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Learning Centers of

excellence certification

Learning Center of Excellence – Texas A&M

Learning Center of Excellence – LSU

Purpose of the learning centers of excellence certification

  • Promote professional standards of excellence for learning centers

  • Recognize the need for flexibility and inclusiveness in meeting these standards

  • Encourage centers to develop, maintain and assess quality programs and services to enhance student learning

  • Honor the history of established and unique centers

  • Celebrate the outstanding achievements of centers that meet and exceed these standards


  • A plaque to be displayed in the learning center

  • A jpeg to be included on your digital materials

  • A letter to your college/university president/chancellor

  • A press release sample to share with your publications/marketing departments

  • A listing on the NCLCA website

deadlines & application fees

Applications are accepted one time annually:

  • 15 January - Notification by 15 May

  • If you intend to apply, please fill out this preliminary application before moving forward.

Please Note: Upon receipt, all Learning Center of Excellence Certification applications become the property of NCLCA. NCLCA will not return documents to applicants for any purpose, nor will it photocopy original documents for applicants. Prior to submission, applicants are responsible to make and retain photocopies of all submitted materials for future reference. Fees must be paid at time of application.

Learning Center of Excellence Certification application fees:

  • Initial Designation (3 years) - $500

  • Renewal (5 years) - $250 

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how to apply

  • Please use the application form.

  • Please carefully follow the application checklist and provide the recommended evidence to support your application.

  • Appendices: We encourage the use of an appendices to keep the application itself to the specified size. But we would prefer that you create a Dropbox that includes each file in a listing and share the link with us so that the review committee can easily access. All listed files should be referenced in the appropriate location in the application. For documents created in MS Publisher, please save these as PDF files so that reviewers with Macs can read them.

  • After completing, please email the application (preferably as a Dropbox link) to Laura Sanders at laura.sanders@valpo.edu 


    Payments can be made online via NCLCA's online store, hosted by Square

    If you have any questions about the LCE Certification, please contact Laura Sanders Laura.Sanders@valpo.edu | 219-464-5210  

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