FAQs

What are the seminar dates?

October 22, November 5,  November 12, November 19, December 3 and December 10

Where are the courses held?

Each seminar will have its own Blackboard course space.  You will be sent access to each Blackboard space about a week before it begins.  The live seminars will be held in Microsoft Teams and the link will be available in your Blackboard course space.

What is the time commitment per week?

These seminars are all online and the times may vary based on content but the hours will be between 8:30am – 4:30pm ET on Fridays.  Most seminars will be between 5 – 8 hours with pre-work and live seminars combined.

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

Yes, all program materials are included and the materials will be in Blackboard and you will be given access prior to the seminar.

Is this program accredited?

No.  Program participants earn a Digital Badge upon successful completion that can be shared on your social networks.   You also have the option of downloading and printing a certificate from your Acclaim portal.

Is this a graduate level program?

This program is designed for professionals who are rising leaders, supervisors and managers of all levels.  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 3.75 CEUs when you complete the certificate 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

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

If you cannot make the seminar, please send an email to Kelly Baldwin (Kelly.Baldwin@uvm.edu) to let us know.  You can miss 1 seminar and still earn the certificate.

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 $2,495 for all students and does not differ based on a student’s residency. You may also qualify for one of our discounts.

20% discount for:

  • PMI-CV, VBSR, or LCRCC Members
  • UVM and UVM Medical Center Affiliates
  • Registering for Two or More Program Offerings
  • Groups of Two or More registering from one organization

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?

For the full certificate program, students may register by paying the full $2,495 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 $1,995 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.

Who is this program designed to serve?

Seminars are appropriate for rising leaders, supervisors, and managers of all levels, including professionals currently experiencing challenges or looking for advancement, and executives who want to reassess their ability to influence others.

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.