Academic Planning coordinates notifications of new certificate and licensure programs.
As described elsewhere, new degree programs and new distance education programs must be authorized by the Board of Governors or by UNC General Administration as delegated by the Board, and university campuses must submit electronic notifications to make General Administration and the other campuses aware of their plans.
Authorization is not required for sequences of degree-credit courses that do not constitute a full degree program, such as certificate and licensure programs. Electronic notification of their establishment is required, however, so that an inventory of these offerings can be maintained and so that UNC General Administration can fulfill federal reporting requirements.
The Process for Notification of a Certificate or Licensure Program
- Submit an electronic notification for the program. Use the web form provided. Contact your campus Office of Institutional Research for assistance. It will have the unit ID and password required for your campus. (Note: Appendix E is no longer required.)
- Please work with your Office of Institutional Research in submitting the needed information. including:
- CIP code (available from Institutional Research)
- Program title and description
- Required credit hours
- Program type and level
- Specialty code (Note: This is required for teaching licensure programs, and you should consult your campus teacher licensure officer to obtain the correct specialty code.)
- Date of initiation
- Mode of delivery
- Site (indicate “Internet” if program is online)
- County (indicate “Statewide” if program is online)
- Whether program is on-campus or distance education
- If the program will have multiple versions (e.g., both on campus and at one or more distance sites), make a separate program listing for each version.
- When a certificate or licensure program (including particular versions of each program) is no longer offered, contact UNC General Administration Academic Affairs to have the program removed from the inventory (and notify your Office of Institutional Research). No special form is needed for this.