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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.

Beginning January 2016, the SPA Certification courses will no longer be offered in Blount Hall.  The training will be offered through Employee and Organizational Development (EOD).  Jay Taylor, SPA Compliance Officer, will present these courses; however, you will need to register through the EOD training link at

A tentative schedule has been developed for all 12 of the modules required for the SPA Certification.


Overview of Accounting
May 23, 2017, 8:30-11:30
Conference Center Building

F&A Costs
June 13, 2017, 8:30-11:30
Conference Center Building

Business Ethics
July 11, 2017, 8:30-11:30
Conference Center Building

Advanced Topics and Sub-Contract Monitoring
August 8, 2017, 8:30-11:30
Conference Center Building

Cost Transfers
September 27, 2017, 8:30-11:30
Conference Center Building

IRIS Reports
October 11, 2017, 8:30-11:30
Conference Center Building

Schedule of Final Charges
November 15, 2017, 8:30-11:30
Conference Center Building


Business Ethics Training Course Material


Direct Cost Training Course Material


SFC Training Course Material

Certification Program

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.

Other Training Opportunities

Employee and Organizational Development

Office of Sponsored Programs Training & Workshops

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