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Resources for University Staff

SPCS is pleased to offer personal enrichment and professional development opportunities and courses for University staff. We encourage you to take advantage of your tuition remission benefit and try something new!

CompTIA Certification Exam and CertMaster Discount

The University of Richmond is a CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner. Our partnership enables us to offer preferred academic pricing on CompTIA certification exams and CertMaster.

  • To purchase a discounted exam voucher or CertMaster at the preferred academic pricing, visit the CompTIA Academic Marketplace at and use your email address to create an account (My Account > New Customers).
  • Alumni who have not yet activated their email address should visit the Alumni SSO Credential Service at to set up their email address.
  • This discount is available to current UR students, faculty, and staff along with alumni. To take advantage of this discount, you must use your email address. 

Tuition Remission

Human Resources offers generous tuition remission opportunities for full-time staff employees. Review the University’s Tuition Remission Policy.

Benefits apply to staff members, their spouses and dependent children. These benefits can be applied to personal enrichment and professional development courses from the Think Again catalog as well as for credit-earning courses (spring, fall and summer) from our degree programs.

Professional Development

SPCS offers a wide range of professional development opportunities that may be incorporated into staff members’ performance feedback and development plans.


  • We offer many professional programs that can be earned by taking one or just a few courses. Among the programs available are online teaching, beer brewer professional and geographical information systems (GIS).
  • We offer certificates in nonprofit marketing, board development, grant writing and fundraising through the School’s Institute on Philanthropy.
  • We offer interior decorating certificates through our Interior Decorating program.
  • We offer course work toward Certified Financial Planner™ certification.

SPCS also offers online courses through educational partners that will enrich or enhance existing skills.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is an important component of workplace health and wellness. In addition to the Weinstein Center’s free fitness programming for Weinstein Center members, SPCS is pleased to offer leisure courses in categories like Personal Finance and Personal Wellness.

We also offer youth programs, including SAT and PSAT Prep courses, especially during the summer.

And if you’re looking to learn something new just for the fun of it, consider a language or cultural studies class or explore a new art form.

In partnership with the Institute of Reading Development (IRD), IRD provides University faculty, staff, partners and dependents discounted tuition on reading development classes during the summer.

Academic Programs

SPCS offers undergraduate degrees in Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Liberal Arts and Paralegal Studies. We also offer undergraduate* certificates in Information Systems and Paralegal Studies.

At the graduate level, we offer degrees in Education, Human Resource ManagementLiberal Arts and Nonprofit Studies. We offer graduate certificates in Education (K-12 Teacher Licensure Preparation), Human Resource Management and Nonprofit Studies.

For professional development or personal enrichment, staff members may also enroll as non-degree seeking students in individual undergraduate or graduate classes** that have no prerequisites.

For more information about applying, visit our Admissions pages.

* Undergraduate certificates require an earned bachelor’s degree.

** Non-degree seeking graduate students must provide evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree.

Contact Us

Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays