UVA Online Certificates

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Powerful Credentials. Employer Aligned. UVA Brings Professional Certificates to You.

With a 100% online option, advancing your career and skill set with a professional certificate has never been more attainable, even for working professionals.  The University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies wants to help you reach new heights and impress top employers with a graduate or undergraduate certificate that can set you up for success. 

You’ll be more qualified than ever. 

Want to be a stronger leader? Learn new project management skills? Keep ahead of the technology curve? Advance your accounting skills? UVA offers a path to advanced knowledge in your professional area of interest that is both accessible and available from an institution with top faculty and a reputation for turning out some of the best minds in the professional world. 

Accounting

The online Accounting Certificate prepares individuals to assume greater responsibility for the accounting function by providing a foundation in accounting, auditing, taxation, commercial law, and managerial finance. It also provides the required coursework and hours to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.

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Certified Financial Planning

The noncredit Certified Financial Planning Certificate provides the skills and knowledge necessary for obtaining CFP® Certification. Coursework addresses competencies in financial planning, insurance, investment planning, income tax planning, retirement planning, estate planning, and ethics.

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Cybersecurity

The online undergraduate Cybersecurity Analysis Certificate and online graduate Cybersecurity Management Certificate provide foundational knowledge and skills for cybersecurity professionals at two distinct stages of their careers. Undergraduates gain a detailed understanding of security vulnerabilities, attacks, threats, and mitigation solutions in the context of today’s cyber and information technology networks, while graduates prepare for roles as leaders and managers who conduct assessments and defend organizations from cyber threats.

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Healthcare Management

The online graduate Certificate in Health Sciences Management provides a foundation of management competencies for individuals working in health care and looking to advance into entry-level positions in health care management.

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Human Resources

Delivered online, the graduate Leadership in Human Resources Management certificate addresses functional areas of human resources for professionals at the beginning and middle stages of their careers. The certificate includes training in the management of organizations, organizational development, staffing and career management, legal and ethical issues, and other key topics in human resources leadership.

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Information Technology

The undergraduate Information Technology Certificate online provides the knowledge and skills necessary to assume entry-level positions in the field of information technology.

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Leadership

The online Certificate in Leadership provides a solid foundation of leadership and management competencies that can be applied immediately in the workplace. The 18-credit graduate certificate (6 courses) is uniquely designed for individuals interested in developing their personal leadership style, while focusing on one of three areas: general leadership, technology leadership, or project management. 

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National Criminal Justice Command College

The National Criminal Justice Command College (NCJCC) provides an integrated, cutting-edge approach to criminal justice education through a framework of leadership and collaboration. The criminal justice certificate, offered in partnership with the Virginia State Police, is an intensive 10-week program scheduled annually from mid-July through mid-September.

NOTE: The National Criminal Justice Command College is entirely in person, not online. 

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Procurement and Contracts Management

The graduate Certificate in Procurement & Contracts Management provides advanced training to individuals seeking mid-level to senior-level roles in the industry. The 6 course, 18-credit graduate certificate focuses on the core competencies recognized by the National Contract Management Association.

The undergraduate Certificate in Procurement & Contracts Management provides an overview of key principles and prepares students for entry-level to mid-level roles in the industry. The 6 course, 18-credit undergraduate/post-baccalaureate certificate focuses on the core competencies recognized by the National Contract Management Association.

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Project Management

The online graduate Certificate in Project Management provides a core framework and information on how to apply a wide range of tools in order to be an effective project manager.

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Public Administration

The Public Administration Graduate Certificate online provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to meet the administrative and management challenges of today's public sector and nonprofit organizations.

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