Certificates and Designations

  • Many George Brown College Continuing Education courses can be applied toward George Brown College Continuing Education certificates. In all cases, certificate requirements are clearly outlined in the descriptions published on the Continuing Education website.
  • Some Continuing Education courses can be applied toward designations awarded by external professional or licensing bodies. The information provided about these designations on the Continuing Education website may not represent the extent of the designations' requirements. The qualification requirements are set by the external professional or licensing body, not George Brown College. In order to qualify for the designation, you must follow the process of that external body and meet the requirements applicable to you.
  • In most cases, you do not register for a certificate. Instead, you register for individual courses that make up the certificate requirements. Compulsory courses provide the foundation while electives (if applicable) permit you to select courses best suited to your interests and goals.
  • It is your responsibility to request a certificate once you have completed all the requirements.
  • In some cases, Continuing Education courses lead to diploma completion. However, in those cases, formal admission is generally required. Additionally, the process for obtaining a diploma once you have completed the requirements is different than the process for obtaining a certificate. For more information, contact the department co-ordinator.
  • Students who have completed Continuing Education certificates are not eligible to attend the college's convocation ceremonies. These ceremonies are for full-time George Brown College program graduates only.
  • For related information, visit the Certificate Requests web page, the Certificate Requirements web page and the Replacement Certificate/Diploma Requests web page.