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Online Courses

We offer a wide variety of online professional development opportunities, from individual skills courses to comprehensive 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.

The actual time commitment involved in completing any given lesson can vary significantly based on a number of factors including reading speed, familiarity with the topic, related experience, the amount of time spent completing optional assignments, and involvement with discussion board. For planning purposes we suggest setting aside 1 hour per lesson as a starting point.


Courses are offered in partnership with Ed2Go and are fully online. Each course is considered the equivalent of 24 hours of in-class instruction. All courses require internet access and an email account.

Upcoming Start datesJan 17, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11

Course Details

Find the course you are interested in, either by searching the categories provided or by browsing the online course list. Then you can review the individual course details, check out the syllabus and any requirements particular to that course.

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 2 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 Ed2Go is available for printing immediately upon successful completion and a certificate from the University of Waterloo will be mailed to you within 4-6 weeks.


Please register and make your payment at least two days before the class start date. We will send you an email confirming your registration with instructions on how to enrol in, and access your course on the Ed2Go/Waterloo site. We veryify all enrolled students. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express, and department transfers for University staff..

Online Professional Development Certificates:

We also offer a number of in-class and multi-week certificate programs.

New online courses are added throughout the year. Please check back regularly for updates, or subscribe to our email list to receive regular professional development news.