Continuing & Professional Education

Programs & Courses

For over one hundred years, the Faculty of Extension has been extending the University of Alberta experience beyond the campus and the classroom to bring adult learners a wealth of continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning opportunities.

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Develop your career at the U of A

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& Leadership

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Studies

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& Communications

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Sector

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& Wellness

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& Design

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Keep advancing

We can help you boost your existing career or embark on a new one.

Take one of our 300+ courses or select from 40+ professional programs. view all→

Open to everyone, and there is no admission process to register in classes.

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Tailored to suit your needs

We cater to learners who want to advance their careers while also working full-time jobs.

Our class offerings include daytime, weekend, evening, and condensed courses. You can also learn online or in a blended format that combines online and in-class components.

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Reputation matters

The U of A’s Faculty of Extension is widely regarded among business and government leaders for its ability to provide professional education that responds to the evolving industry needs.

The infor­ma­tion I gath­ered from the cours­es was very rel­e­vant to my job. I was also able to estab­lish con­tacts with oth­er stu­dents that are employed in the same sector.

Applied Land Use Plan­ning Certificate student

The teach­ers were excel­lent and very helpful.

Occu­pa­tion­al Health & Safe­ty Certificate
student

I learned a lot about dif­fer­ent tech­niques. Get­ting advice and feed­back from the instruc­tors was very help­ful, and I liked the sense of com­mu­ni­ty I got from inter­act­ing with oth­er stu­dents, see­ing what they were doing, and learn­ing from them.

Cita­tion in Visu­al Arts Fundamentals student

The instruc­tors were very pro­fes­sion­al, knowl­edge­able, and sup­port­ive. I learned a lot from their com­ments and crit­i­cisms. Inter­act­ing with stu­dents from oth­er provinces all over Cana­da was also great.

Nation­al Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Local Author­i­ty Admin­is­tra­tion Lev­el II student

I enjoyed the excel­lent instruc­tors, the cama­raderie of my fel­low stu­dents, and how the pro­gram pushed me to expand my abilities.

Visu­al Arts Certificate student

The broad scope of the infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed helps you under­stand most aspects of local gov­ern­ment operations.

Nation­al Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Local Author­i­ty Admin­is­tra­tion Lev­el I student

The ICIR pro­gram is out­stand­ing. A real mod­el of what life­long learn­ing can be.

Indige­nous Com­mu­ni­ty-Indus­try Rela­tions Certificate student

This was my first ful­ly online pro­gram, and I loved it. Nev­er thought one can learn so much using this method. Now I am hooked!

Infor­ma­tion Access and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­va­cy Certificate student

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