IPEDS Keyholder Essentials: A Beginner's Guide - June 2023

June 01-30, 2023
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AIR's online course, IPEDS Keyholder Essentials: A Beginner's Guide, is a mentor-supported course that can be taken from the comfort of your home or office

Course Description

Created for data providers with less than 9 months of experience as keyholders, this course covers basic concepts and definitions, such as what IPEDS is, components that make up an IPEDS submission, IPEDS requirements and your responsibilities as a Keyholder, and tips and tricks on how to complete accurate and timely IPEDS submissions

This curriculum is intended for both officially designated IPEDS Keyholders as well as individuals that serve in a secondary Keyholder role assisting the official IPEDS Keyholder in the data collection/entry process.

NOTE: Participants may only enroll in ONE keyholder course at a time. Additionally, participants should allow 10-12 hours to complete their chosen course within a one-month period. 


  • No tuition charge to participants
  • Mentor supported
  • Self-paced curriculum (10-12 hours) over the course of one month


Registration closes May 22, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET or when seating capacity is reached.

Space is limited to 200 participants per course, and online seating is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seat confirmations are delivered via email on a rolling basis approximately 3 business days after an online seat registration is submitted.

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Questions? Email the AIR IPEDS Keyholder Course staff at or call 850-391-3856.

Financial support for the development and management of this online course is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Event Type(s): Online Course
Event Topic: IPEDS
Experience Level: Beginner
Date(s): June 01-30, 2023
Cutoff Date: May 22, 2023