Part-timeRisk Management Certificate

Program details


Choose from two formats:

  • Part-time in Vancouver and Surrey 
  • Combination of in-class and online courses
Location update: In-person courses have been moved to either online or online-supported delivery through August 31, 2021.

Each course runs from 11 to 14 weeks and involves 42 to 48 hours of instruction.*

*In-class courses meet in the evenings and on weekends. 
Online courses can be accessed at your convenience via Canvas, our online course management system. 


 You have up to five years to finish the 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 term You can start with any course, except those where prerequisites apply. See individual courses for dates and details. 
Courses There are four core courses and two electives.
Learning materials See individual courses for requirements. The cost of textbooks is not included in your tuition. 
Tuition Tuition is based on the total cost of individual course fees, which are currently $649 per course.
Application fee $75 (non-refundable)
Application deadline Apply anytime. There is no application deadline for this program.

Learning environment

SFU’s risk management training features a wide variety of teaching techniques, including group exercises and discussions. Our instructors are leading faculty members and industry professionals whom we choose on the basis of their academic credentials, experience and teaching abilities.

Coursework: What to expect

Whether you're studying in class or online, prepare to spend six to ten hours per week on coursework, which will include the following:

In-class courses

  • Weekly reading and assignments
  • Lectures, case studies, group work and exams

Online courses

  • Weekly course modules, which you'll access through our online course management system, Canvas
  • Readings, discussions, individual and group assignments, and exams

Note: You do not have to be online at specific times, other than for examinations, but you will need to be online regularly. You should plan to access Canvas at least once every few days to keep up with your work and group assignments.

Graduation requirements

To receive the Risk Management Certificate, complete and pass all courses with a minimum average grade of C and submit a graduation request form.

Take individual courses in risk management and more

You’re welcome to take individual courses in business, management, risk management, accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, business communication, business law, and more without enrolling in the certificate program. Visit our course section for details.