Climate Action Certificate

The climate emergency has already altered our lives, and it will only accelerate in the coming decades. Technical solutions now exist, so what’s getting in the way of urgently needed action? In our online courses and certificate program, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to move from ideas to action. You’ll deepen your understanding of Indigenous perspectives and climate justice, and advance your climate leadership, whether you’re developing environmental solutions, building community resilience or motivating others toward action.  

Overview

Courses: 3 required + 3 electives
Format: Part-time
Location: Online
Next info session: Wed, 10 Apr 2024 12:00 PM PDT

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Why this program?

  • Develop skills and tools to lead and implement equitable climate action plans 
  • Apply principles of climate justice and Indigenous knowledge systems to your work
  • Learn from experienced practitioners in the climate field
  • Take fully online courses on a flexible schedule
  • Start with individual courses and apply to the program at any time
  • Graduate with a certificate that confers SFU alumni status along with its benefits

Read more about the program in SFU News.

Format

Part-time

Location

Online

Program completion

6–36 months (from start date of first course)
To graduate, pass all courses required to complete the program.

Course duration

6 weeks
Except CLM620 (12 weeks) and CLM720 (8 weeks)

Course work

6–10 hours/week

Schedule

Self-paced within set assignment deadlines

Learning materials

See individual courses for textbook details

Cost

$699/course 
$75 program application fee

Application info

No application deadline. Take individual courses and apply to the program at any time.

Do you live in B.C.? 
If you’re eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant, sign up for our email list to receive updates on potential fall 2024 funding. 

Application requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Mature students who do not meet this requirement may qualify with at least 5 years of appropriate experience
  • English Language Requirements

Register for individual courses at any time, with the option to apply to the program later.

Course Name
Start Date
Location
Instructor
Cost
Seats Available
Action
Start DateWed, Mar 6, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorOlive Dempsey
Cost$699.00
Seats Available9
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Start DateWed, Mar 6, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$699.00
Seats Available21
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Start DateWed, Mar 6, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorAndrea Reimer
Cost$699.00
Seats Available28
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Start DateWed, May 8, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorLindsay Heller
Cost$699.00
Seats Available26
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Start DateWed, May 8, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$699.00
Seats Available29
ActionRegister

Enroll in the certificate program to:

  • Track your progress in your student account
  • Access potential tax credits
  • Be eligible to graduate when you finish

Do you live in B.C.?

If you’re eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant, sign up for our email list to receive updates on potential 2024 funding.

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