Training funds requests are being accepted for 2022-2023 in accordance with policy. 

James Madison University encourages and supports the professional development of its employees.Funds are available for AP Faculty, classified staff and wage employees, who have been employed at JMU for at least one year and after the completion of their probationary period, if applicable.

Funds may be requested to reimburse departmental expenditures (to account 122400 or 122800 only) for participation in job-related professional development opportunities as well as job-related training materials including the following:

Conferences Workshops Seminars Certification Manuals*
Certification Programs* Webinars Training DVDs Workbooks
Certified Supervisor ICPM Books Other Reading Materials Foundations of Project Management Certificate **

JMU will not pay for workshops taken to meet minimum requirements of an employee's present job, for a *certification that is part of a program of study that will qualify the employee for a new trade or business, or for travel and lodging expenses associated with the training. Additionally, Training Funds may not be used to pay for conference/event fees associated with presenting responsibilities. Training Funds may only be used to support job related employee learning activities. Reminder: Review Finance Policies and Procedures. We cannot reimburse trainings that do not follow purchasing guidelines.

**At this time Talent Development will consider reimbursing the Foundations of Project Management and Team Communications Certificate offered through the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), if the request is made prior to enrollment. Note that payment must follow the request for training funds flowchart. For more information concerning Training Funds, please see Policy 1403.

To Request Training Funds:

  • Complete the Request for Training Funds form and PRINT OUT THE FORM
  • SIGN the form and have your Supervisor sign the form (using blue ink)
  • MAIL the original document, with original signatures, to the Talent Development Department via intercampus mail (MSC 5808) for review
  • Within 5-7 business days, after review by the Director of Talent Development, you will receive an email stating status (approval/denied, amount) and further instructions
  • Within 10 days of the training event/conference, or if the event has already been attended, the participant must submit a Learning Summary and a copy of the receipt for payment of the registration cost (Proof of Payment [POP]) in order to receive departmental reimbursement to either account 122400 or 122800 (no other accounts can be funded)

Training funds are available by fiscal year, which ends June 30. Proof of payment and learning summary are due by June 1 so Talent Development can process reimbursements in time to meet end-of-year deadlines. We will accept Requests for Training Funds until May 18 for training that occurs by June 30, so long as proof of payment and a learning summary are provided by June 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Testa, at 540-568-5366 or email:


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