Effort Certification Training

Faculty, staff, and administrators involved in the effort certification process should complete an on-line training module covering Effort Certification.

Effort Certification on sponsored projects is a significant compliance risk facing The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) as well as all other institutions of The University of Texas System (UT System). As a result, UT System implemented governing policy in the form of UTS163 – Guidance on Effort Reporting Policies. (A full copy of UTS163 is available at http://www.utsystem.edu/bor/procedures/policy/policies/uts163.html). One requirement of UTS163 is the establishment of an education and training program on Effort Certification. To meet this requirement UT Austin designed an Effort Certification Training module to provide the following:

All individuals who have access to UT Austin’s on-line Effort Certification System (ECS) should take the training module.

The module should take between 30-45 minutes to complete and once started must be completed. Upon conclusion of the module, each individual must take a mandatory test comprised of 12 questions. A passing grade of 75% will be required in order to receive credit for completion of this module.

The module is hosted on the Compliance Training System administered by University Compliance Services here CW 520 Effort Certification Training. A preview of the training is available here CW 520 Effort Certification Training PPT (information only) [PDF] [PowerPoint].

Should you have questions or issues with the Effort Certification Training module, please contact the Office of Sponsored Projects - Sponsored Projects Award Administration at 512-471-6231 and ask for the Effort Certification Training Coordinator, or send an email to effort@austin.utexas.edu.