Professional Development is now part of WatSPEED!

Moving forward, Professional Development programs will be provided through WatSPEED at the University of Waterloo. WatSPEED provides professional education designed to support the workforce of the future. By offering our programs under the WatSPEED brand, we can ensure our professional education programming equips you with the skills you need to be successful in today's marketplace.

Online skills training | In partnership with ed2go

Six-week courses. Flexible learning to help you develop new skills.

Course length Session start date* Format Program fees
Six weeks

(Two to four hours per week)

April 12, 2023

May 17, 2023

June 14, 2023

Online $190 + applicable taxes

*All courses offered in partnership with ed2go have the same monthly start date. You are permitted to take two courses within the same start date.

We offer a wide variety of online professional development opportunities, from individual courses to certificate programs. Our online courses offer the flexibility and convenience to study whenever and wherever you choose, making it easy to learn and work without conflicting with your busy schedule.

Who should enrol

  • Professionals seeking online learning opportunities
  • Individuals looking to develop new skills
  • Individuals looking to gain introductory knowledge in various topics

Online ed2go courses

  • Each course runs for six weeks, and lessons are released on Wednesdays and Fridays of each week. You are not required to be online at any specific time.
  • When the final lesson is released, you will have two weeks to complete the final exam. It is an open-book, multiple choice exam and you need to achieve a minimum of 65% to pass the course. There is only one opportunity to submit and pass the exam.
  • A certificate of completion from WatSPEED is available upon successful completion of each course and emailed to you within two weeks. 
  • Individual course details, syllabus, and requirements can be found on specific course pages. Find your course by selecting a category of interest below.
  • We will send you an email confirming your registration with instructions on how to access your course. We verify all enrolled students.

Online ed2go program certificates

By taking a combination of ed2go courses, you may be eligible to receive a not just course certificates, but a program certificate! Learn more about our various ed2go program certificates below.

Email with the following and we will email the certificate to you:

  • your name
  • certificate name
  • courses completed (names and dates)

Sign up for the Essentials of Digital Photography Certificate before it’s retired. Your last chance to take the courses in this online certificate will be February 15, 2023.

Advanced web design and development
Business essentials
Computer hardware and networking
Customer service
Effective workplace communication
Essentials of web design
Introduction to databases
Introduction to project management
Logistics and supply chain management
Microsoft Office elements
Sales and marketing fundamentals
Small business