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Professional Development

All Professional Development activities must be submitted for approval via the Professional Development Request Form. At least one month prior to the date of a conference or training, the employee must complete the Professional Development Request Form and attach appropriate documentation supporting the conference or training. No travel arrangements should be completed or paid for until final approval is received.

After final approval, FAEHS Operations will email a copy of the approved form to the employee and the appropriate administrative staff member to process any payments for this event using the account number listed on the form as assigned by the Facilities Financial Management department. Some items should be paid with a University P-card such as Conference Registration, Airfare and Hotel. For questions relating to Professional Development please call Facilities Training at 205-934-1054.

For reimbursement of items not paid using University P-Card, a Travel Reimbursement Form must be completed and submitted to the Admin Associate with applicable receipts. Please refer to UAB’s Travel Guidelines for information about meals, transportation and all non-reimbursable/unallowable expenses.

In addition to the Professional Development Request Form, all domestic travel must be approved by the traveler’s supervisor via a Travel Pre-Approval Form prior to committing to related expenses.  The Travel Pre-Approval Form requests high-level information about the trip including estimated costs, funding source(s), and explanations on why the travel is essential. Please complete the Travel Pre-Approval Form and submit with your Professional Development Request Form.