviewer Application

  • QM-Certified K-12 Publisher Master Reviewer

    K-12 Master Reviewer Certification

     

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Pathway 1: K-12 Institutional or Individual Affiliation
    Pathway 2: Higher Ed Institutional or Individual Affiliation

    Professional Development:

    Pathway 1:

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

    Pathway 2:

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

    Prerequisite Roles:

    Pathway 1: 

    1. K-12 Publisher Reviewer role

    Pathway 2: 

    1. K-12 Publisher Reviewer role
    2. Higher Ed Master Reviewer role

     

    Experience:

    Pathway 1:

    1. Completion of two official K-12 or K-12 Publisher reviews is required to enroll in the K-12 MRC.
    2. Current teaching or development experience of a K-12 online or blended course within the last 18 months.*

    Pathway 2:

    1. Completion of two Higher Ed reviews is required to enroll in the HE MRC.
    2. Current for-credit higher education online or blended teaching experience within the last 18 months.*
    3. Have prior K-12 teaching experience, have taught dual enrollment courses, or participate in teacher education programs.

    Role Application and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    K-12 Publisher Master Reviewer Application

  • QM-Certified Continuing and Professional Education Master Reviewer

    K-12 Master Reviewer Certification

    Certified Master Reviewer Certification

    Eligibility Requirements

    QM Membership:

    Pathway 1: K-12 with Institutional or Individual Affiliation
    Pathway 2: Higher Ed with Institutional or Individual Affiliation

    Professional Development:

    Pathway 1:

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

    Pathway 2:

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

    Annual Master Reviewer Recertification required to retain Higher Ed Master Reviewer role.

    Prerequisite Roles:

    Pathway 1:

    1. K-12 Reviewer or K-12 Publisher Reviewer role
    2. K-12 Master Reviewer role or K-12 Publisher Master Reviewer role
    3. CPE Reviewer role

    Pathway 2: 

    1. Higher Ed Peer Reviewer role
    2. Higher Ed Master Reviewer role
    3. CPE Reviewer Role

    Experience:

    Pathway 1:

    1. Completion of two official K-12 or K-12 Publisher reviews is required to enroll in the K-12 MRC.
    2. Current (within last 18 months*) online or blended teaching experience or current experience or degree in instructional design.

    Pathway 2:

    1. Completion of two Higher Ed reviews is required to enroll in the MRC.
    2. Current for-credit higher ed online or blended teaching experience within the last 18 months.*

    Role Application and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

    Master Reviewer CPE Role Application

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