The UT Validation course is the capstone experience for individuals pursuing their Certified Deal Architect. Registering for the UT Validation course is a requirement for anyone wanting to become a Certified Deal Architect.
This course is a one-on-one distance learning course where CDA candidates are paired with a UT Faculty mentor who will review their Vested Agreement as part of the UT Validation course. The faculty member will provide a comprehensive review of how well the CDA candidate applied the Vested 5 Rules/10 Contractual Elements in their contract.
The UT Validation course is undertaken after the individual(s) pursuing their CDA have completed their Vested Agreement. Ideally, it is done just before signing the agreement to provide timely feedback on how well the CDA candidate applied their learning’s. However, the course can be taken any time after the CDA candidate has completed their Vested agreement. It can also be taken before (and after) the CDA candidate begins their Vested journey to provide a baseline on their existing agreement.
What’s in It for You?
By far the biggest benefit is the real-time feedback you will get from a UT Faculty members on how well you have applied the Vested 5 Rules/10 Elements appropriately (or to see your baseline before you start)
Tuition: $8,500 per agreement to be validated.
This course is usually taken as a group with the business partners (e.g., buyer and supplier) splitting the cost. A $500 additional administrative fee for each person after the first. The cost of a four-person buyer-supplier team would be $2500 per person.
Reach out to Mike Watts – program Chief of Staff – who can answer questions and provide personalized help in getting registered. Mike can be reached at [email protected]
“HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO TAKE THIS COURSE?”
This is a misleading question because the course is taken after a CDA candidate has completed a Vested agreement. Completing a Vested agreement typically takes between four and seven months, with individuals using the Creating a Vested Agreement and often a Vested Center of Excellence to guide them.
“CAN MY COMPANY PAY FOR THE COURSE WITH A PURCHASE ORDER”
Yes. Please reach out Mike Watts – program Chief of Staff – who can answer questions so UT can properly invoice you. [email protected]
“THE DETAILS OF OUR RELATIONSHIP AND CONTRACT ARE CONFIDENTIAL. HOW CAN YOU ENSURE CONFIDENTIALITY?”
The UT Faculty member who conducts the validation can sign an NDA.
“DO I HAVE TO ‘FIX’ ANY GAPS THE UT FACULTY MEMBER FINDS DURING THE VALIDATION?”
No. However, if you want to have a healthy and sustainable relationship it is advised.
“IF I DO NOT PASS THE VALIDATION, CAN I TAKE IT AGAIN”
Yes. The course can be repeated once (same agreement) with no additional costs if done within three months. You can retake it as often as you want (same agreement) at a reduced cost. Your tuition will be pro-rated based on how many of the 10 Elements need to be reviewed again.