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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.

Certificate in Adult Learning Fundamentals

Advanced Certificate in Adult Learning and Teaching

To enrol in this certificate, you must first complete the Certificate in Adult Learning Fundamentals. Three additional electives are required in order to achieve the Advanced Certificate in Adult Learning and Teaching. You may choose three of the following courses

Evaluating Learning
Designing and Teaching Online
Indigenous Teaching and Learning Perspectives
Understanding EDI: An Organization Imperative
Inclusive Communications in the Workplace
Optimizing Diverse Team Performance
Strategies for Implementing EDI Initiatives

Please visit the certificate page for full details.


Standalone Courses & Workshops
Train the Trainer (Two Options Available: Online Workshop or Self-Paced)
Online Design and Delivery (Self-paced)
Interrupting Unconscious Bias (Self-paced)
Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

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

Required courses
Leadership Dynamics
Ethics in Action
Mastering Strategy

Three electives are also required to complete this certificate.

Please visit the certificate page for full details.

Certificate in Human Resource 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 Customized Training form linked here. 

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

Through DalOpen, you can earn an academic credit anytime and anywhere with courses that give you the flexibility to study on a schedule that fits your life. Click here to learn more about the courses we offer like Exploring Sustainability and more to come. 

Certificate in JavaScript Coding Fundamentals: Preparing for Professional Engagements

Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies

Required courses
Energy Fundamentals
Wind Energy Developers
Solar Energy Developers

Please visit the certificate page for full details.


Standalone Courses
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 the 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. 

Professional and Leadership Studies For Career Practitioners

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. 

 

Local Government

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

Associate Certificate in Local Government

Local Government Administration

Law and Ethics (Concentration)

Financial Administration (Concentration)

Citizen Engagement and Consultation (Concentration)

Community Economic Development (Concentration)

Human Resource Administration (Concentration)

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. 

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. Click here to learn more. 

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. 

 

You can check out more continuing education courses and certificates offered by the Faculties of AgricultureDentistry, and Health.

Adult Learning & Teaching

Certificate in Adult Learning Fundamentals

Advanced Certificate in Adult Learning and Teaching

To enrol in this certificate, you must first complete the Certificate in Adult Learning Fundamentals. Three additional electives are required in order to achieve the Advanced Certificate in Adult Learning and Teaching. You may choose three of the following courses

Evaluating Learning
Designing and Teaching Online
Indigenous Teaching and Learning Perspectives
Understanding EDI: An Organization Imperative
Inclusive Communications in the Workplace
Optimizing Diverse Team Performance
Strategies for Implementing EDI Initiatives

Please visit the certificate page for full details.


Standalone Courses & Workshops
Train the Trainer (Two Options Available: Online Workshop or Self-Paced)
Online Design and Delivery (Self-paced)
Interrupting Unconscious Bias (Self-paced)
Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Business Operations & Management

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

Required courses
Leadership Dynamics
Ethics in Action
Mastering Strategy

Three electives are also required to complete this certificate.

Please visit the certificate page for full details.

Certificate in Human Resource 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 Customized Training form linked here. 

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

DalOpen

Through DalOpen, you can earn an academic credit anytime and anywhere with courses that give you the flexibility to study on a schedule that fits your life. Click here to learn more about the courses we offer like Exploring Sustainability and more to come. 

Data, Risk & Emerging Technologies

Certificate in JavaScript Coding Fundamentals: Preparing for Professional Engagements

Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies

Required courses
Energy Fundamentals
Wind Energy Developers
Solar Energy Developers

Please visit the certificate page for full details.


Standalone Courses
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 the 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. 

Professional Designations & Accreditations

Professional and Leadership Studies For Career Practitioners

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. 

 

Local Government

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

Associate Certificate in Local Government

Local Government Administration

Law and Ethics (Concentration)

Financial Administration (Concentration)

Citizen Engagement and Consultation (Concentration)

Community Economic Development (Concentration)

Human Resource Administration (Concentration)

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. 

Transition Year Program

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. Click here to learn more. 

University Preparation

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. 

 

You can check out more continuing education courses and certificates offered by the Faculties of AgricultureDentistry, and Health.