Online Courses

We offer a wide variety of online professional development opportunities, from individual 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.

New sessions start every month, each course runs for 6 weeks and the time required is 2 to 4 hours per week. You are permitted to take 2 courses within the same start date. Choose from a wide variety of courses in these categories:

Business Administration | Computer and Information Technology | Languages | Personal Development | Project Management | Sales and Marketing | Writing and Publishing

Cost per course: $190 + applicable taxes


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 datesOct 12, Nov 16, Dec 14

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 emailed to you within 1-2 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 verify 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.