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Advisor Certification

The Academic Advisor Training and Certification program at the University of South Carolina  provides all academic advisors the knowledge and skills needed to effectively support and guide students to degree completion.

About the Program

The Academic Advisor Training and Certification Program is a multi-level program that covers seven different competency areas, which are based on the four components of effective advising training as supported by the National Academy of Academic Advising (Habley, 1995; McClellen, 2007).  These areas include:

  1. Advising Practices at USC
  2. University Policies and Procedures
  3. Academic Programs and Requirements
  4. Advising Technology
  5. Campus Resources
  6. Undergraduate Students and Special Populations
  7. Advising Profession and Practice

Advisors must complete online and/or in-person modules (which includes videos and quizzes) and meet specific criteria for each training level prior to obtaining certification. Academic advisors are required to complete the training program and receive certification. 

 

Now Available

The following levels of the Academic Advisor Training and Certification Program are available to academic advisors by request. 

Advising Foundations

Level One

Level Two

Level Three- Coming Soon

Level Four- Coming Soon