The Utah Valley University (UVU) Advisor Certification program is designed to support the success of students as they interact with advisors who are professionally trained, and engaged in continuous professional improvement.
The program provides thorough training and evidence of basic academic advising competence. This is done by providing training opportunities for advisors, and measuring competence through exams that certify an individual’s knowledge of academic advisement concepts and advisement practices at UVU. In addition, there is an observation feedback/action plan loop to provide peer support and recommendations.
Those seeking certification will be required to demonstrate an understanding of:
Advisors have the opportunity to participate in training and development designed to enhance their professional skills, and broaden their discipline specific understanding and knowledge.
Initial Certification is required for all new advisors (within their first year). New advisors must:
Once Initial Certification is achieved, UVU requires that advisors (after their first year) maintain their certification status. Maintenance requirements are: