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McMaster University Continuing Education

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Through McMaster University Continuing Education (MCE), undergraduate students may use their elective credit within their degree programs to earn a career-focused Certificate of Professional Learning, Certificate or Diploma. For eligibility details, students are required to consult their Faculty Academic Advisors. 

Courses within MCE’s academic programs are Senate-approved undergraduate-level courses. In particular, they have been approved for advanced credit toward McMaster undergraduate degrees. Information about advanced credit for degree study is provided in McMaster University’s Senate Policy on Diplomas and Certificates

McMaster Continuing Education is located at One James North, downtown Hamilton. Courses are scheduled evenings and weekends and delivered online to accommodate undergraduate students and working professionals. Online classes may consist of instructor-led, self-study, live virtual sessions, or a combination thereof. To learn more, please visit or contact McMaster Continuing Education at

McMaster Continuing Education offers a wide range of professional programs in areas including but not limited to Business, Health and Social Service, Marketing and Communication, Emerging Technologies and Data. MCE programs enable students to earn three types of academic credentials: Certificate of Professional Learning (9 units), Certificate (no less than 15 units), and Diploma (no less than 24 units). 

Note:  Continuing Education courses are not eligible for OSAP. Payment must be made at the time of enrolment.

Affiliated Associations and Institutes

Many Continuing Education courses are recognized as course equivalencies and/or have been approved as professional development units (PDUs) by well-recognized professional associations and institutes. Information about these professional associations and institutes is provided below.

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) - Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario
  • Registered Professional Accountant (RPA) - The Society of Professional Accountants of Canada
Business Administration
  • Associate Institute of Canadian Bankers (AICB) - Canadian Securities Institute (formerly Institute of Canadian Bankers)
  • Certified in Management and Administration (CIM) - Canadian Institute of Management
  • Certified Administrative Manager (CAM) - Canadian Institute of Certified Administrative Managers (CICAM)
  • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) - Global Risk Management Institute
  • Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) - Insurance Institute of Canada
  • Graduate Member Canadian Institute of Marketing (GCInst.M) - Canadian Institute of Marketing
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® - Project Management Institute (PMI)®
  • Qualified Administrative Assistant (QAA) - Association of Administrative Assistants
Business of Golf & Resort Management
  •  PGA of Canada - PGA Training Academy
Health Information Fundamentals
  •  Certified Health Information Management Professional (CHIM) - College of Canadian Health Information Management (CCHIM)
Human Resources Management
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP™) - Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)
  • Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL™) - Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner - Canadian Payroll Association
  • Certified Payroll Manager - Canadian Payroll Association
Professional Addiction Studies
  • International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC) - Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (CCAC) - Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Associate Addiction Counsellor (AAC)
Project Management
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
Risk Management
  • The educational requirement for the CRM designation - Global Risk Management Institute
  • Insurance Institute Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designation
  • Surety Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding - Surety Association of Canada


Please contact McMaster Continuing Education at or visit for more details.


    Certificate(s)Certificate of Professional Learning