Public Sector
Continuing & Professional Education

Certificate
in Applied Land Use Planning

Part-time, online/in-class blended study tailored for:

  • Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA) members
  • Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) members
  • development officers
  • planning technicians
  • land use planners
  • environment
  • community planners
  • resource managers
  • developers
  • lawyers
  • zoning administrators

Online + in-class web-enhanced courses.

This pro­gram sup­ports the learn­ing needs of pro­fes­sion­als in the areas of munic­i­pal gov­ern­ment plan­ning, devel­op­ment, and bylaw enforce­ment. Designed to match the com­plex­i­ty of a vari­ety of munic­i­pal gov­ern­ment plan­ning needs, it empow­ers stu­dents to use the­o­ries and mod­els as a means to address prob­lems, apply crit­i­cal think­ing, and devel­op a coop­er­a­tive spir­it for their day-to-day pro­fes­sion­al activities.

This pro­gram is designed to match the com­plex­i­ty of a vari­ety of munic­i­pal gov­ern­ment plan­ning needs. Stu­dents range from devel­op­ment offi­cers, plan­ning tech­ni­cians, land use, envi­ron­men­tal, and com­mu­ni­ty plan­ners, to resources man­agers, gov­ern­ment offi­cials, con­sul­tants, devel­op­ers, lawyers, zon­ing admin­is­tra­tors, admin­is­tra­tors in small­er munic­i­pal­i­ties, and oth­ers involved in plan­ning processes.

A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Summer & Fall courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 1 year
  • Pay as you go
Earn a Certificate
in Applied Land Use Planning

This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now

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7+ courses needed to graduate with a UAlberta Certificate and become a UAlberta Associate Alumni.

You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Certificate.

Enrolling in the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to earn the cer­tifi­cate. You may apply for admis­sion as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more courses. 

To enrol, you must have a min­i­mum of a high school diplo­ma (or equiv­a­lent) and two years of relat­ed work expe­ri­ence. If you attend­ed high school in Alber­ta, tran­scripts may be ordered from Alber­ta Edu­ca­tion at 7804275732; for high schools out­side of Alber­ta, con­tact the cor­re­spond­ing provin­cial depart­ment of education. 

You are still invit­ed to apply if you do not meet the admis­sion require­ments. Your qual­i­fi­ca­tions will be reviewed, and con­di­tion­al entrance may be grant­ed. For details, con­tact the pro­gram office at 7804926914 or 7804925532.

If you have com­plet­ed a course from a rec­og­nized post-sec­ondary insti­tu­tion with­in the last five years that is applic­a­ble to the ALUP pro­gram, you may request an exemp­tion up to a max­i­mum of two courses.

List of eli­gi­ble courses

The ALUP program is comprised of four core courses and 117 instructional hours of electives. Designed for part-time study, it can generally be completed within one to two years, but students have up to six years to fulfill their program requirements.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate (3.5 or higher earns a certificate with distinction).

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
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