Announcements for Certified Approvers

Tricky Scenarios

Tuesday, June 6, 1PM
1 hour CE credit
Please register via Training Hub

Attendance is limited to 25 participants. If your registration is confirmed, the Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the training. If you are able to register and cannot attend please let us know so we can allow a person on the waiting list to attend.


  • David Hagen, Director, Office of Cost Analysis
  • Nicole Pilman, Director, Sponsored Financial Reporting
  • Amy Rollinger, Associate Director, Sponsored Projects Administration

If you have a tricky scenario you would like for us to address, please send it to Jennifer Olson at

New Training Opportunities

No new opportunities available at this time. Please check back here in the future.

New Fall SPECTRUM/SPA Course

No Spectrum/SPA courses available at the moment.

New Certified Approver Course in Training Hub

August 4, 2022
RIACT Director, Danielle Rintala, announced a new CA course and certification steps. Read How to Become a Certified Approver to see what's changed.

Discussion Group Changes

Effective 5/4/23, the Community of Practice Discussion Groups are changing from seven topic-driven groups to one email listserv. The listserv address is: The listserv is to be used as an online resource where the CA community can ask questions, as well as contribute ideas and constructive solutions. The listserv is for CA use only; it is a private listserv that all CAs will be assigned. When you send emails to the listserv, do not share sensitive information or identifiable details. Try to ask or respond to questions in a generic way.  

CE credit guidelines are still an option for posing/answering questions. Please see the Certified Approval site for details:

For questions, please contact

CA Program Changes Announced

July 18, 2022
The CA Program has changed its exam and continuing education requirements to ensure the program's long term viability and to better align with the current needs of the University's research compliance environment. Read the June 18 announcement.

CAAC Monthly Meetings Set

July 1, 2022
Dates for the monthly CAAC meeting are set for the FY23 year. Meetings are held 1:00-2:30pm via Zoom.

  • 09/22/22
  • 10/27/22
  • 11/24/22
  • 12/22/22
  • 01/26/23
  • 02/23/23
  • 03/23/23
  • 04/27/23
  • 05/25/23
  • 06/22/23

Russia/Ukraine Sanctions Notice

February 23, 2022
The federal government has imposed financial and export/import sanctions relating to the conflict in Ukraine. An overview of the key restrictions is available on the Export Controls website. If CAs encounter any situations involving a party located in Ukraine or Russia, they should contact Pat Briscoe ( or 612-625-3860) before proceeding.