Online Certification Program

EPIC30 is a 30-hour certification for those wishing to teach online. Topics include Universal Design for Learning, making accessible digital content, learning to use Blackboard LMS and best instructional design practices for online course design. Certification is available to the general public as well as Wake Tech faculty.

It is a requirement for all online instructors at Wake Tech to be certified. In addition to online faculty, seated and hybrid faculty have recognized the value and benefits of this training and have sought certification. To date, more than 600 faculty and staff have achieved online certification.

The following pathways are available for certifying Wake Tech faculty:

  • Certification by Professional Development
    A 30-hour professional development program has been developed to address the EPIC eLearning Quality Standards. Click on the EPIC30 course list below to see the available professional development courses and their recommended sequence.
    Wake Tech faculty should register for EPIC30 courses using GoSignMeUp.

    Anyone outside the college who is interested in completing this certification can find more information on how to register on the Non-Credit website.
  • Certification by mentoring (available only to new faculty)
    When a faculty member is assigned to teach online at Wake Tech for the first time, he or she may obtain certification by agreeing to work with an EPIC Master Certified Mentor within his or her department/program and concurrently completing EPIC30 during a period of no more than three 16-week semesters.