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Excellence in Online Learning Certificate

Registration fee: $399
Where: Online, self-paced

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Excellence in Online Learning Courses

Registration fee: $99 each
Where: Online, self-paced

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VCU Online: Excellence in Online Learning Certificate

Complete all five courses in the program within 180 days to earn your digital badges and VCU Online: Excellence in Online Learning Certificate. Each course in the certificate program earns its own digital badge, culminating with an overall badge. Certificates are valid for a three-year period with renewal options.

All courses are self-paced with support from VCU Online faculty and include:

While you can save $96 by enrolling in all five courses as part of the certificate program, stand-alone courses are available.


Community members must enroll with an email address that is not affiliated with VCU or VCU Health (including, and email accounts). 

In your registration confirmation, VCU will provide you with links to access your selected courses.

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For current VCU and VCU Health System employees, and VCU Adjunct Faculty

A registration fee waiver is available to qualified faculty and staff for these courses. Contact VCU Online at to determine eligibility, and to enroll.

Want to talk to someone live? Join us during Open Office Hours. We work with faculty every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-2 p.m. (Zoom link). Drop in to get help, ask questions, or just brainstorm about topics related to Canvas, online learning, or anything else that lives in the intersection of technology and learning.


The Professional Development team at VCU Online represents over sixty years of combined experience in the field of education, with expertise in online learning and teaching with technology.

What to Expect

Asynchronous Online Courses

This certificate program is offered as open enrollment, and delivered in a self-paced online format using a Learning Management System.

Digital Badging

You will earn a digital badge for each course that you successfully complete, as well as an overall digital badge after completing all requirements to earn the certificate. Learn more about digital badging.

Who Should Attend

Let our professional development team of experts in online learning help you support student success. Our professional development opportunities are ideal for anyone teaching online, or planning to teach online.

Renewing a Virginia Teaching License? View Resources for Licensure Holders at to learn how you can use this coursework towards your points for renewal.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

No refunds are available after registration.

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including change or cancellation charges to include but not limited to airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.


For questions about the course content, please contact for assistance.

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