To recognize our most experienced and active members, CollegeSource currently offers four certification programs as professional development opportunities for our TES and uAchieve/DARwin encoding clients. At this time, the following types of certification are available based on an individual’s training record and experience:

TES Basic Certification
To receive a TES Basic certification, you must attend the online workshop which is held over two half-days and includes hands-on instruction as well as exercises to complete. Those who finish the course will receive a certification in the mail. The certification course is held monthly and space is limited to 15 people. See the below schedule to register for an upcoming course.

TES Administrator Certification
To become a certified as a TES Administrator, you must:

  • Attend a two-part pre-conference workshop and selected sessions at the CollegeSource Annual Conference
  • Have been using TES for at least one year
  • Maintain an active position in a TES-licensed institution

Experience should be affirmed by a signed reference letter from a supervisor indicating current employment with a statement that TES is a routine part of the individual’s job. Certificates are awarded at the end of the annual conference.

uAchieve Degree Audit Encoder Certification
To become a certified uAchieve Degree Audit Encoder, you must have been

  • Actively encoding for at least the last two years at a licensed u.achieve/DARwin institution
  • Attended the uAchieve Basic Encoding Workshop either at our office in Cincinnati, online, or delivered by a CollegeSource specialist at your institution
  • Attended the uAchieve Intermediate Encoding Workshop at our Cincinnati, Ohio office or delivered by a CollegeSource specialist at your institution

Individuals who have never attended formal CollegeSource training but have been encoding for more than 10 years may provide evidence of such encoding work history with two references and evidence of community service in place of the training requirement.

uAchieve Transfer Articulation Encoder Certification
To become a certified uAchieve Transfer Articulation encoder, you must have been actively encoding for at least the last two years at a licensed u.achieve/DARwin institution and attended the uAchieve Transfer Articulation Encoding Workshop at our Cincinnati, Ohio office, online, or delivered by CollegeSource specialist at your institution. As listed above, if you have been a TA encoder for more than 10 years you may provide two references and evidence of community service in place of the training requirement.

Certificate holders will receive a printed, signed certificate and will be listed on the CollegeSource Support Center website. Certification will last for two years, at which point it may be renewed based on meeting continuing criteria.


To apply, see a list of certificate holders, or view requirements for renewal, please visit our Support Center.


Jan08 - Feb09

uAchieve® Basics Online Training

Jan 8, 2018 - Feb 9, 2018

Jan23 - Jan24

TES Basic Certification

Jan 23, 2018 - Jan 24, 2018

Feb05 - Mar09

uAchieve® Transfer Articulation (TA) Online Training

Feb 5, 2018 - Mar 9, 2018

Feb21 - Feb22

TES Basic Certification

Feb 21, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018

Mar06 - Mar09

uAchieve® Basic Encoding Workshop

Mar 6, 2018 - Mar 9, 2018

Apr02 - May04

uAchieve® Basics Online Training

Apr 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018

May07 - Jun08

uAchieve® Transfer Articulation (TA) Online Training

May 7, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018

Jul09 - Aug10

uAchieve® Basics Online Training

Jul 9, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018

Aug06 - Sep07

uAchieve® Transfer Articulation (TA) Online Training

Aug 6, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018

Sep18 - Sep21

uAchieve® Intermediate Encoding Workshop

Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018

Oct01 - Nov02

uAchieve® Basics Online Training

Oct 1, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018

Nov05 - Dec07

uAchieve® Transfer Articulation (TA) Online Training

Nov 5, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018