What is the difference between a Certificate and Continuing Education?

What is the difference between a Certificate and Continuing Education?

A certificate is a stand-alone program that showcases your proficiency in a specific subject. Certificate programs consist of 4 courses for graduate students and 6 courses for undergraduate students. When you complete a certificate program, it will be reflected on your official transcripts.  Since this is an official program, students are required to meet admission requirements. 

Continuing education is a set of courses (4 courses for graduate level and 5 courses for undergraduate level) that CSU-Global has put together to help you advance your professional development. Once finished with these courses, you can request a printed copy of your Certificate of Completion, or a document showing you've taken these courses. That said, your continuing education courses are non-transcribbable, which means your transcripts will reflect that you took/attempted the courses but not that you completed an official program.

Please click here for more information on available Certificates, including downloadable Program Sheets!

Please click here for more information on Continuing Education options

Related Articles:

How do I request a Certificate of Completion?