The Certification Development process
In November 2012, the Board of Principals Australia Institute (The Institute) endorsed the development of a voluntary Australian Principal Certification Program. 
The Institute has led the process on behalf of principals of all Australian schools and their state and national principal associations to develop a form of principal certification that recognises and strengthens the unique contribution that school principals make to the quality of the learning of all students.
The process has involved:
extensive and ongoing consultation with the profession
elaboration of what certification is and its purpose 
a co-design process drawing on the expertise of the profession
a National Prototype Trial