Courses Offered

Courses Offered

The courses listed below are the only courses approved by the CPLA program to allow candidates to learn and practice the competencies required to complete the program. The courses are listed by competency and sponsor name.  For more information about each competency, please click the (?) next to the bolded competency name.  Additional information for each course is linked to the course-sponsor name.

Candidates complete seven courses:  one course from each of the four core areas and three of the elective areas. However, anyone may sign up for a course.  If you are thinking of becoming a candidate, be sure to tell the instructor so that you can complete the same assignments as candidates.  You have 12 months from completing a course to submit it to be used towards the requirements for CPLA.

Organization and Personnel Administration – CORE (?)
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Online, synchronous
Six-week course More Information!
Planning and Management of Buildings – CORE (?)
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Online, asynchronous Six-week course January 12 – February 16, 2015 Register!
Management of Technology – CORE (?)
Office of Human Resource Development and Recruitment Online, asynchronous Six-week course October 13 – November 24, 2014 Register!
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Online, synchronous & asynchronous Six-week course More Information!
Budget & Finance – CORE (?)
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Online, asynchronous Six-week course October 6 – November 10, 2014 Register!
Fundraising and Grantsmanship – ELECTIVE (?)
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Online, asynchronous Six-week course More Information!
Marketing - ELECTIVE (?)
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Online, asynchronous Six-week course More Information!
Politics and Networking - ELECTIVE (?)
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Online, asynchronous Six-week course More Information!
Serving Diverse Populations - ELECTIVE(?)
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Online, synchronous & asynchronous Six-week course February 16 – March 23, 2015 Register!
Current Issues - ELECTIVE (?)
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Online, asynchronous Six-week course  More Information!