What is the time commitment per week?

Seminars run 8:30am to 4:30pm.  Some sessions require limited preparatory work, which will be available in Dropbox about a week prior to the session.

Are materials included? If yes, how are they distributed?

Yes, all program materials are included and the materials are posted in Dropbox.  Approximately one week prior to the start of the program you will receive a logistics email with the link to Dropbox.  Some instructors may not provide materials in advance.

Is the program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education?

No.  Program participants earn a Certificate of Achievement through the University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education upon successful completion.

Is this a graduate level program?

This program is designed for professionals working in the healthcare field, and CDE assumes participants have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.  No undergraduate degree is required to participate in the program.  Some of our participants have more advanced degrees.

Do you offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this program?

Yes, we offer 3.5 CEUs when you complete the program.

continuing education unit (CEU) or continuing education credit (CEC) is a measure used in continuing education programs to assist the professional to maintain his or her license in their profession. Continuing education or professional development is required in many fields, including teachers, insurance professionals, interior designers/interior architects, lighting designers, architects, engineers, emergency management professionals, school administrators, educators, nurses, mental health professionals, psychologists and social workers. The continuing education unit is described as ten hours of participation in an education program.

The term CEU is not a trademarked term; therefore, any educational institution may use it to describe their courses. In this regard, there are no requirements for educator qualifications that are attached to each institutions courses when offering CEUs. There have been some bodies created which are attempting to standardize and accredit institutions using the term CEU, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training being one of them; however, professions and industries usually regulate their approved continuing education within their bylaws and not one institute or accrediting body has become a standard to accept in this regard. Professionals should always consult their Association or regulating body prior to embarking on continuing education and not assume a CEU will be accepted as part of their professional development

Do I have to pay for parking?

Parking is on site at the Delta Hotels and there is no cost to park there.

Should I bring a laptop? Is there internet?

Yes, there is wifi and you should bring a laptop to take notes and have access to the materials during class.

Who do I contact if I am unable to attend a session (sick, weather, emergency)?

If you cannot make the session, please send an email to Kelly Baldwin (Kelly.Baldwin@uvm.edu) to let us know.  You can miss one session and still earn the certificate.  You also have the option of staying at the Delta Hotels at the UVM rate if you know the weather will restrict you from attending.

What do I do if I have a dietary restriction?

If you have any dietary restrictions please contact Kelly Baldwin (Kelly.Baldwin@uvm.edu) and state what your dietary restrictions are so we can work with Delta Hotels.  You will also need to introduce yourself to the catering staff person when you arrive so they know who is getting the meal and they may ask you for preferences.

Is Federal or Institutional Financial Aid available? Also, is tuition remission available for UVM employees?

While this non-credit Certificate does not qualify for federal student grants or loans or University of Vermont scholarships, depending on your home state, this program may qualify for workforce development grants.  Contact your State Department of Labor to determine which grants may support individuals seeking education to pursue opportunities for career change.

The Vermont Legislature designates a certain amount of grant money every year for Vermont residents who want to pursue education or training beyond high school. These grants are administered through VSAC, and are distributed based on financial need.

Can I enroll in this Certificate if I am an out-of-state or international student? Does the tuition rate differ if I am an out-of-state or international student?

Yes!  Anyone may enroll in the program. The tuition rate is set at $1995 for all students and does not differ based on a student’s residency. We offer a 20% discount off the course costs for UVM affiliates, PMI Champlain Valley, LCRCC and VBSR members.

Are payment plans available?

No formal payment plans are currently available for this program, tuition must be paid in full prior to beginning the program. You have the option of paying in full, or by making a minimum payment of $500 at registration, however, ensuring the balance due is two weeks prior to the start of the offering.

What is the payment policy for this program?

Students may register by paying the full $1,995 program 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 $1,495  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.

Why should I attend this program over others?

The program is taught by leading expert practitioners and academics.  Multiple instructors that provide a variety of perspectives.  It is designed for working professionals to minimize time away from work and family.  The information you will learn can be applied immediately in your workplace, and help you better manage your organization. The content is current and based on best-practices healthcare field today.

Is this program for someone who is new in the field/looking to make a career change, or someone who is already working in healthcare and is broadly familiar with these topics? Or both?

This program is designed for:

  • Individuals with management experience in the healthcare field
  • Client/Patient facing professionals already working within the healthcare field who are ready to move into management positions
  • Individuals seeking management positions within the healthcare industry, not directly related to patient care (IT, Finance, Marketing, Customer Service, Insurance).
  • Managers who are in positions related to patient care.

Will I receive a 1098-T for this program?

1098-T forms are not issued for this program.  However, you may be eligible for a tax credit without this form if you meet IRS requirements.  For more information, please see this link https://www.irs.gov/individuals/llc or consult with a tax professional.