CIRTL Certifications

CIRTL@UB awards three successive levels of nationally-recognized certifications to endorse and highlight your achievement to prospective employers. Each of these programs may be tailored to your field of interest, to create an individualized program. 

The following steps outline the basic requirements for each certification. Certificate programs are open to previously enrolled UB graduate students and postdocs, and all requirements can be achieved at no cost. All requirements must be complete by December 31, 2022.

Associate-Level Practitioner-Level Scholar-Level

CIRTL practitioners have a level of knowledge and skills that allow them to be scholarly teachers, where they are able to use teaching-as-research to improve their teaching practice.

Requirements for Practitioner-Level Certification

For more information, contact a CIRTL@UB administrator at

Individualized Program Guidelines for Practitioner-Level Certification

The individualized program is for those who wish to tailor the original certificate program to a specific field of study or interest. Individual programs must integrate the three CIRTL core ideas: teaching-as-research, learning communities and learning-through-diversity, and must meet the minimum hours of activity required.

For more information about the individualized program, contact a CIRTL@UB administrator at

Have you completed practitioner-level certification requirements?