|Photo from my actual test results :)|
Which is what I am now. After almost 7 years of going back to college, completing an internship, working full time as an educator with PWDs, and studying - the day finally came when I could take the certification exam.
Being completely honest, despite all the studying I did, that was a hard test. The questions aren't straightforward "test your knowledge" questions. They were very convoluted and focused on your problem solving. When you looked at the possible answers, really any of them would have sufficed. Technically, they were all correct. But you have to select which one is best. Frankly, my idea of "best" may vary from yours. The exam was designed to trick you. Really, my personal experience as a PWD wasn't beneficial at all. If anything, it kind of confused me more.
But I passed. I did very well.
That's all that matters. :)
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." ~Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken