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APSA Online Training Center offers over 100 online courses each providing 4 hours of continuing education credits. Training can be purchased for any number of courses and any number of users. Users can access a course at any time and can complete the course at their own pace.


Participants who successfully complete 12 courses in specified training areas earn the Certified Higher Education Professional (CHEP) credential from the National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools. To maintain certification, CHEPs can meet their annual continuing education requirements by completing 2 courses from any training area. A current list of CHEPs is maintained on www.cheponline.org.


The list of approved courses for each CHEP specialization area is provided below.

CHEP in Teaching
ED101 - Effective Teaching Strategies ED102 - Student Retention Methods ED103 - Student Learning and Assessment ED104 - Class Management Strategies ED105 - Instructional Planning for Student Success ED106 - Enhancing Student Learning ED107 - Creating an Accelerated Learning Environment ED108 - Learning Theory and Practice ED109 - Preparing and Creating Lesson Plans ED110 - Time and Stress Management for Instructors ED111 - Active Learning Methods ED112 - Influencing Student Motivation ED113 - Managing the Adult Classroom ED114 - Questioning in the Classroom ED115 - Soft Skills for Instructors ED116 - Critical Thinking Processes and Applications ED117 - Teaching Gen Y Students ED119 - Using Technology to Engage and Educate ED120 - Nonverbal Communication in the Classroom ED121 - Creating Service Learning Opportunities for Students ED123 - Adaptive Learning in Higher Education ED124 - Flipping Your Classroom ED125 - Effective and Efficient Instructional Strategies ED126 - Integrating Technology into Education ED127 - Tablets as Teaching Tools ED201 - Students with Disabilities in the Classroom ED202 - Teaching English Language Learners ED204 - Tomorrow's Learning Environment Today ED205 - Enhancing Students' Professional Skills ED206 - Teaching in the Lab and Shop Environment ED207 - Outside the Classroom: Experiential Learning ED208 - Adult Learning Theories ED209 - Students as Customers ED310 - Teaching Medical Terminology in Fun and Exciting Ways ED311 - Creative Teaching Tools in Clinical and Didactic Courses ED312 - Teaching to the Learning Styles of Allied Health Students ED322 - Introduction to Culinary Instruction ED330 - Effective Assessments for Bodywork Instructors
CM102 - Raising the Bar - Compliant Communications with Students CM140 - Title IX and VAWA Training: Building Safer Campuses CM141 - FERPA and Privacy: A Practical Approach CM251 - Students with Disabilities: Legal Obligations and Opportunities
CHEP in Online Teaching
EL101 - Designing and Developing Online Courses EL102 - Online Teaching Techniques EL103 - Teaching Online: A Student-Centered Approach EL104 - Teaching and Organizing a Virtual Learning Environment EL105 - Online Language: Communicating with Students EL106 - Evaluating Student Learning in Online Courses EL107 - Designing Dynamic and Technology-Rich Learning Environments EL108 - Preparing Students to Become Good Online Learners EL109 - Using Rubrics to Enhance Online Learning EL110 - Effective Use of Social Media in Online Courses EL111 - Assistive Technologies for the Online Learner EL112 - Workload Management Strategies for Teaching Online EL113 - Active Learning in an Online Environment EL114 - Respecting Copyrights and Leveraging Available Resources EL115 - Gaming and Simulation in Online Learning EL116 - The Asynchronous, Self-Directed Learning Model EL201 - Online Communication: Engaging and Retaining Online Learners
CM102 - Raising the Bar - Compliant Communications with Students CM140 - Title IX and VAWA Training: Building Safer Campuses CM141 - FERPA and Privacy: A Practical Approach CM251 - Students with Disabilities: Legal Obligations and Opportunities
CHEP in Admissions
Core A minimum of 6 courses must be taken from the core training area. AD105 - Communication Essentials AD106 - Powerful Telephone Techniques AD107 - Connecting with Today's Students AD108 - Best Practices in an Ethical Enrollment Process AD109 - Questioning Skills MT101 - Creating Publicity for Your Educational Institution MT102 - Developing an Effective Advertising Plan MT103 - Placing Media for Results! MT105 - How to Gain Media Awareness for Your Institution
CM102 - Raising the Bar - Compliant Communications with Students CM104 - Compliant Interactions: Acting with Integrity CM106 - Creating a Compliant Culture: Do's and Don'ts CM140 - Title IX and VAWA Training: Building Safer Campuses CM141 - FERPA and Privacy: A Practical Approach CM150 - Understanding the Language and Intention of Accreditation Standards CM151 - Onsite Visits – Be Ready Anytime CM251 - Students with Disabilities: Legal Obligations and Opportunities ML116 - Writing Skills ML117 - Presentation Skills ML118 - Coaching Skills ML119 - Persuasion Skills ML120 - Feedback Skills ML121 - Negotiation Skills ML122 - Difficult Interactions ML133 - Goal Setting ML134 - Career Management ML135 - Time Management ML136 - Stress Management RT101 - Improving Retention through Timely Intervention RT102 - Orientation and First Week Activities to Increase Retention RT103 - Implementing Successful Student Retention Strategies RT104 - Best Practices to Enhance Student Retention RT105 - Raising the Bar to 'First-Class' Customer Service
