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OBFS Certification Program

How Do I Get Certified?

All you need to do to get certified is take the courses and pass the assessment for a certification track.

Certification tracks will be offered either as cohorts or self-paced courses.

  • To participate in a cohort, you must be nominated by your supervisor and approved by the Selection Committee. Due to small class size and high demand, participation may be limited.
  • To participate in a self-paced course, you will need to get supervisor approval and submit an application.

For all certification tracks, you must pass the assessment with a score of at least 80% to be certified for that particular track. 

Each certification track will have different information.

Certification Process 

Following are the steps for the certification process:

Certification Process Steps

Nomination Process

You must be nominated by your supervisor, and then approved by the Selection Committee, to participate in a cohort. Any employee of the University of Illinois who performs business transactions or operations can be nominated. The nomination form is currently unavailable, please check back during a nomination cycle. 

After your nomination has been submitted, your supervisor will get a confirmation email within two business days. The Selection Committee has two weeks to review and approve your participation.

If you are approved, you will get an email from OBFS with the next steps you need to take.

Application Process

For self-paced certification tracks, you must have your supervisor's approval and you must submit an online application. 

Any employee of the University of Illinois who performs business transactions or operations can apply. When available, you will be able to find the OBFS Certification Program Application form.

After your information has been entered into the Learning Management System (LMS), you will get an email from OBFS with the next steps you need to take. 

Orientation

Access these guides to learn more about learner expectations, program requirements, course logistics, and navigating the Learning Management System (LMS).

Last updated: November 21, 2017

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