Courses and certificates

As a Waterloo alumnus, using promotional code UWAlumnus, you can receive a 20% discount on many of the non-credit courses and certificates offered by University of Waterloo Professional Development, including:


In-class certificates

In-class certificates

These certificates provide you with a variety of tools and techniques which can help you achieve your personal and career goals. Each certificate is comprised of 3-5 courses (each 1-4 days in length) which are offered at various times throughout the year. Some offer a selection of courses to choose from, so you can tailor your certificate to your personal needs and interests. In others, the curriculum aligns with industry standards set by professional bodies like the Project Management Institute and prepares you for certification through those organizations. All are held at our facility (EC3) on the edge of campus with parking immediately outside the building.

See the full list of in-class/virtual certificates here.

Online certificates

Online certificates

These certificates help you develop new skills, gain practical knowledge, and advance your career. The multi-week, online certificates will give you an advantage in a highly competitive job market.

See the full list of online certificates here.

Individual courses

Individual courses

We offer a broad selection of courses that can be taken stand-alone or as part of a certificate. Explore the wide variety of topics after choosing your preferred learning method – face-to-face or online.



As an accounting professional, maintaining and enhancing my skills is crucial. I find the online courses offered by the University of Waterloo Continuing Education give me the flexibility of learning at my own pace and at times that are most convenient

Mia Snedkner, CGA, BA '89

With the 20% discount I received as a University of Waterloo Alumna, and contributions from my employer, they're the best deal around for building my knowledge and skill set!

Jenny Hill, BA '07

The Supervision courses helped me to adapt my communication and managerial style. The welcoming learning environment facilitates meaningful conversations with classmates, providing the opportunity for validation, personal growth and also networking!

Kathy Smyth