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Online Franchise Certification Program

Critical skills for those looking to start a business or help expand one

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Are you looking for opportunities for independence? Do you have a strong entrepreneurial spirit? Are you detail-oriented and a good teacher? Franchising offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to be in business for themselves but not by themselves. Discover franchising’s freedom and possibilities with Haslam’s Franchising Certification program.

A warm welcome from Franchise Certification program instructor,

Cordell Riley.

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The Super Seven

Within eight weeks, participants gain experience in the seven main components of the franchising business, including:

  1. Foundations: How franchising differs from other businesses
  2. Evaluation: Determining the right franchise business for you
  3. Acquisition: Learning to write a business plan and obtain funding
  4. Building: Recruiting, hiring and retaining franchise employees
  5. Leadership: Modeling the qualities of a successful franchise leader
  6. Operations: Managing and measuring operational components of franchising
  7. Growth: Implementing successful practices to ensure successful growth

Eight Weeks,
Many Benefits

Completion of this certification program will yield numerous benefits, including:

The two sides of franchising
Find your place as a new business owner as part of an established brand or in a corporate franchising department

Success, defined
Learn best practices for operating or supporting a franchise

Learn from the best
Gain insights from franchise industry professionals with decades of experience

360-degree support
Get to know other students and extend your professional network through a national advisory board of professional franchisors

Who will benefit?

The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UT’s Haslam College of Business knows and trains entrepreneurs to pair passion with business acumen. Looking to change careers? Transitioning from military or public service to civilian life? Ready to utilize your organizational and training skills to support tomorrow’s entrepreneurs? Franchise certification program students receive a firm foundational knowledge of franchising as an entrepreneurial option that expands and enriches known brands.


Hear from some of our past course graduates.

“This is very valuable to me, because as a business owner I am always looking to understand what is the future of any business.”

“The entire course was absolutely invaluable to someone seeking to start a franchise.”

“Anyone who wants to set themselves up for success in franchising needs to take this class.”

Ready to level up?

Get started and learn what it takes to have a successful franchise.

Contact Robyn Geron for more information.