How to Obtain Faculty Status
Faculty Status is first earned by completing four Certification courses. You can view all available Certification courses here. These courses are marked by a badge icon just like the one shown here.
Current Event Certifications
You can also earn Current Event Certifications by completing any four non-Certificate courses. All of these courses can be viewed here. These courses do not have a badge icon like the one above. In summary, 4 non-Certificate courses equals 1 Certificate course.
Maintaining Faculty Status
Faculty Status is current for two years. To keep your Faculty status you must:
- Complete a new Certificate course (or four new non-Certificate courses) within two years. Doing so pushes your expiration date out another two years.
- Maintain your WELCOA Membership.
Email reminders are sent out ahead of your Faculty expiration date according to the following schedule:
- 6 months out
- 3 months out
- 1 month out
- 1 week out
Notification alerts also appear on the WELCOA Institute when you log in.
Expired Faculty Status
If your Faculty status expires, you can re-earn Faculty status by completing four new Certificate courses on the WELCOA Institute.