SPA is pleased to offer customized individual and team training.  Please contact us at (865) 974-2591 or to learn more about our training and certification programs.

Several upcoming professional development opportunities are highlighted below along with links to training available through Human Resources and the Office of Sponsored Programs.



Direct costing training will be offered April 16, 2015, in Blount Hall’s training room (Ground Floor) at 10:00 a.m.  Come for a sneak peek at information that will help you take the quiz on Blackboard for your Sponsored Projects Accounting Certification.  See below for more information on this new certification!

Direct Cost Training Course Material


We had an overwhelming response to our first session, and we appreciate your attendance and feedback.  We had so many people ask if the SFC class would be offered again that we are opening a second session to give everyone an opportunity to take it.  We invite you to attend on April 30, 2015, in Blount Hall’s training room (Ground Floor) at 10:00 a.m.

Please email Jay Taylor,, to RSVP for these training events.  HR128 credit will be given.  Hope to see you there!

 SFC Training Course Material

Business Ethics Training

Business Ethics Training Course Material


 SPA is excited to announce that you can now earn a Sponsored Projects Certification!  The certificate program consists of 10-12 modules on topics such as SFCs and Business Ethics.  There is no timeline to complete the program – just do it at your own pace and add this valuable certificate to your resume!

We know your schedules are busy and your time is valuable, so we are offering these courses in a variety of convenient formats – online, classroom training, etc.  We will even bring the training to your department.  Look for full information coming soon and start earning your certificate!


Training opportunities are also available through:

Employee and Organizational Development

Office of Sponsored Programs Training & Workshops