Who needs this program?
The program meets the needs of anyone who must write at work and wants to feel better positioned to tackle writing tasks. Already confident writers will be reassured that their approach is in line with best practices and will develop useful and transferable insight into why their techniques work. Less confident writers will learn clear guidelines to help them develop their writing skills, feel more secure about what they write, and be sure of catching grammatical and stylistic errors before they matter.
What is the certificate good for?
The certificate assures employers and potential employers that you have met or exceeded the standard they are looking for and are committed to continuous learning. The certificate is issued by the Professional Development Institute, a trusted training provider preferred by many federal government departments as well as public and private sector organizations. The Institute wins respect and acclaim for its cutting-edge learning programs, the exceptional calibre of its trainers, and its real-world focus.
The certificate program is a non-credited certification. It cannot be used towards a degree and is not equivalent to any other professional certification.
How much does it cost?
You register and pay for each course individually. There is no additional charge for the certificate.
How long will the program take?
You have three years from the start date of your first course to complete the certificate program. Provided you complete all courses within three years, you can pace your learning as you wish.
Is there a final exam?
No. However, participants must fully attend all courses of the program in order to obtain the certificate.
Are there any admission requirements?
No. Enrollment is open to everyone.
How do I register for the program?
Begin by registering for any of the courses that make up the program. You will be asked for proof of completion of the required courses, so make sure you keep your certificates from each course. If you have any questions before beginning or as you progress through the program, contact the office at 613-562-5802