FAQS

What is the time commitment per week?

Students spend about 7 to 10 hours per week on the coursework.

Can the course be taken from anywhere, including outside the US?

Yes. Our certificate is 100% online. Please note that class materials are in English.

Is this program available for Continuing Education Units?

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are not awarded at this time.

Do I have to take all three courses?

The Community Food Resource and Hub Management Program consists of three independent, complementary courses, which are each 4-weeks long. You may enroll in just the courses you need and can take them in any order. Independent badges are awarded for each course, and a certificate is awarded after the successful completion of all 3 courses.

What browser and computing device should I use for this course?

We recommend using a browser other than Internet Explorer with our Blackboard online learning system. Firefox, Google Chrome, or other browsers tend to work more effectively with Blackboard. It is very important to note that Blackboard will only work with a desktop or laptop computer. It is not designed to be used with phones or tablets (e.g., iPads), so please make sure you have access to a desktop and/or laptop computer for the duration of the class.

What is the payment policy for this program?

Students may register by paying the course fee online via credit card or by calling us at 802-656-8407 to make a partial payment of $500. Should you make a partial payment, the remaining balance must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to the start of this offering. If payment is not received by then, you will automatically be dropped from the course the following business day. Refunds will be issued less a $25.00 cancellation fee.

What is the refund policy for this program?

If you need to cancel your attendance, you must notify us via email at noncredit@uvm.edu or call us at (802) 656-8407 at least three business days prior to the start date of the course to receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. If a medical condition necessitates cancellation/withdrawal (documentation provided), this will be reviewed by our Studies Committee for any type of refund.

Have a question that is not listed here?

Our Advisors are here to help. Please call us at 802-656-2085 or submit the inquiry form available on this site.