Certificate of Completion Program

The TAIR Professional Development Certificate of Completion Program serves as a recognition of the efforts by members to continue their education related to institutional research by learning new skills and knowledge. The program beings with the Workshop Completion Certificate which is awarded to attendees of workshops organized or sponsored by TAIR. The program recognizes the successful completion of multiple workshops covering a broad range of topics related to institutional research. For purposes of this program, members who lead a workshop are granted credit for completing the workshop.


The Certificate of Completion Program is broken into 7 general topics or tracks. Each workshops is classified as belonging to one of the following tracks:

0. Newcomers
1. Office and Project Management
2. Data Analysis Tools and Methods
3. Technical Tools & Skills
4. Presentation Skills
5. Reporting Knowledge and Skills
6. Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

Level Requirements

In order to recognize the completion of workshops covering multiple tracks, the program recognizes 3 levels of completion. THe requirements for each level are:

Level 1
(15 hrs)
Newcomers Workshop (or waiver*)
Course from Track 2 (Data Analysis Tools)
Elective Track 1 (course from Track 1, 3-6)
1 Additional Workshops from any Track
Level 2
(12 hrs)
Level 1 Certificate +
Elective Track 2
3 Additional Workshops from any Track
Level 3
(12 hrs)
Level 2 Certificate +
Elective Track 3
3 Additional Workshops from any Track

Workshops taken for the Elective Tracks must represent different tracks for each of the 3 levels. This means that Level 1 will represent Track 0 (Newcomers), Track 2 (Data Analysis Tools and Methods), and one additional Track. At level 2, workshops from at least 4 different tracks will have been completed, and by level 3 at least 5 different tracks. Additional workshops can be used to expand the breadth of training by covering additional tracks or go more in depth by taking additional workshops within a track.

*Newcomers Waiver:
Two or more years of experience in Institutional Research field may take place of Newcomers workshop. In order to request this waiver, please complete the Newcomers Workshop Waiver Form and submit it to Marc Turner, Professional Development Officer, at gmturner@txstate.edu.