Professional Designations

Recognition. Deserved.

Helping you in fulfilling the educational requirements

Many courses offered by the McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education will support you in fulfilling the educational requirements of affiliated professional associations and institutes.


McMaster CCE programs can help you work toward these credentials:


Accounting

  • Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) - Chartered Professional Accountants Canada

Addiction Education

  • International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC) - Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Federation (CACCF) 
  • Canadian Problem Gambling Counsellor (CPGC)  - Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board (CPGCB)
    Note: ADD 121 Working with Problem Gambling is approved by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board for 30 specific hours of continuing education.

Business Administration

  • Credit Union Institute of Canada - Credit Union Institute of Canada 
  • Associate Institute of Canadian Bankers (AICB) - Canadian Securities Institute (formerly Institute of Canadian Bankers) 
  • Canadian Institute of Marketing - Canadian Institute of Marketing
  • Certified in Management and Administration (CIM) - Canadian Institute of Management
  • Certified Administrative Manager (CAM) - Canadian Institute of Certified Administrative Managers (CICAM)
  • Certified Credit Professional (CCP) - Credit Institute of Canada 
  • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) - Global Risk Management Institute
  • Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) - Insurance Institute of Canada
  • Fellow of Credit Union Institute of Canada (FCUIC) - Credit Union 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 Essentials

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) - Project Management Institute (PMI)

Human Resources Management

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP™) - Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)

Innovation Essentials

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) - Project Management Institute (PMI)

Leadership Essentials

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) - Project Management Institute (PMI)

Marketing

  • Canadian Institute of Marketing - Canadian Institute of Marketing
  • Graduate Member Canadian Institute of Marketing (GCInst.M) - Canadian Institute of Marketing 

Project Management

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) - Project Management Institute (PMI)

Risk Management

  • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) - Global Risk Management Institute
  • Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP)  - Insurance Institute of Canada
In all cases, students must register for individual courses through the Centre for Continuing Education. Course schedules are listed with the corresponding program. 

In most cases, students must also enrol at the program level with the accrediting association or institute. It is the responsibility of students to comply with the program admission and course requirements of the professional association or institute. Each organization has its own requirements regarding application, admission and membership. Students should contact the organization for detailed information concerning their program.

Students who wish to pursue a McMaster University certificate, diploma or certificate of completion in conjunction with their external designation are advised to contact the Centre for Continuing Education.

The REP logo, PMP & PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.