Course Delivery

All course are delivered online on a self-paced basis. All lectures are in .mp4 format, and delivered through the participant's browser. Each lecture is about 20 minutes long, with typically two to three lectures per lesson. There are four lessons per course, and four courses in the complete program.

Participants have 60-days from when the "Invitation to enroll" is sent to complete a course. This is to keep participants on a reasonable pace to complete the program. We encourage a lesson a week, but realize that time is a scarce commodity for working professionals and sometimes it takes around two weeks per lesson. At a lesson a week, the entire four-course program will take four months; at a lesson every two weeks, the program could take up to eight months to complete. This is why we encourage a lesson a week. If a participant does not complete the course within the 60-day period of access, there is a $300 fee to re-open access to the course. In all circumstances, participants are given whatever they need in terms of time in order to complete each course.

Course materials

The course includes text books, lectures, readings and assignments. All materials are included in the price of the course. This program consists of 48 contact hours in four courses.

Course offerings


The courses are now offered on a self-paced basis, with rolling admissions and rolling start and completion dates. 

Course pricing

$750 per module on an individual basis

Special pricing is available for multiple participants from the same entity.
Special pricing is available for SBDC consultants and other government agencies.

Classes limited to 20 participants.

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