Certifications

Move your career forward in as little as 6 months

 

Advance your career and enrich your life with one of our wide range of Christian focused certifications.

We offer certification at all levels of education. Standard certificates to graduate level study, Concordia has a variety of options to choose from. Ranging in length, anywhere from 15 to 40 credits will satisfy your certification requirements, with 15 credits able to be completed in as little as one semester.

We are an online school different than the rest. We take time for our students, look out for them, and provide a welcoming and diverse online classroom to share their ideas. Take your career and your life further with one of Concordia’s many certification programs.

The People

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“ Online learning offers unique opportunities for relaxed, ongoing and in-depth conversations.”  Online education programs enable students to connect with experienced and proven educators like Mary when they need it, wherever they are.
Dr. Mary Hilgendorf, Professor Emeritus
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“Concordia's program has provided me with excellent insight into leading others.” - Jayme Martin
Jayme, Student

Why Concordia University Online?

When you choose Concordia University Online, you receive an online / distance learning program that feels like you are right on campus.

Our Online Student Success Advisors (OSSAs) answer all your questions directly, and help you throughout your entire collegiate experience. Thought-leaders in distance learning education and their areas of study, our faculty will bring you the world-class education and support you expect.

  • A record of excellence in online education
  • Curriculum with Christian values, so you can take your faith to work
  • Programs that provide skills for the real-world and your immediate career goals
  • Exceptionally accredited and accomplished faculty
  • Amazing online student support

Programs

Calculating risk has become integral to managing profit margins. Our curriculum is focused on equipping you with practical and marketable skills in identifying the risks faced by companies. Graduate-level business courses present the various forms of insurance and benefits for employees, as well as legal issues and fraud management techniques that keep corporations running smoothly.
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

Concordia University Online offers both Elementary and Secondary 3-Credit Reading courses with the appropriate field experiences that lead to full certification for the state of Michigan. Get a fresh dose of instructional tips and strategies and learn a host of new assessment, remediation, and learning strategies. Continue to deepen your understanding of core principles by... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Varies

Ready to Apply?

  1. Fill out the Online Application
  2. Fill out the attached Graduate State of Michigan Rule 101 form and upload to your application account after completing step 1.
Helping organizations in the public sector run as smoothly as possible is an important calling. Government workers, police and fire personnel, and nonprofit community organization employees interested in the path to management should consider this Public Administration online certificate. In our flexible online classes, you will gain a professional understanding of administrative law, budgeting, personnel,... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

Medical Assistants are in high demand, making this position a smart entry point into the health-care industry. This program is designed to equip students with the ability to excel in a variety of administrative and clinical duties at a host of health-care facilities. Learn those needed in-demand skills in our flexible online classrooms and prove... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

46

Cost Per Credit

$280

Total Cost

$12,880

A strong marketing campaign is integral in driving demand for your product in the crowded global marketplace. Our online Marketing graduate-level certification is ideal for mid-management marketers and salespeople ready to advance their career and open new opportunities in the industry. One-on-one personalized attention from instructors will help you master the management of sales, in-depth... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

These days, a company is only as efficient as its computer system. The online Management of Information Systems certificate is intended for those who are looking to manage, rather than build, IT departments. This concentration provides you with hands-on experience working with complex databases and decision support systems to foster an efficient and well-functioning organization.... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

The Management certification within our online MBA program is for those looking to lead a team of professionals with confidence and consideration. Stand out in the corporate world by mastering the foundational tenets and managerial strategies in areas such as project management, marketing, advertising, legality, supply chain management, and others. Use your acquired skills and... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

The online theology certificate from Concordia University Online provides students with the insight and guidance to become Lutheran teachers or lay ministers. Grow in faith and knowledge with classes based on the intricacies of religious education, church work, and biblical theology. Graduates of all three levels in our certificate program enjoy a 100% job placement... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date June 1, 2015
Credits

47

Cost Per Credit

$270

Total Cost

$12,690

Relationship Skills online graduate certificate equips church leaders and workers with specific skills to help people in a wide variety of relationships, including families. Our graduates understand that achieving community and cooperation is possible by integrating faith-based strategies and practices. Using a distinctly Christian perspective to direct our philosophies and ethical approach, the specialized curriculum... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$548

Total Cost

$8,220

Learn how to navigate diverse set of issues and cycles within family life with our online graduate-level Christian Counseling certificate. Help families to grow and develop together with God, using scripture to guide others and yourself in your psychological and spiritual development. This program is perfect for master's-level school counselors, professional counselors, social workers, and... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$548

Total Cost

$8,220

This online graduate certification is intended for students who want to use their business skills abroad. With more international markets interacting than ever, abilities necessary for this global challenge are in high demand. Learn about the unique challenges of international finance, economics, marketing, and global production from instructors who currently work in these fields, and... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

Help build and maintain a motivated workforce in your company by earning your Human Resources Management certificate from a program that is nationally recognized for its quality and affordability. Concordia University Online's courses accommodate the demands of working adults, letting you study at your own pace with one-on-one instruction from industry professionals. After developing important... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

Inspire positive change in your health-care organization. Whether your goal is to manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area, or a group medical practice, this program will prepare you to adapt to the current and ongoing changes in health-care laws, regulations, and technology. Enjoy the benefits of worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs that start... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$457

Total Cost

$8,226

Demand for skilled and highly educated people in the health-care industry continues to grow. Concordia University Online's Health Care Administration certificate includes a curriculum from an award-winning MBA program, providing a world-class education for those interested in health care administration. Our graduates are conditioned to be effective independent thinkers. Whether your goal is to manage... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

