Professional Designations

Professional designations offer excellent opportunities to improve your skills, advance your career, and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth.

Maintain/prepare for:

Many designation courses offered at the Faculty of Extension can be used toward credentialed programs such as certificates and citations. In addition, the faculty offers courses and programs that will help you better prepare for specific certification exams, while also being applicable to university-conferred credentials.

The Faculty of Extension is honoured to partner with the industry organizations and associations behind these career-enhancing professional designations, and we deeply appreciate their continued support for our programs.

All courses are offered through part-time study, with flexible class times and delivery formats that accommodate a variety of schedules.


Learners from all sectors (government, industry, not-for-profit, and small to large enterprise) have completed these career-enhancing programs. Whether you’re interested in building on or revitalizing your current career, these programs will help you to achieve your professional goals.


Preparing for and holding a professional designation offered through the Faculty of Extension will allow you to:

  • Move ahead toward your career goals and aspirations as the holder of a credential that is recognized and respected within your industry.
  • Stay up-to-date and maintain professional currency in your area of practice.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to professional excellence through engagement in lifelong learning.
  • Earn credits toward a UAlberta credential while you take courses for your designation.