IPEDS Keyholder Essentials: A Beginner's Guide - October 2023 (Full)

October 01-31, 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


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.

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).


If you have any special needs addressed by the American with Disabilities Act, please contact the IPEDS Team at 850-385-4155 x2 or email

About Keyholder Courses Terms and Conditions

Event Type(s): Online Course
Event Topic: IPEDS
Experience Level: Beginner
Date(s): October 01-31, 2023
Cutoff Date: Sep 20, 2023