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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.

SPA Training Update:
Beginning January 2019, the SPA Training classes will be held in Blount Hall, Rm A004, (ground floor training room), instead of the Conference Center Bldg.

Jay Taylor, SPA Compliance Officer, is presenting the courses; however, you will need to register through K@TE to attend.

Our hope is that by bringing these training courses back to campus, this will provide more convenience to the Campus Community in taking the classes. Please see below for all currently scheduled classes available for registration though K@TE.


Business Ethics

August 14, 2019 || Blount Hall, Rm A004


Schedule of Final Charges (SFC)

September 11, 2019 || Blount Hall, Rm A004


IRIS Effort Certification

September 19, 2019 || Conference Center Building, Rm 150 (IRIS Training Lab)


Invoicing, Financial Reports, and Cash Receipts

October 10, 2019 || Blount Hall, Rm A004


IRIS Reports

November 12, 2019 || Blount Hall, Rm A004



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. Please contact Jay Taylor at for more information.

Other Training Opportunities

Employee and Organizational Development

Office of Sponsored Programs Training & Workshops