Administrative Professionals Training (APT) Certification

Succeed in a hybrid work environment and put the latest procedures, policies, and systems to work for you and your team. The Administrative Professionals Training Certification Program helps you build the skills and knowledge you need to thrive.

Upcoming APT Sessions

APT certification sessions are offered in-person only.


Excel 2: Excel for Fundraising Support (Core session)

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. 
OIB Room 131/133
Registration coming soon

Ready to sharpen your Excel skills and streamline workflows? Join us for this next level Excel session designed to help you maximize time and grow your professional skillset. We will cover some Excel basics, dive into some advanced applications, and walk through scenarios or questions you have sent us in advance. Bring your laptop to work alongside your peers. Feel free to send questions or challenges ahead of time for us to solve to

Creative Problem-Solving: Art as Mindfulness (Elective session)

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. 
OIB Room 131/133
Registration coming soon

Creativity and curiosity are essential to solving new and complex problems in the workplace. In this informal and fun session, we will tap into your creative mindset to unlock your ability to approach an issue from every angle, opening the door for innovative ways of improving your work environment. Our visiting artist will be Carolyn Capps, former UVA art instructor and current artist at the McGuffey Art Center. See Carolyn’s artist biography here

Gift Processing: Overview (Core session)

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
OIB Room 131/133
Details and registration coming soon.


FY23 Requirements

Most APT sessions will be offered on Collaboration Days and during the Week of Learning and Day of Learning events.To earn your certificate, complete the following during this fiscal year:

  • Eight core sessions
  • Four elective sessions


Recognition and Incentives

  • Certificate earners are recognized each year. Previous recognition events include a luncheon and a chocolate tasting with a local chocolatier. 
  • Managers receive notification of certification to include in participants' annual performance evaluations.
  • Participants who earn certificates for five years will receive an additional gift.

If you have questions about the APT certification program, please contact Shelby Bowen.