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.

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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

The Graduate Teacher Certification with ESL Minor and Licensure is for Wisconsin classroom teachers who are working to obtain their Graduate Teacher Certification (ESL concentration). With this license, you will enhance your language skills to open up new opportunities, maximize your impact in the classroom, and become an expert in teaching in different settings. Program students... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

36

Cost Per Credit

$548

Total Cost

$19,728

The Teaching and Learning with Secondary Licensure track is designed for adults who already hold a bachelor’s degree and desire to become a classroom teacher at the secondary level.  The program will lead to secondary WI Teacher licensure and also a Master of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in Teaching & Learning. With... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

36 - 45

Cost Per Credit

$548

Total Cost

$19,728 - $24,660

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

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

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

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

Medical Assistants are in high demand, making this position a smart entry point into the health-care industry. This blended 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... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

42

Cost Per Credit

$289

Total Cost

$12,138

A strong marketing campaign is integral in driving demand for your product in the crowded global marketplace. Our online Strategic 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,... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

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

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

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

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

The online Director of Church Ministries Certificate is a non-degree certificate consisting of seventeen courses, all but two of which are taken online. Application to the certificate program involves steps in addition to application to the university. Courses are offered in a cohort model, with a new cohort beginning every June. Each course is eight weeks in length, allowing for... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date June 1, 2018
Credits

47

Cost Per Credit

$285

Total Cost

$13,395

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

$579

Total Cost

$8,685

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

$579

Total Cost

$8,685

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

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

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

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

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

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

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

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

  The English as a Second Language (ESL) minor program is a certifiable minor or license based on equivalence to a minor. The purpose of the ESL minor program at Concordia University Wisconsin is to prepare educators to serve students who are English language learners (ELLs) and assist them to become proficient in academic English... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

18 - 36

Cost Per Credit

$579

Total Cost

$10,422 - $20,844

The Bilingual Education Concentration (#1023) can be added to the ESL minor program. It will lead to both ESL and Bilingual Licensure if all requirements are met. The Bilingual License is a supplemental license. It will attach to an educator's license(s). Students wishing to complete this track must meet all ESL requirements, or their equivalent, prior... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$579

Total Cost

$10,422

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

$579

Total Cost

$8,685

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 Communications and Public Relations Certificate is geared toward people who speak or write as a major part of... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

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

18 - 24

Cost Per Credit

$483

Total Cost

$8,694 - $11,592

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

18 - 24

Cost Per Credit

$483

Total Cost

$8,694 - $11,592

Gain valuable leadership skills and business insights with our 100% online Health Care Management undergraduate certificate program. Credits from this program can be applied to either an associate's or bachelor's degree in the same field of study. Experience award winning online education and join hundreds of successful professionals who have studied in our School of... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

18 - 24

Cost Per Credit

$483

Total Cost

$8,694 - $11,592

Gain vital skills for working with your company's most vital asset - its employees. Credits can be applied to either an associate's or bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management. Concordia University provides Christ-centered education that allows you to approach personnel issues from a Biblical perspective. Experience a world class education from our award winning School... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

18 - 24

Cost Per Credit

$457

Total Cost

$8,226 - $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 two specialized options: Family Nurse Practitioner  or Adult/Gerontology Primary Care NP. In our advanced health assessment classes, which can be part of a full- or part-time course load, you'll learn... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Varies
Credits

35

Cost Per Credit

$699

Total Cost

$24,465

The Sustainability Management and Analytics Graduate Certificate is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to make a significant positive impact in their existing or prospective organizations. This certificate uses traditional methods such as Six Sigma, lean, and operations research to improve processes, reduce resource use and waste, and make better social and environmental... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

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 27, 2018
Credits

6

Cost Per Credit

$579

Total Cost

$3,474

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

$579

Total Cost

$8,685

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

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

This 9-credit or 15-credit graduate certificate provides participants with a foundation in the knowledge and skills required to teach in a nursing education program. Those who complete the program will be eligible to sit for the Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) exam through the National League for Nursing. Upon completion of the graduate certificate, all... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

9 - 15

Cost Per Credit

$699

Total Cost

$6,291 - $10,485

The Sport and Entertainment industries are critical pieces of our economy, with billions of dollars being generated every year. It should come as no surprise, then, that it is also a rapidly growing and fiercely competitive field. This online graduate certification is intended for students who wish to work with athletic organizations, athletes and entertainers,... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

Are you motivated by challenge? Are you an independent self-starter? Entrepreneurship is both a pursuit and a mindset. Concordia University Online's Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is looking for candidates who have ambitious goals and an entrepreneurial attitude. This 100% online program will help students take their innovations and turn them into successful startups.... more >
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$699

Total Cost

$10,485

The Master’s Program in Student Personnel Administration seeks to prepare graduate students in mind, body, and spirit  through a program that is grounded in student affairs theory and practice applied from a Christian perspective. Completion of this program will equip you with the tools to improve the quality of campus life, foster a safe, healthy... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Varies
Credits

36

Cost Per Credit

$579

Total Cost

$20,844