Part-time, online First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate

Program details

Format Part-time, online

Each course runs from five to 10 weeks and involves 20 to 40 hours of instruction.*

*Online courses can be accessed at your convenience via Canvas, our online course management system. 


You have up to five years to finish this program.*

*Beginning on the day you start your first course (as long as the course is part of the program's curriculum when you apply). 

Upcoming terms
You may start in any semester with almost any course.
Courses There are 10 required courses.
Learning materials We'll provide course materials online at no additional cost. Your tuition does not include the cost of textbooks, should any be required. 
Tuition Tuition is based on the total cost of individual course fees, which range from $350 to $650. 
Application fee $75 (non-refundable
Application deadline Apply anytime. There is no application deadline for this program. 

Study online with other first responders

Flexible scheduling

The curriculum is designed to meet the scheduling needs of a working professional. You can access the course from wherever you have a computer with an Internet connection. Your course materials will be available 24/7, and assignment deadlines are posted well in advance.

Interactive learning environment

Studying online doesn't mean you'll miss out on interaction with others. You'll work through each course with a group of no more than 30 like-minded students from different locations and professional fields who will share experience, ideas and expertise. Additionally, you may always contact your classmates and instructors through Canvas.

Coursework: What to expect

Coursework reflects and builds upon the real-world experience that everyone brings to the program. Prepare to spend six to eight hours on coursework each week. 

Work at your own pace

You'll typically set your own coursework hours, although occasionally you may need to meet your classmates online at a specific time. You'll also need to follow posted assignment and discussion timelines.

English language requirements

To meet the demands of your coursework, you should have an advanced level of spoken and written English.

Technical information

You’ll access the courses through Canvas, our learning management system, which is available through the SFU website. Canvas is extremely user-friendly—even if you’ve never studied online before. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection.

You may log into Canvas beginning on the first day of each course. For a list of Canvas-supported operating systems and web browsers, visit our supported web browsers page.

To learn more about Canvas, visit the SFU Canvas Student Guide.

Evaluation and graduation requirements

Evaluation methods vary, but you will receive a final letter grade (A to F) at the end of each course. To receive the First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate, you will need to complete all 10 courses with a minimum C average.