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Professional Development FAQ

Is Idaho State University an accredited university? 
Yes! ISU is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Are professional development courses graduate level?
Professional Development credits are graduate, non-degree, semester credits typically offered to educators to acquire skills and knowledge for the purpose of certification renewal and salary advance. These credits are equivalent to 15 clock hours or .5 semester hours (in states where semester hours require 30 contact hours) or 15 PDPs/PDUs or 1.5 CEUs/15 OPI renewal units.

Do I need to be admitted as a student at Idaho State University?
No. Our courses do not count towards a degree.

What is the cost for professional development courses?
Our professional development courses are offered at $55/credit (some courses may have an additional fee).

Is there a limit on how many credits I can earn?
There is no limit to the number of credits you can take in a semester.

How do I request a transcript?
To request a transcript, please visit our Transcript Request page.

How will I know what grade I received?
You will need to obtain a transcript to verify what grade was posted by the instructor. All courses are either S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Grades are final once posted on your transcript. No credits are awarded for any course in which a U (unsatisfactory) is earned.

Is there a limit to how soon I can submit an online course for grading? There is no limit for how soon you can submit an online course for grading. Once submitted the course will be posted on your transcript within one week (for VESi course limits, please see the course catalog)

Will I receive an IRS 1098-T form? 
Professional Development Courses do not qualify for Form 1098-T because these graduate-level, non-degree, semester credit courses are not applicable towards a degree.

What is your refund policy? 
We are unable to offer refunds. Please check with your state/district to ensure that they will accept our credits before you register and pay.