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Our registration and payment are done online via the course webpage. We accept credit card payments from Visa, Mastercard and AMEX. If you require an invoice, please contact us directly at

We offer courses in the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters. We will run one or two courses from each certificate program in a semester. Generally, a course runs once per academic year.

We do currently have 3 continuous enrolment courses for exam preparation and controlled drugs and addiction which allow you to enroll at any time throughout the year.

We provide a group rate to 3 or more registrants from the same site. The rate is applicable to each registrant within the group and each person must register individually. If you have a group and want to register with the group discount, contact and we can provide your group registration details and a group code.

Note: If you apply a group code to your registration and less than 3 registrants from your site are enrolled, you will be asked to pay the difference.

Yes, participants may take courses in any order. The courses are designed to allow participants to join a program starting with any course.

This will vary from person to person.

Students are provided 2 years from the start date of their first course within a certificate program to complete all courses.

We have designed our courses and programs to be flexible and fit into your everyday so you can balance work/life and your professional development goals.

However, we understand that life happens, and if you are unable to complete all courses do to unforeseen or extreme circumstances before the 2-year completion date, please contact us at and let us know. We will try our best to work with our students on a solution.

Yes! We generally provide both Bloomberg faculty and Bloomberg alumni 15% off our Regular Rate. Please check the available rates when selecting the Course Fees as you complete the registration form.

Note: We will conduct a reference check to confirm your status; if you do not qualify for the discount, you will be asked to provide a payment for the difference.

You can still go ahead and register for a course. The registration form will ask for your birthday and full name, you will need to use the same information that was used when you were a student. Our system will use this to identify you and we should be able to determine your UTORID.

Yes! Completing a full program is not a requirement. Our courses are designed so that you can pick and chose which you want to take based on your needs.

You will receive a PDF certificate of completion when you successfully complete a course within any certificate program.

If you are unable to participate in a course you are enrolled in, please send a written request to CPD If you are withdrawing from the course prior to the refund deadline, you will be eligible for a refund (see refund policy). However, if the refund deadline has passed, you will no longer be eligible for a refund. If this happens, we often suggest that students transfer to the next course offering rather than withdrawing from a course.

A transfer will allow a student to use the fees as a transfer credit towards the next course offering. We will contact the student when registration for the next offering is available and provide new enrollment details if you are still interested in taking the course. Please note, the transfer credit will expire after one year.

Students may request a refund by sending a written request to before the Refund Deadline.

No refunds will be given after this date.

All refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $100 + tax. Alternatively, a colleague may attend in your place.

The Centre for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel courses due to circumstances. The decision to cancel a course is normally made 15 days prior to the course. If you are enrolled in a course which is subsequently cancelled, you may apply your fee to another course, or receive a full refund.
The Centre is not responsible for any travel or other expenses incurred by you.

No, Ontario nurses do not require this; we have not gone through the accreditation for our courses. 

Yes, as a student you can start it. However, we would recommend that you carefully consider the additional workload on top of the NP program. 

It might be better to wait until you have one year of the NP program completed as assignments in the certificate include case studies that require students to work their way through the diagnostic process, treatment etc. 

This is a not-for-credit certificate and can’t apply to a graduate degree – due to university policy.

Students are all evaluated.

No. Courses taken through the Centre for Professional Development are not eligible to be included on the T2202A form because they are not part of a program of study that leads to a degree. However, you might consider seeking tax advice to determine if the fees can be claimed on your income tax without the T2202A form. Please contact us if you need a copy of your payment receipt.

No, we offer professional development courses, and they are not university credit courses, thus it will not appear on a university transcript. Typically, the body of our final email includes the grades with your certificate at the time of course completion.