Q: Do I have to apply for admission to Professional Development programs or courses?
A: No, a prior course or degree is not required.
Q: Are any course pre-requisites required before taking a Professional Development program or course?
A: No, however, programs dealing with very specific industry areas will be more readily understood with some working knowledge of the subject.
Q: Are there scholarships available for online programs?
A: No, however, student loans are available. The link to apply for a student loan can be found on each course screen.
Q: Can online courses start at any time?
Q: How long does it take to get started in an online course?
A: Once you register you receive a confirmation via email within 3 days. Then you receive the URL and password in the next week. All books or manuals needed for the course will be drop shipped to you.
Q: Are books and supplies included in the cost of the course?
A: Yes, unless otherwise specified.
Q: Who issues a certificate of completion for the program?
A: The University of Alabama issues a certificate of completion personalized with your name and the name of the program.
Q: How can I register if I do not want to use a credit card?
A: There are 3 other ways to register:
College of continuing Studies
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0388
Make sure to print and fill in the registration form from the course you want to take before faxing or mailing in your request.
Q: Will the military pay for my professional development training?
A: The regulations for eligibility vary and we recommend that you speak to a specialist that understands the current regulations at (817) 870-2870.
Q: I need to maintain my certification. How can I find out if a program has applied for and received professional approvals?
A: Usually professional approvals must be re-applied for each year and therefore the most current approvals will be posted either in the brochure or on the website of the program you are interested in attending.
Q: Who can I call to ask questions about a program?
A: Program Managers specialize in specific training areas. Visit our Program Managers page, find the one who manages the area you want to discuss and contact them.