This certificate is appropriate for those interested in middle and upper management, brokerage, insurance practice, and running their own business. Many students who complete this program go on to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam. Master the key applicable aspects of real estate investment, securities analysis, risk management, and other essential topics within the financial... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

Emerging sustainable business practices not only protect God's creation, but often make a company run more efficiently and profitably, as well. Find ways to develop greener, happier, and more self-sustaining choices in the business world. Study the correlation of common practices and their environmental effects in mediums like chemistry and toxicology, and gain an in-depth... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

A working knowledge of academic and conversational English opens the doors of opportunity for countless new Americans. The English as a Second Language program at Concordia will provide you with a minor degree or certificate to become a licensed ESL instructor. Class instructors pass their ESL classroom experience directly to you, starting with the fundamentals... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$548

Total Cost

$9,864

Technology in the classroom has changed education in a substantial way. The Digital Age Teaching & Learning certificate gives you the basis to harness the power of technology, creating more effective teaching methods for our classrooms today. Discover new ways to inspire learning, collaboration, and creativity using current and emerging technologies. Convey important ideas and... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Varies
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$548

Total Cost

$8,220

When you've got a message to share, it's important to convey that message accurately and clearly - and if you are looking for a certain response, it's important exactly how you send that message, as well. The Corporate Communication Certificate is geared toward people who speak or write as a major part of their profession.... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

This online graduate-level certificate will qualify you to lead classes, churches, and communities in the learning and growing of Christian faith. Gain deep understanding of the historical and biblical foundations of Christian education, and learn how to relate those foundational lessons to important modern day issues. You may also discover future opportunities to share the... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Varies
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$548

Total Cost

$8,220

The Management of Criminal Justice program will give students the ability to analyze legal, operational, and managerial issues in the criminal justice field. From law enforcement management to corrections and court proceedings, you will possess the administrative knowledge to operate at every level of government: federal, state, county, and municipal. Class instructors currently work in the field and... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

24

Cost Per Credit

$457

Total Cost

$10,968

The Business Management certificate program from Concordia University Online provides personalized, one-on-one instruction from current industry professionals. Learn essential disciplines like accounting, economics, finance, and management - preparing you with a survey in all facets of business, and the insight to lead in today's competitive corporate environment. Learn how to develop your own business plan... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

24

Cost Per Credit

$457

Total Cost

$10,968

This online certification is for master's-level nurses who want to add a new clinical emphasis to their expertise. Customize your certificate with one of these specialized options: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Primary Care NP, or Nurse Educator. In our advanced health assessment classes, which can be part of a full- or part-time course load, you'll... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Varies
Credits

30

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$19,860

This graduate-level certification offers a course of study for professionals who work in rehabilitative sciences, nursing, health-care practice, research, administration, or even litigation. Decisions that require a moral theory and an ethical code regularly arise in health care, our Christian foundations help us approach these issues carefully and comfortably. Concordia University Online classes prepare you... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$270

Total Cost

$4,050

The Alternative Education licensing program is a six-credit certification that helps teachers, school administrators, and community members develop practices that allow all types of students to become successful - especially children who may be at-risk. Choose to be a leader of positive change and resilience for those who have lost their way - in places... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date August 31, 2015
Credits

6

Cost Per Credit

$548

Total Cost

$3,288

Adults learn differently than children, it's an important fact and it's important to understand what accounts for these differences and to learn how to teach with them in mind. This online program provides you with greater insight into the unique strategies necessary for effective adult education, plus the scenarios where they can be applied, including... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$548

Total Cost

$8,220

Certified Public Accountants (CPA's) are in high demand, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts future employment to grow even further in the next few years. The call for highly skilled, multifaceted CPAs comes from the evolving global economy and advancing complex business technology. In this program, learn advanced auditing, global production and operations, systems... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$662

Total Cost

$9,930

The third level of our Lay Ministry Program provides in-depth study in Lutheran worship and the Lutheran Confessions. The last and final component of the full certification process focuses directly on the tenets, teachings, and interpretations of the Lutheran Church, providing further emphasis in areas such as synodical structure, congregational organization, planning, and leadership.
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date June 1, 2015
Credits

16

Cost Per Credit

$270

Total Cost

$4,320

The second level of the Lay Ministry Certificate program provides a theological toolbox for teaching, leading devotions, outreach, visitation, and family ministry. This certificate course is an in-depth study of what it takes to complete the day-to-day duties of lay ministry with consideration for all members and denominations of the church and greater community. The... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date June 1, 2015
Credits

31

Cost Per Credit

$270

Total Cost

$8,370

The first level of the Lay Ministry Certificate Program provides a foundation in Bible study in the context of Lutheran theology. Our Christian foundation provides students with welcoming and supportive online classrooms filled with diverse ideas and perspectives on the Christian faith. Explore the rich path of Christian history and its relation among other belief... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date June 1, 2015
Credits

16

Cost Per Credit

$270

Total Cost

$4,320

Eager to move forward in your career and make a difference in the lives of youth? This program will certify you to teach in either Grades 1-8 (Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence) or in Grades 6-12 (Early Adolescence-Adolescence)—it's your choice. Our flexible accelerated program is perfect for working professionals, and our qualified classroom practitioners help... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date April 1, 2015
Credits

36

Cost Per Credit

$548

Total Cost

$19,728