CHEP in Career Services
Core A minimum of 6 courses must be taken from the core training area. CS101 - Setting Up an Effective Career Services Department CS102 - Empowering Students to Find and Secure the Right Job CS103 - Assisting Students in Designing Impactful Career Marketing Collateral CS104 - Developing a Social Media Strategy for Career Services CS105 - Setting Up an Effective Alumni Association CS108 - Supporting Veterans in Becoming Gainfully Employed CS109 - Empowering Students with an Arrest or Conviction CS110 - Providing Career Services for Students with Disabilities CS201 - Institutional Best Practices to Maximize Graduate Employment Outcomes CS202 - Best Practices in Graduate Employment Verification & Documentation
CM102 - Raising the Bar - Compliant Communications with Students CM104 - Compliant Interactions: Acting with Integrity CM140 - Title IX and VAWA Training: Building Safer Campuses CM141 - FERPA and Privacy: A Practical Approach CM150 - Understanding the Language and Intention of Accreditation Standards CM151 - Onsite Visits – Be Ready Anytime CM251 - Students with Disabilities: Legal Obligations and Opportunities ML116 - Writing Skills ML117 - Presentation Skills ML118 - Coaching Skills ML119 - Persuasion Skills ML120 - Feedback Skills ML121 - Negotiation Skills ML122 - Difficult Interactions ML133 - Goal Setting ML134 - Career Management ML135 - Time Management ML136 - Stress Management RT101 - Improving Retention through Timely Intervention RT102 - Orientation and First Week Activities to Increase Retention RT103 - Implementing Successful Student Retention Strategies RT104 - Best Practices to Enhance Student Retention RT105 - Raising the Bar to 'First-Class' Customer Service
CHEP in Campus Operations
Core A minimum of 6 courses must be taken from the core training area. FA110 - Developing an Efficient Financial Aid Office FA120 - Default Prevention: A State of Mind FA210 - Application Process: Verification, C-Codes and PJ FA230 - Financial Aid Management - Compliance without Compromise FA231 - Regulatory Compliance - Outside the Financial Aid Office OP105 - Developing a Five-year Plan for Your Educational Institution OP106 - Developing New Programs: Research and Selection OP110 - Developing Effective Advisory and Governing Boards OP115 - Hiring the Right Faculty for Your Institution OP121 - Managing Online Faculty at a Distance
CM101 - Internal Audits: Building a Compliant Campus CM102 - Raising the Bar - Compliant Communications with Students CM104 - Compliant Interactions: Acting with Integrity CM140 - Title IX and VAWA Training: Building Safer Campuses CM141 - FERPA and Privacy: A Practical Approach CM150 - Understanding the Language and Intention of Accreditation Standards CM151 - Onsite Visits – Be Ready Anytime CM251 - Students with Disabilities: Legal Obligations and Opportunities ML116 - Writing Skills ML117 - Presentation Skills ML118 - Coaching Skills ML119 - Persuasion Skills ML120 - Feedback Skills ML121 - Negotiation Skills ML122 - Difficult Interactions ML133 - Goal Setting ML134 - Career Management ML135 - Time Management ML136 - Stress Management ML139 - Customer Focus ML140 - Marketing Essentials ML141 - Finance Essentials ML142 - Budgeting Essentials ML143 - Creating a Business Case ML144 - Creating a Business Plan ML145 - Process Improvement ML146 - Measuring Performance RT101 - Improving Retention through Timely Intervention RT102 - Orientation and First Week Activities to Increase Retention RT103 - Implementing Successful Student Retention Strategies RT104 - Best Practices to Enhance Student Retention RT105 - Raising the Bar to 'First-Class' Customer Service
CHEP in Leadership
Core A minimum of 6 courses must be taken from the core training area. LS101 - Do You Manage Or Lead? LS102 - How Do You Lead? LS103 - Your Leadership Impact LS104 - Your Leadership Legacy LS105 - Your Leadership Toolkit LS106 - This Way to Leadership
CM101 - Internal Audits: Building a Compliant Campus CM102 - Raising the Bar - Compliant Communications with Students CM104 - Compliant Interactions: Acting with Integrity CM140 - Title IX and VAWA Training: Building Safer Campuses CM141 - FERPA and Privacy: A Practical Approach CM150 - Understanding the Language and Intention of Accreditation Standards CM151 - Onsite Visits – Be Ready Anytime CM251 - Students with Disabilities: Legal Obligations and Opportunities ML110 - New Manager Transitions ML111 - Leading and Motivating ML112 - Team Leadership ML113 - Team Management ML114 - Meeting Management ML115 - Project Management ML116 - Writing Skills ML117 - Presentation Skills ML118 - Coaching Skills ML119 - Persuasion Skills ML120 - Feedback Skills ML121 - Negotiation Skills ML122 - Difficult Interactions ML123 - Managing Upward ML124 - Managing Virtual Teams ML125 - Managing Diversity ML126 - Effective Hiring ML127 - Effective Delegation ML128 - Retaining Employees ML129 - Developing Employees ML130 - Evaluating Employees ML131 - Laying Off Employees ML132 - Dismissing Employees ML133 - Goal Setting ML134 - Career Management ML135 - Time Management ML136 - Stress Management ML137 - Change Management ML138 - Crisis Management ML147 - Decision Making ML148 - Strategic Thinking ML149 - Strategy Execution ML150 - Innovation and Creativity ML151 - Implementing Innovation