All BA students are eligible to pursue a certificate. To view a list of available certificates, visit the Special Study Opportunities--Certificates and Diplomas section of the current Undergraduate Calendar.
Certificates are awarded only after all required courses have been completed so you do not need to register for a certificate in advance. However, some certificates do require 120 hours of approved hours prior to the completion of capstone courses.

  1. As certificates are awarded by the Office of Open Learning, they do not appear on your undergraduate transcript or Diploma.
  2. There is no average requirement for certificates.
  3. Upon completing your certificate, you must complete the Certificate Application Request Form on the Open Learning website https://opened.uoguelph.ca/student-resources/Forms

Any questions about certificates should be directed to info@opened.uoguelph.ca, ext. 56050.

Please note that the Leadership Certificate is exempt from double-counting rules.