Public Relations Certificate

In a world where so much depends on reputation, qualified public relations professionals are in high demand. In our flexible online program, you can earn your certificate in as little as one year, even if you work full time. You’ll dive into key aspects of PR practices such as content creation, media relations and strategic communication, all approached through an essential lens of cultural awareness and inclusivity. Aligned with Canadian Public Relations Society industry standards, our comprehensive certificate will build your knowledge and confidence, whether you’re entering the field or advancing in your PR career.

Overview

Courses: 9
Format: Part-time
Location: Online

Next online info session:
Tue, 23 Jul 2024 12 P.M. PDT

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Why this program?

  • Develop professional competencies aligned with Canadian Public Relations Society industry standards
  • Take fully online courses on a flexible schedule
  • Complete the part-time program in as little as one year
  • Learn from active and experienced leaders in the public relations field
  • 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

Format

Part-time

Location

Online

Program completion

1–3 years (from start date of first course)
To graduate, successfully complete all 9 courses.

Course duration

5 weeks (18 instructional hours)

Course work

10 hours/week

Schedule

Self-paced within set assignment deadlines

Learning materials

Course materials included

Cost

$595/course
$75 program application fee
$5,430 total program costs

Application info

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

Application requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or five years’ professional experience recommended
  • One or more years’ experience in a communication role recommended
  • Advanced 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 DateThu, Sep 19, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorKylie McMullan
Cost$595.00
Seats Available24
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Oct 17, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$595.00
Seats Available23
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Nov 14, 2024
LocationOnline
Cost$595.00
Seats Available22
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Nov 14, 2024
LocationOnline
InstructorKylie McMullan
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Jan 16, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorFawn Mulcahy
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Jan 16, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Feb 13, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Feb 20, 2025
LocationOnline
InstructorBen Borne
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Mar 6, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Mar 6, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Mar 27, 2025
LocationOnline
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Mar 27, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, May 8, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, May 8, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, May 8, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Jun 12, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Jun 12, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Jun 12, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Jun 26, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Jul 3, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Jul 3, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Jul 10, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Jul 10, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Sep 11, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Sep 11, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Sep 11, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Sep 11, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Oct 9, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Oct 16, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Nov 6, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Nov 6, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Nov 6, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Nov 13, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
ActionRegister
Start DateThu, Nov 13, 2025
LocationOnline
Instructor-
Cost$595.00
Seats Available25
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Enroll in the certificate program to:

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

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