Certification Preparation Programs

Fast track your career and get certified in the following career paths.

Our unique learning methodology combines high quality online content, textbooks, CD-ROMs, supplemental materials and lab kits, and most importantly an online instructor/mentor committed to student success.

Certification can help you differentiate yourself in today’s competitive job market and broaden your employment opportunities.

  • All online
  • Start anytime
  • Self-Paced
  • 6-12 months access (many students finish in 3-4 months!)
  • Facilitator available via e-mail for questions or feedback
  • Books and materials are included (unless otherwise noted)
  • Financial Assistance available for most courses

Certification can help you differentiate yourself in today’s competitive job market, broaden your employment opportunities.

Business and Professional

Certified Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist 

The Certified Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist (ADR) program will prepare you for an exciting career in alternative dispute resolution. ADR is the practice of seeking non-legal alternatives to resolving conflicts and disputes. Offered in partnership with Mediators without Borders®, this program includes a 60-hour online internship and the opportunity to become an MwB Certified Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist. In addition, the HR Certification Institute has preapproved this program for recertification credit for HR professionals.

Clock Hours: 240

Cost: $2,995.00

Certified Bookkeeper 

The Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program for experienced bookkeepers leads to national certification with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). The AIPB certification is a high professional standard for bookkeepers.

Clock Hours: 140

Cost: $1,995.00

Certified Global Business Professional

The Global Business Professional certification is a prestigious acknowledgment of international business expertise, including management, marketing, supply-chain management, and trade finance. The Certified Global Business Professional Online Program will prepare you for the certification exam.

Clock Hours: 160

Cost: $2,495.00 

Certified Green Supply Chain Professional 

The Certified Green Supply Chain Professional Online Training Program will give you the specialized knowledge to enable a company to achieve its environmental sustainability goals through global sourcing, materials management, procurement and buying, transportation and logistics, and new product development.

Clock Hours: 60

Cost: $1,595.00

Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager 

Are you a facility manager, building engineer, or health and safety officer who wants to improve the indoor air quality of your building? Are you properly prepared to handle air quality complaints? Common mistakes can turn a small grievance into a wildfire of speculation and accusation. In this Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Online Training and Certification Program, you'll learn how to diagnose, resolve, and prevent indoor air quality (IAQ) complaints. You’ll also establish a comprehensive IAQ plan specific to your buildings.

Clock Hours: 16

Cost: $795.00

Certified Indoor Environmentalist Prep 

Would you like to become a Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)? This designation demonstrates that you understand how to create healthy homes and buildings by preventing, diagnosing, and resolving indoor environmental problems. This online program prepares you to pass the CIE examination through a series of video lectures on exam topics such as contaminants, health effects, building science, HVAC, equipment, assessments, mold remediation, and industry standards and guidelines.

Clock Hours: 32

Cost: $895.00

Certified Mediator

Certified Mediator offers a highly comprehensive conflict resolution education that can help you advance in your present job, add a sought-after skill to your resume, or set up a private practice as a Certified Mediator. Offered in partnership with Mediators without Borders®, this program includes online training in mediation and a 60-hour online internship where you can role-play different mediation scenarios as a mediator, disputant, or observer.

            Clock Hours: 120

            Cost: $1,795.00

 

Healthcare and Fitness

Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative

The Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative Online Training Program will help you become an entry-level, certified pharmaceutical sales representative, even if you don't have pharmacology or medical education.

Clock Hours: 90

Cost: $1,795.00

Certified Personal Trainer

Are you an energetic, fitness-conscious person looking for an in-demand career in a high-paying field? ABC NEWS.com and Fortune Magazine rank “personal fitness trainer” as the fourth hottest job in the United States—and right now there’s a shortage of personal trainers, so it’s a great time to enter this field.

            Clock Hours: 62

            Cost: $995.00

Optician Certification Training

Opticians are in high demand in the job market, and the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. In this online program, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician while you prepare yourself to achieve American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification —a certification that’s required by many states and is a stepping stone to career advancement.

Clock Hours: 150

Cost: $1,895.00

 

Hospitality and Service Industry

Certified Protection Officer

As a Certified Protection Officer (CPO), you are always in demand. Prepare for this exciting career through the online certification program offered at Smart Horizons Career Online Education. You will learn about report writing, physical security, emergency procedures, workplace violence, traffic control, fire prevention, use of force, and operational risk management.

Clock Hours: 50

Cost: $850.00

Certified Wedding Planner

Prepare for a career in wedding and special event planning by mastering the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings and parties. This program allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding and event planner, and will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship.

