Continuing Education

Professional Designations

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Prepare for, or maintain, your designation

Professional designations offer excellent opportunities to improve your skills, advance your career, and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth.

Many designation courses offered at the Online and Continuing Education can be used toward credentialed programs such as certificates and citations. In addition, the faculty offers courses and programs that will help you better prepare for specific certification exams, while also being applicable to university-conferred credentials.

Stay up-to-date and maintain professional currency in your area of practice.

Earn credits toward a UAlberta credential while you take courses for your designation.

All courses are offered through part-time study, with flexible class times and delivery formats that accommodate a variety of schedules.

Membership maintenance & preparation

Professional Association Our offerings
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Association of Change Management Professionals 

By successfully completing the Managing Organizational Change (19 PDU hours) and Change Leadership (21 hours) course students will have 40 PDU hours towards their Certified Change Management Professional (CCMPTM) designation.

EXMGT 5439 EXLDR 5623
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Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada 

Selected courses from our Environmental Studies unit are recognized by AESAC as "ESA-related courses" in the ESA Phase 1 Training section; course completion is worth 5 points (per course) toward the Certified Environmental Site Assessor (CESA) designation.

EXERM 4285

EXERM 4286

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Alberta Institute of Agrologists 

The following courses are recognized by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) as senior agrology courses related to entrance into the profession and to augment core knowledge requirements related to a practice area in AIA: EXERM 4256EXERM 4264EXERM 4265EXERM 4280EXERM 4281EXERM 4282EXERM 4284EXERM 4285EXERM 4286EXERM 4291EXERM 4297EXCPE 4269EXCPE 4307EXCPE 4290

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Alberta Professional Planners Institute 

Our ALUP courses can count towards your Continuous Professional Learning Credits (CPL) with APPI.

EXLUP 8217 EXLUP 8220 EXLUP 8222 EXLUP 8216 EXLUP 8215 EXLUP 8218 EXLUP 4103
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Blue Seal
Achievement in Business Competencies Program 

Courses from UAlberta’s Construction Management & Administration Certificate are recognized for the Blue Seal Certificate through Alberta Advanced Education—Apprenticeship and Industry Training. Geared to certified tradespeople who want to develop their business skills, the Blue Seal program prepares them to move into leadership, supervisory, and entrepreneurial roles.

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CCA Gold Seal
Canadian Construction Association 

Courses from UAlberta’s Construction Management & Administration Certificate at Online and Continuing Education are accredited by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) for Gold Seal certification. The certificate is valued by the construction industry and offers an assurance that the professional has attained a nationally recognized level of competence.

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Canadian Certified Administrative Professional 

Awarded by the Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP), the CCAP designation is a benchmark of excellence for the advanced administrative professional. Many of the CCAP courses are components of the University of Alberta’s Management Development Certificate program.

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Canadian Institute of Access and Privacy Professionals 

Students who complete UAlberta’s Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate (IAPP) will be granted the CIAPP Certified designation upon application to the Canadian Institute of Access and Privacy Professionals (CIAPP). The CIAPP Certified designation is the leading certification program for public and private sector access and privacy professionals in Canada.

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Certified in Management 

Online and Continuing Education offers the eight courses required to fulfill the academic requirements of the Certified in Management (CIM) designation. Since all of the CIM courses are components of Online and Continuing Education’s Management Development Certificate, students who complete the eight CIM courses are able to obtain a credential from the University of Alberta at the same time as they work toward their professional designation. The designation is awarded by Canada’s senior management association, the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM).

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Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors 

Completion of UAlberta’s Construction Management & Administration Certificate (CST) provides recognition of select educational requirements toward the Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) and Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) designations, which are recognized nationally and internationally.

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Certified Local Government Manager 

Completion of UAlberta’s National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA Level I and NACLAA Level II) fulfills the educational requirements for the Certified Local Government Manager (CLGM) designation. The CLGM designation is conferred by the Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM), the professional organization that regulates the practices of local government managers in Alberta and ensures that its members act in the local government’s best possible interest.

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Chartered Professionals in Human Resources 

The Human Resources Management Certificate will help you better prepare to be successful in writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) and receive the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) designation through CPHR Alberta.

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Canadian Risk Management 

Our Risk and Insurance Management Designation program is offered in cooperation with the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and contains the three courses required to fulfill the academic requirements of the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation.

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Canadian Registered Safety Professional 

Completion of UAlberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Diploma meets the formal education requirements for the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. The credential of choice for Canadian OHS professionals, the CRSP designation is granted by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP).

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Energy Safety Canada Certified Safety External Auditor 

Completion of UAlberta’s Occupational Health & Safety Certificate program meets the educational pre-requisites required for a safety professional to become an Energy Safety Canada Certified Safety External Auditor. The safety association for Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry, Energy Safety Canada is a not-for-profit formed by a pool of industry associations. External Auditors provide companies with audits for certification or re-certification into the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program.

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Foundational Technologies Institute 

Complete the Renewable Energy Technologies Certificate and be eligible to write the Sustainable Energy Technologies Professional Exam (administered by the Foundational Technologies Institute) for a discounted student rate of $200 CAD (regular $800 CAD).

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International Institute of Business Analysis 

Students can use the hours from the EXBA 5687 Business and Strategy Analysis course towards professional development hours for the CBAP®, CCBA® and ECBA™ or continuing education units for the CBAP® and CCBA®