Training and development
- How many levels does the Professional Development Certificate Program (PDCP) include?
- What happens to participants enrolled in previously offered certificate programs?
- Do departmental training and outside workshops count toward the certificate?
- Who can participate?
- How do I sign up?
- How much does it cost?
- Do I need to fill out a transcript checklist?
Participants work in three progressive levels toward the certificate in professional development.
- Level One: awarded after 55 hours of training
- Level Two: awarded after an additional 25 hours of training (total 80 hours)
- Level Three: awarded after an additional 30 hours of training (total 110)
Please note that classes taken prior to program enrollment do not count toward the certificate.
Most current participants will enter the program working toward the Level One certificate. A participant with significant documented educational and developmental accomplishments may be eligible to enter the program at Level Two or Level Three. Please email email@example.com for assistance.
Participants may apply a total of 30 percent of hours taken in HR-facilitated departmental training or from workshops taken outside of VCU to the Professional Development Certificate Program (PDCP), pending they can provide a training session certificate or an email confirmation of attendance from the training sponsor (i.e., the department or company offering the training).
The documentation should include:
- Class name
- Date and time
- Verification of completion
- Sponsor name
Note: CommonHealth courses or courses not geared specifically toward career development (i.e., orientation, duplicate classes, etc.) do not count toward certificate credit hours.
VCU faculty and staff are eligible to participate in the Professional Development Certificate Program (PDCP).
Complete and return the PDCP enrollment form to HR Training and Development by campus mail at P.O. Box 842511 or by fax at (804) 828-8697.
The application includes separate sections for you and your manager to complete. The partnership that develops between you and your manager is critical to the success of this program.
Most courses are available at no charge. A department budget code is required to register for seminars with a cost.
Complete a PDCP transcript checklist to track your progress toward completing the certificate