AACC organizes courses and requirements for three separate academic advising certificates:

  1. The Certificate in Academic Advising(CAA) was developed in 2007 by Elizabeth Sproston and Amber Fetner, two professional advisors in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. It covers basic advising information relevant both to prospective and current advisors across campus.
  2. The Advanced Certificate in Academic Advising (ACAA) is designed for academic advisors who have completed the Certificate in Academic Advising and/or have been working as an academic advisor for two or more years. This program provides opportunities to explore and reflect on the theories, practices, and perspectives that inform one’s advising philosophy and work.
  3. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academic Advising Certificate (DEI) is designed to provide opportunities to expand advising perspectives, knowledge, and skills around diversity, equity, and inclusion to better facilitate student success.

Participants may register for CAA, ACAA, and DEI in Advising courses via the PEP website


Spring 2024 Certificate Courses


CAA Courses

Advising Double Dawgs Students

Anatomy of a UGA Degree

DegreeWorks Plans Workshop

Demystifying Student-Athlete Advising

EL 101 for Advisors

Excel for Advisors

Global Education 101 for Advisors

Introduction to DegreeWorks


ACAA Courses

Advising Philosophy Development & Assessment

Cross-College Advising: CPH, FACS, and Vet Med

Cross-College Advising: CPH, MFCOE, and Franklin

Leadership in Academic Advising

Next Level Communication for Advisors

Transfer Advising: For Advisors, By Advisors


DEI in Advising Courses

Next Level Communication for Advisors

Strengthen Your Core

Transfer Advising: For Advisors, By Advisors