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From Adult Learning & Teaching to University Access & Advising, discover the course or certificate that's right for you from the Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development.

Find a full listing of our certificates here.

Please click on any tab below to see what's offered in your area of interest.

Standalone Courses & Workshops:

Train the Trainer (Self-Paced)
Online Design and Delivery (Self-paced)

For more information on these offerings, visit the program area page

Certificate in Creative and Critical Leadership

Certificate in Leadership Excellence

Required Courses:
Leadership Dynamics
Ethics in Action
Mastering Strategy

Please visit the certificate page for full details.

Certificate in Business Management

Certificate in Human Resource Leadership

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Certificate in Finance and Risk Management

Certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Custom Training Only)

Our three-course Certificate in Lean Six Sigma is now offered as a training option only for your organization (individual registrations are no longer accepted). 

This certificate will provide you with an advanced set of quality tools to be applied in a structured way to improve your organization’s processes and the services or products produced by those processes. You will learn to lead projects using the DMAIC (Define | Measure | Analyze | Improve | Control) methodology. A full description of the certificate and three courses can be found here

The Certificate in Lean Six Sigma can be delivered as is, or customized for your organization – it's up to you.  The training also includes an optional coaching package.

If you're interested in offering this training to a group of 12 or more, please tell us about your organization by completing the form on our Corporate Solutions page

For more information on these offerings, visit the program area page. 

Don't miss out on our hottest courses in leadership, organizational behaviour, and other essential skills.

Please click here to see our listing of courses designed to help advance careers.

Certificate in Data Management for Professionals

Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies

Required Courses:
Energy Fundamentals
Wind Energy Developers
Solar Energy Developers

Please visit the certificate page for full details.


Standalone Course
Corporate Social Responsibility

For more information on these offerings, visit the program area page. 

We offer a range of English language programs accredited by Languages Canada and designed for students and professionals at all levels of proficiency.

We also offer professional development for teachers and faculty in English-medium instruction, language education, and internationalization. 

Explore our programs and courses designed For Students and For Professionals and Educators.

English for Academic Purposes

Designed for those seeking to improve their English language skills in their academic or personal journey. Click here to learn more. 

English in Canada

Improve your confidence and fluency in English, expand your knowledge of your discipline, and experience Nova Scotia's unique culture in this 4-week immersive program. Click here to learn more. 

English for Academic Credit

Courses for academic credit that you can apply to your university studies. Click here to learn more. 

Certificate in English-Medium Instruction

Improve teaching and learning in an English-Medium Instruction (EMI) context by developing knowledge of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) theory and strategies. Click here to learn more. 


To learn more about our instructors and read their bios, click here. 

Explore new ways to enhance the well-being of your community. Gain sought-after health and wellness skills from experts. Discover resources for seniors. 


Courses for Health Providers and Caregivers
EMS Systems Design (HESA 4030)
Principles of Public Relations and Marketing in EMS (HESA 4040)
Caregiver Centered Care Education for Healthcare Providers

For more information on these offerings, as well as our resources for seniors, visit the program area page.

Dal microcredentials represent the achievement of very specific skills or competencies valued by employers and have been validated by Dalhousie University.

When you earn your microcredential, you leave your learning experience confident in your ability to successfully demonstrate and communicate these specific skills or competencies.

For more information on the microcredentials we offer, click here. 

Certified Employee Benefit Specialist

The CEBS program offers three highly renowned designations in Canada covering all aspects of benefits and pensions. Click here to learn more. 

Credit Union Institute of Canada Program

This program provides credit union employees with a challenging curriculum of study aimed at enhancing their job skills. Click here to learn more. 

 

Police Leadership

NOTE: Our Police Leadership certificates and courses have been revised to better meet your learning needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Visit the program area page for full details on each of the following certificates.

Certificate in Police Leadership

Required Courses:
Leadership Dynamics
Ethics in Action
Mastering Strategy
Evidence-Based Policing
Policing the Modern Community

Certificate in Police Supervisory Skills

Required Courses: 
Human Resources Management
Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Coaching Skills for Leaders
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
 

Medical Certificate of Death

Completion of this module will prepare nurse practitioners to complete a Medical Certificate of Death. It will assist the nurse practitioner to identify instances when completion of the certificate falls under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiners Office. Click here to learn more. 

Click on the certificate name below to view their required and elective courses. 

AutoCAD
Construction Management  
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)  
Home Inspection
Maintenance Management  
Technical Writing

Standalone Courses
Incident Prevention & Investigation
Wood Dust Explosion Prevention

For more information on these offerings, visit the program area page.

Our Transition Year Program (TYP) was established in 1970 with the goal of increasing the successful participation of Black and Indigenous students at Dalhousie University.

This eight-month program is designed to prepare students for all aspects of academic life. Students receive university credit for TYP courses. 

Please click here to learn more.

Our courses are designed to give you a solid foundation in a subject area before going to university or, if you are currently in university, to help you get the prerequisite you need for the program you want. Visit our Uprep program area page to learn more.

Click on each course name below to learn more. 

 

Certificate in Technical Writing


Standalone Courses

Incident Prevention & Investigation
Strategic Communications

For more information on courses, visit the program area page. 

