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To Earn a BUILD Certificate

Participants must complete a total of 10 credits to complete the BUILD Certificate, including the core workshop–Inclusive Excellence at Boise State. You can begin the program at any time and complete the requirements at your own pace.  Upon finishing 10 credits, participants must complete a short final reflection form in order to earn their certificate.

There are some things to keep in mind about the certificate and the opportunities that count towards it:

  • Taking the BUILD Core Workshop–Inclusive Excellence at Boise State–before other opportunities isn’t required, but it is strongly suggested to take it as soon as you can. This workshop provides a strong foundation for much of the work we do.
  • If you have already attended an Inclusive Excellence session facilitated by BUILD somewhere else on campus (e.g., at New Faculty Orientation, in the Course Design Institute, etc.), you don’t have to also complete the core workshop. However, there are differences between the sessions, and some participants do choose to attend both.
  • Participants can earn credits towards their BUILD Certificate through both BUILD sponsored programming AND other programming that aligns with the goals of the BUILD Certificate. This list of external programming contains some opportunities but is not exhaustive. If you are unsure whether an opportunity counts, contact us at to discuss it.
  • You will need to keep track of any events and activities that you participate in for the certificate. Please feel free to use this template to help you keep track. If you ever want a list of BUILD sponsored activities that you have attended, please email us at

What Counts Towards The BUILD Certificate?

  • We offer face-to-face, remote synchronous, online asynchronous, and even hybrid learning opportunities–all of which count towards the BUILD Certificate.
  • Participants may count opportunities attended prior to enrollment in the BUILD Certificate.
  • A typical workshop or event usually counts for 1 credit towards completion of the BUILD Certificate. However, some extended opportunities (e.g., Book Circles, Communities of Practice, or conferences focused on Equity and Inclusion) count for more.
  • One of the primary goals of the BUILD Certificate is creating opportunities for employees to practice skills and have conversations with colleagues about equity and inclusion. For this reason, asynchronous learning opportunities can only account for up to 3 BUILD credits.
  • In the spirit of broad learning, no more than 3 BUILD credits for learning about any one specific identity group (e.g., students with disabilities/accessibility, first generation students) may be counted towards the certificate.
  • In the spirit of maximizing your commitment to learning through such programs as BUILD and the CTL’s Ten for Teaching certificate, we ask that you only “double dip” a maximum of 4 learning opportunities between the two certificate programs.