Clock Hours: 340

Cost: $1,595.00

IT and Software Development

Cisco® CCNA® Certification Training

The Cisco CCNA Online Training Program will give you the essential knowledge to install, configure, and operate a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. You will learn about routed and switched LAN Emulation networks made up of Cisco equipment while you prepare for Cisco certification.

Clock Hours: 150

Cost: $1,995.00

 

CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training

CompTIA™ is the Computing Technology Industry Association, and CompTIA™ A+ certification program is the industry standard for validating the skills expected of entry-level computer technicians. CompTIA™ A+ certification opens the door to an exciting career in computer technology, and ed2go's online program makes training convenient, interactive, and enjoyable.

Clock Hours: 230

Cost: $1,695.00

CompTIA™ Network+ Certification Training

In this program, you will learn the fundamentals you need to obtain a CompTIA™ Network+ certification and start a career as a network technician. You will master basic networking concepts and learn about network design, security, routing, and switching. This program will allow you to practice in virtual interactive lab environments.

Clock Hours: 80

Cost: $1,495.00

CompTIA™ Security+ Certification Training

In this program, you will gain the skills you need to begin a career as a security professional and prepare yourself to take the CompTIA™ Security+ exam. You will become proficient in basic security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident reporting, and vulnerability assessment. This program will allow you to practice in virtual interactive lab environments.

Clock Hours: 80

Cost: $1,495.00

Microsoft Access 2010 Certification Training

Participate in the Microsoft Access 2010 online course to improve your level of knowledge with Microsoft Access functions, while you prepare to take the Microsoft Certification Exam. The book, The Complete Guide to Microsoft Access 2010 ebook includes both recall and authentic assessments to measure your understanding at an increasingly advanced level. You will work hands-on with the commands, as you complete sample projects to reinforce your learning.

Clock Hours: 120

Cost: $595.00

Microsoft Excel 2010 Certification Training

With this comprehensive, performance-based certification preparation online program, you can build and validate your business computer skills using Microsoft Excel 2010 software.  You will cover basic through advanced topics, including formatting fonts, applying number formats, linking worksheets, creating a PivotTable, and more. Upon completion, you will be prepared to earn your certification and gain an important edge in today's competitive job market.

Clock Hours: 95

Cost: $595.00

Microsoft Office 2010 Master Certification Training

Learn basic to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2010 while you prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. You will discover how to create and format documents, how to use tables, how to complete a mail merge, and more! Certification can help you differentiate yourself in today’s competitive job market, broaden your employment opportunities, garner greater earning potential, and advance in your current job.

Clock Hours: 300

Cost: $1,695.00

Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 (MOS) Certification Training

Learn basic to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access 2010, while you prepare for certification. You will discover how to create and format documents, use tables, complete a mail merge, and more.

Clock Hours: 380

Cost: $1,995.00

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Certification Training

Learn basic to advanced skills in the Microsoft Outlook 2010 online program, while you prepare for certification. You will discover how to create and format outgoing messages, track and respond to incoming messages, manage the Inbox with Rules and Quick Steps, create appointments and tasks, and more! 

Clock Hours: 45

Cost: $595.00

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Certification Training

Learn basic to advanced skills in the Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 online program, while you prepare for certification.  You will discover how to create and format presentations, how to apply Transitions and Animations, how to set up presentations, and more!  This program is part of the Microsoft Business Certification program:  Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

Clock Hours: 65

Cost: $595.00

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Certification Training

Engage in the SharePoint 2010 training program if you are either new to or experienced in working with the SharePoint 2010 program. Work through all of the fundamentals of SharePoint from an end user’s perspective. Then build on those skills by learning about the tools you need to manage SharePoint sites.

Clock Hours: 82

Cost: $795.00

Microsoft Word 2010 Certification Training

Master Microsoft Word 2010 and gain an edge in today's competitive job market. In this online program, you will prepare for certification as you develop your expertise with this in-demand word processing program. You'll discover how to create and format documents, how to use tables, how to complete a mail merge, and more.

Clock Hours: 95

Cost: $595.00

 

 

Management and Corporate

 Senior Certified Sustainability Professional 

The Senior Certified Sustainability Professional Online Training Program will prepare you for an exciting career as a leader in the green-collar economy. As a certified sustainability professional, you’ll be responsible for setting the course and coordinating an enterprise's sustainability strategy.

Clock Hours: 110

Cost: $2,495.00

Media and Design

Certified Residential Interior Designer

The online Residential Interior Design Education (R.I.D.E.) program is available to both aspiring designing individuals and interior designers who are wanting to increase their education, career opportunities, and professional status in the interior design industry. The R.I.D.E. certification trains new designers and increases the credentials for designers in current practice.

Clock Hours: 120

Cost: $1,995.00