Administrative Professionals - Career Path

Admin Professionals Are Essential to a Well-run Tech Transfer Office

AUTM strives to provide educational opportunities to advance the knowledge and careers of technology transfer administrative professionals. 

Are you new to the profession? Here are resources to help you get started.

The AUTM Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills (TOOLS) course is offered each year for those who are new to the profession. This course is designed for professionals responsible for the administration of a technology transfer office. The workshops provides a fundamental understanding of technology transfer, and the patent and licensing processes, along with efficient ways to manage and utilize large volumes of information and data. The complexities of finance matters including budgeting, tracking expenses and managing the receipt and distribution of licensing revenue will also be examined. These interactive workshops include plenty of case studies and examples.

Candidate Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP)
Apply for this new designation designed for those with six months of experience. Securing this designation a serious interest in a career iin technology transfer, and aspirations for the highest performance standards. Visit the ATTP website

Apply for Your RTTP 


  • Operations Course
  • Compliance Course

Webinar Resources:
AUTM offers a wealth of webinars for administrative professionals at all levels of experience.

Special Interest Groups
Participate in these discussion groups to share your challenges and solutions with colleagues.

Experienced Professionals
For administrative professionals who have a few years of experience, AUTM offers this in-person course:

  • AUTM Compliance Course
Hunkered down? AUTM has recorded versions of the courses for your convenience.

Career Advancement Opportunity
To further advance your career, consider this professional certification program designed by seasoned administrative professionals.

Additional Resources:
The AUTM Annual Meeting offers a full track of training for administrative professionals.  Here are some examples of how you can advance your career at an AUTM Annual Meeting.

Ready to move your career to the next level?
  • Visit the AUTM Career Center for career opportunities.
  • Learn more about the Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) certification.
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