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Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab

At the Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab at Radford University, you can access online, self-paced, competency-based education (CBE) in high-demand workforce sectors. Our approach focuses on teaching you specific skills needed to complete critical tasks within the workplace.


IMPACT's online professional certificates and credentials offer you highly effective, engaging, and workforce-aligned skills development. You'll benefit from research-based practices in cognitive science, analytics and simulation-based learning. Our structured, self-paced modules are frequently updated, ensuring you stay ahead in high-demand areas.


  • Career Ready

    Develop decisive technological insights you can use right now.

  • Quality Credentials

    Gain proficiency in core competencies aligned with industry standards.

  • Convenient

    Study from wherever you are with self-paced virtual learning activities.

  • Efficient Approach

    Earn skills-based credits for quicker certification through competency-based education.

  • Learner-Focused

    Get one-on-one feedback and support from expert instructors and learning coaches. 

  • Cost-Effective

    Invest in your professional growth! Our career pathway programs give you budget-friendly flexibility, including pay-by-the-course options.

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Choose the online professional certificate program suited to achieve your objectives, submit some basic information, pay for your program and get started. No application or prerequisites required.

Participate in self-paced, practical learning you can apply right away in the workplace. You will receive support from your learning coaches and course instructors as you progress through the content.

Earn a distinguished credential that verifies your achievement and establishes a strong impression in your field. Depending on your program, you may also earn academic credit toward a degree at Radford University.

By investing in IMPACT, partners benefit from highly qualified employees taught by some of the university’s top faculty. Our partners range from public and private companies and government localities to companies founded and owned by Radford University alumni.