Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the credits I earn from Brandman University for recertifying my teaching license and salary advancement?

Yes, Brandman University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleagues. Their credit is recognized and accepted by all districts across the United States.  

After I submit my all my work, when will I hear back from Brandman with my grade?

Brandman contacts students directly when their grade posts through email. This process can take between 2-4 weeks. If you haven’t heard back from them or have a deadline, please email Emily at, and she can help you.

What different types of payment do you accept for the classes?

For the in-person classes through the Hawaii DOE or Brandman University, you can pay with credit card (MC or VISA), check (payable to the “LoVerde Group” for Hawaii DOE classes and payable to “Brandman University” for the University credit classes) or cash. You can pay for the online classes from Brandman with either a credit card (MC or VISA) or check (payable to Brandman University).

Can Hawaii DOE school teachers take Brandman University classes?

No. Hawaii DOE school teachers can only take classes that have been approved by the District and are listed on their professional development website.

How many quarter credits is 3 semester credits?

Three semester credits are recognized as 4.5 quarter credits. Please check with your district on which scale they use.

Can I work with a colleague and turn in collaboratively completed worksheets?

Yes, but only for the Brandman University classes. For the Hawaii DOE PD credit classes, each participant must submit an individual portfolio.