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Pursue an Online Certificate at Linfield

Need a professionally focused online certificate to give your life a promotion? Linfield’s flexible and affordable certificates are perfect if you already have a degree or wants to enhance your expertise in a specific area – all from the convenience of your own home!

An online certificate may be just the credential you need to take your career to the next level - or open up doors to a whole new one!

Quick Facts About Certificates

Time to complete a certificate Depends on the program and your course load preference, but they are designed to be completed in one year, if a student takes 2-3 classes per term
Credits in a certificate They vary between a total of 16 - 24 credits (plus a few have prerequisite courses.)

Cost for certificates

$250 per credit for most certificates, plus an online fee of $215 per term during Fall, Spring and Summer and $110 during Jan term.  Certificates that require a bachelor's degree as a prerequisite, such as the Post-Baccalaureate Accounting certificate, are offered at the degree tuition rate of $495 per credit.
Start terms

You can start Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer for most certificate programs.  Talk with an admission counselor to help you plan your start.

Certificate FAQs

What is a Certificate?
A Certificate is a short term credential that provides professional recognition of your knowledge and skills in a given specialty. Each certificate program consists of a minimum of 16 credits.

Who are the Certificate Programs designed for?
Certificate programs can give you a competitive edge in today’s knowledge–driven economy where high demand, well-paying occupations depend on an educated workforce. Designed for working adults looking to change careers, advance in their current one or explore an area of personal interest, an online certificate from Linfield’s well-respected programs will help you reach your goals with coursework that will build on your knowledge and skillset.

If you want to advance your career, and have earned a bachelor's or master's degree previously, achieving a certificate in one of these high employment areas provides a career pathway to building a specialization in Post Baccalaureate Accounting, Coaching, Cyber Security, Global Health, Health Administration, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Sustainability, Web Application Development, Wine Management, or Yoga Instructor.

Do I need a degree (or pursuing one) to complete a certificate?
You may complete any of Linfield's online certificates separately from the bachelor's degrees with the exception of our Post-Baccalaureate Accounting certificate, which is open only to students who have completed a bachelor's degree.

Some of our online certificates do have prerequisite courses.  Please go the individual certificate pages for details about each program.

Can I complete an online degree and certificate at the same time?
If you are earning a bachelor's degree in the Online and Continuing Education Program, you may work on completing both degree and certificate at the same time, and earn two credentials. One course may be used to meet both certificate and major requirements.

Due to the similarity of courses in the Human Resource Management certificate and Management major, and the similarity of courses in the Marketing certificate and the Marketing major, students must choose either the certificate or the degree in these fields of study.

Is Financial Aid available for Certificate Programs?
Financial aid is available to eligible certificate-seeking students in the Online and Continuing Education Program. Most financial aid awards require that you are registered for 6 credits in the semester when you receive the funds. Take time to browse the many financial aid resources on various topics or contact our financial aid staff. We are here to help you with financing your education.

Linfield College
Linfield College is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Our high instructional standards are maintained in each of the courses required for the Certificate.