Although new degree and distance education programs must be authorized by the Board of Governors, 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 inventory of these offerings can be maintained and UNC-GA can fulfill federal reporting requirements.
The Process for Notification of a Certificate or Licensure Program
- Submit electronic notification for the program. Contact your campus Office of Institutional Research for the unit ID and password and work with the office to submit the following:
- 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.
- Please contact UNC-GA's Academic Affairs Division when a certificate or licensure program (including particular versions of each program) is no longer offered, and notify your campus Office of Institutional Research. No special form is needed.