Professional Development


Location: 1459 LeMarchant Street, Suite 2201
  PO Box 15000
  Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
Phone: (902) 494-2526
Fax: (902) 494-3662

In an era of decreasing resources and increasing demand, effective management development and training is crucial in every sector and organization. The College of Continuing Education has long provided programs designed to meet the needs of the business, governmental and voluntary sectors.  

For more than 30 years, Dalhousie University has been a leading Canadian provider of professional development in Engineering, Management, and Technology. Our programs are offered in Halifax and major centres across Canada in a variety of formats including seminars, short classes, online courses, certificate programs and customized in-house training. Programs are facilitated by instructors from both industry and academia, many of whom have international consulting and lecturing experience. 

We offer unique certificate programs that enable participants to consolidate their knowledge, broaden their thinking, and enhance their experience in specific areas.

Those who do not wish to complete a full certificate program are welcome to register for individual courses. Conversely, those who have taken component courses of a certificate program can submit their application for admission to complete the full certificate.


The following Certificates are delivered in-class:

  • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Designation
  • Certificate in Adult Education
  • Certificate in Advanced ISO 9001:2015 Implementation and Management (AIIM):2015
  • Certificate in Advanced Business Analysis
  • Certificate in Business Analysis
  • Certificate in Environmental Management
  • Certificate in Leadership Development
  • Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Certificate in Project Management
  • Certificate in Quality Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

The following Certificates are available by distance education/online:

  • Associate Certificate in Local Government
  • Certificate in Career Development Services (Level II)
  • Certificate in Advanced Process Automation
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Certificate in Ergonomic Program Management
  • Certificate in Financial Management
  • Certificate in Fire Service Administration
  • Certificate in Fire Service Leadership
  • Certificate in Home Inspection
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in the Introduction to Employment Services
  • Certificate in Incident Command
  • Certificate in Leadership Development for Public Safety Communicators
  • Certificate in Local Government Administration
  • Certificate in Local Government Administration: Law and Ethics
  • Certificate in Local Government:  Citizen Engagement and Consultation
  • Certificate in Local Government: Community Economic Development
  • Certificate in Local Government Financial Administration
  • Certificate in Local Government Human Resource Administration
  • Certificate in Maintenance Management
  • Certificate in Police Leadership
  • Certificate in Process Engineering for Control Practitioners
  • Certificate in Process Instrumentation and Control
  • Certificate in Project Management
  • Certificate in Technical Writing
  • Executive Certificate in Local Government
  • National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration
  • UBC Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures

The College also works with external partners to offer specialized programs. Each of these programs incorporates distance education in their delivery.

The Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) Program is offered in partnership with the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans in Brookfield, Wisconsin. This professional designation program is aimed at benefit managers, consultants, investment specialists, professionals, insurance company representatives, trust officers and others interested in employee benefits.

The Credit Union Institute of Canada (CUIC) Management Studies and General Studies Programs are offered in cooperation with CUSOURCE and designed for credit union employees across Canada. The Credit Union Director Achievement (CUDA) Program is offered by CUSOURCE and jointly certified by Dalhousie University.