How long does it take to complete a module?
If you do all the readings and assignments associated with each module, it should take approximately 16 hours to complete.
How long do I have to complete a module?
Please refer to the store front for additional information regarding due dates. Note that if you are a scholarship recipient or are participating as a part of a group or cohort, your funder or sponsor may elect to shorten the timeline in which you need to complete each module.
What happens if I fail to complete a module by the expiration date?
You will need to re-register and repay for that module in order to complete the module and receive your Certificate of Completion.
Can I take more than one module at a time?
You can certainly register for as many modules as you like at once, but we strongly recommend that you work on only one module at a time. As soon as you complete one module you can begin the next.
Do I need to take the modules in order?
If you are only registering for a couple of modules, you can certainly take the modules in any order you like. If you plan to attain the Aim4Excellence™ national director credential by completing all nine modules, however, we suggest you take them in sequence, beginning with Module 1. Please note that if you are taking the modules for college credit, you must complete them in sequence within a course.
How many clock hours will I receive for each module?
Each module is worth 16 clock hours. After successfully completing a module you’ll receive a certificate with the clock hours indicated at the bottom.
I’m from Illinois. How long will it take my clock hours to appear on the Gateways for Opportunity Registry?
Clock hours for those modules you successfully complete will automatically appear on the Illinois Gateways for Opportunity Registry. Allow up to 60 days from your certificate date for the module to appear on your registry.
How do I get a new or replacement credential?
You can request a new credential by emailing the Aim4Excellence Manager or by calling (847)947-5054. There is a $10.00 replacement fee, the credential will not be sent without the $10.00 fee paid in full.