Adult Learning & Teaching

Standalone Courses & Workshops:

Train the Trainer (Self-Paced)
Online Design and Delivery (Self-paced)

For more information on these offerings, visit the program area page

Business Operations & Management

Certificate in Creative and Critical Leadership

Certificate in Leadership Excellence

Required Courses:
Leadership Dynamics
Ethics in Action
Mastering Strategy

Please visit the certificate page for full details.

Certificate in Business Management

Certificate in Human Resource Leadership

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Certificate in Finance and Risk Management

Certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Custom Training Only)

Our three-course Certificate in Lean Six Sigma is now offered as a training option only for your organization (individual registrations are no longer accepted). 

This certificate will provide you with an advanced set of quality tools to be applied in a structured way to improve your organization’s processes and the services or products produced by those processes. You will learn to lead projects using the DMAIC (Define | Measure | Analyze | Improve | Control) methodology. A full description of the certificate and three courses can be found here

The Certificate in Lean Six Sigma can be delivered as is, or customized for your organization – it's up to you.  The training also includes an optional coaching package.

If you're interested in offering this training to a group of 12 or more, please tell us about your organization by completing the form on our Corporate Solutions page

For more information on these offerings, visit the program area page. 

Career Essentials

Don't miss out on our hottest courses in leadership, organizational behaviour, and other essential skills.

Please click here to see our listing of courses designed to help advance careers.

Data, Risk & Emerging Technologies

Certificate in Data Management for Professionals

Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies

Required Courses:
Energy Fundamentals
Wind Energy Developers
Solar Energy Developers

Please visit the certificate page for full details.


Standalone Course
Corporate Social Responsibility

For more information on these offerings, visit the program area page. 

English Language Studies

We offer a range of English language programs accredited by Languages Canada and designed for students and professionals at all levels of proficiency.

We also offer professional development for teachers and faculty in English-medium instruction, language education, and internationalization. 

Explore our programs and courses designed For Students and For Professionals and Educators.

English for Academic Purposes

Designed for those seeking to improve their English language skills in their academic or personal journey. Click here to learn more. 

English in Canada

Improve your confidence and fluency in English, expand your knowledge of your discipline, and experience Nova Scotia's unique culture in this 4-week immersive program. Click here to learn more. 

English for Academic Credit

Courses for academic credit that you can apply to your university studies. Click here to learn more. 

Certificate in English-Medium Instruction

Improve teaching and learning in an English-Medium Instruction (EMI) context by developing knowledge of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) theory and strategies. Click here to learn more. 


To learn more about our instructors and read their bios, click here. 

Health & Community Wellness

Explore new ways to enhance the well-being of your community. Gain sought-after health and wellness skills from experts. Discover resources for seniors. 


Courses for Health Providers and Caregivers
EMS Systems Design (HESA 4030)
Principles of Public Relations and Marketing in EMS (HESA 4040)
Caregiver Centered Care Education for Healthcare Providers

For more information on these offerings, as well as our resources for seniors, visit the program area page.

Microcredentials

Dal microcredentials represent the achievement of very specific skills or competencies valued by employers and have been validated by Dalhousie University.

When you earn your microcredential, you leave your learning experience confident in your ability to successfully demonstrate and communicate these specific skills or competencies.

For more information on the microcredentials we offer, click here. 

Professional Designations & Accreditations

Certified Employee Benefit Specialist

The CEBS program offers three highly renowned designations in Canada covering all aspects of benefits and pensions. Click here to learn more. 

Credit Union Institute of Canada Program

This program provides credit union employees with a challenging curriculum of study aimed at enhancing their job skills. Click here to learn more. 

 

Police Leadership

NOTE: Our Police Leadership certificates and courses have been revised to better meet your learning needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Visit the program area page for full details on each of the following certificates.

Certificate in Police Leadership

Required Courses:
Leadership Dynamics
Ethics in Action
Mastering Strategy
Evidence-Based Policing
Policing the Modern Community

Certificate in Police Supervisory Skills

Required Courses: 
Human Resources Management
Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Coaching Skills for Leaders
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
 

Medical Certificate of Death

Completion of this module will prepare nurse practitioners to complete a Medical Certificate of Death. It will assist the nurse practitioner to identify instances when completion of the certificate falls under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiners Office. Click here to learn more. 

Technical & Engineering Training

Click on the certificate name below to view their required and elective courses. 

AutoCAD
Construction Management  
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)  
Home Inspection
Maintenance Management  
Technical Writing

Standalone Courses
Incident Prevention & Investigation
Wood Dust Explosion Prevention

For more information on these offerings, visit the program area page.

Transition Year Program

Our Transition Year Program (TYP) was established in 1970 with the goal of increasing the successful participation of Black and Indigenous students at Dalhousie University.

This eight-month program is designed to prepare students for all aspects of academic life. Students receive university credit for TYP courses. 

Please click here to learn more.

University Preparation

Our courses are designed to give you a solid foundation in a subject area before going to university or, if you are currently in university, to help you get the prerequisite you need for the program you want. Visit our Uprep program area page to learn more.

Click on each course name below to learn more. 

 

Writing & Communications

Certificate in Technical Writing


Standalone Courses

Incident Prevention & Investigation
Strategic Communications

For more information on courses, visit the program area page.