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The following are NACUBO's program learning levels based on NASBA requirements.

 

Overview

Provides a general review of a subject area from a broad perspective. These programs may be appropriate for professionals at all organizational levels.

Prerequisite

No advanced preparation required. Material directed to staff within the college/university business office.

 

Update

Provides a general review of new developments. This level is for participants with a background in the subject area who desire to keep current.

Prerequisite

No advanced preparation required. Material directed to staff within the college/university business office.

 

Basic

Most beneficial to CPAs new to a skill or an attribute. These individuals are often at the staff or entry level in organizations, although such programs may also benefit a seasoned professional with limited exposure to the indicated topic area.

Prerequisite

No advanced preparation required. Material directed to staff within the college/university business office.

 

Intermediate

Builds on a basic program, most appropriate for CPAs with detailed knowledge in the indicated topic area. Such persons are often at a mid-level within the organization, with operational and/or supervisory responsibilities.

Prerequisite

No advanced preparation required. Minimum 1-2 years of experience as a professional in higher education or a related private industry. Material directed to mid-level personnel within the college/university business office.

 

Advanced

Most useful for individuals with mastery of the particular topic. This level focuses on the development of in-depth knowledge, a variety of skills, or a broader range of applications. Advanced level programs are often appropriate for seasoned professionals within organizations; however, they may also be beneficial for other professionals with specialized knowledge in the indicated subject area

Prerequisite

No advanced preparation required. Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a senior level or chief officer position in higher education or related private industry. Material directed to senior-level personnel within the college/university business office.


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