Certificates of less than 30 credits, except skills certificates, are approved by the Faculty Senate Undergraduate Curriculum Committee through Curriculog.
Skills certificates provide preparation necessary to take state, national, and/or industry recognized certification or licensing examinations.
Certificates of 30 or more credits and skills certificates must go through the university and Nevada System of Higher Education approval processes. See the NSHE Certificate Program Proposal.
Skills Certificates of less than 30 credit hours that provide preparation necessary to take state, national, and/or industry recognized certification or licensing examinations require AAC approval.
Graduate Certificates are approved by the Graduate College, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and the Graduate Programs Committee. More detailed information regarding certificate approval and the required form can be found on the Graduate Curriculum webpage.
Graduate certificates must be at least 12 credit hours and are typically less than 30 credit hours. Graduate certificates requiring 30 or more credits go through the new Program, Degree, Major Pre-proposal and Program Proposal Processes, require Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Graduate College, the Graduate Programs Committee, and NSHE Academic Affairs Council (AAC) approval.
If the certificate will be offered outside of the United States, please provide a complete description in the proposal. It is essential for the Executive Vice President & Provost's office to be aware of that information so that UNLV's regional accrediting agency can be informed.