European Suzuki Association - Appointments & Accreditation (2023)

European Suzuki Association Appointments & Accreditations Manual Revised May 2023 Page 12 of 19 APPENDIX D3 PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING INSTRUCTOR APPLICATIONS 1. The Instructor Application Form should be completed and sent to the ESA Office with all supporting documents and Videos See Appendix D2 2. If an exception to the criteria outlined in Appendix D2 is requested (e.g. if the candidate does not have 10 years teaching experience covering all Levels of the SUZUKI™ repertoire) a formal letter from the national Suzuki association is required outlining the specific reasons for such a request. 3. The application is registered by the ESA Office and then sent to the relevant ESA Instrument Committee for assessment. 4. The National Suzuki association will be informed of those applications received from Candidates resident in their country and they will be invited to submit a reference addressed to the Instrument Committee and sent to the ESA Office. 5. The Candidate will be informed of the Instrument Committee’s decision by the ESA Office. a. If approved, a letter of appointment is sent by the ESA Office. The appointment is not valid until confirmed by the ESA. b. In cases where the application is rejected, the Candidate must be given specific reasons for the rejection. i. The Candidate should be given the opportunity to address the areas of concern and have the option to reapply. ii. If the Candidate considers that the reasons given for rejecting the application are not fair, he/she may appeal to the ESA Board of Directors within 3 months after the date the decision was communicated to him/her.

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