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Microcredentials are designed to advance your career through convenient, short and flexible online programs focused on the most sought-after skills in today’s workplaces.

What is a microcredential?

A microcredential is official recognition of your achievement of a defined set of skills, knowledge, and competencies. It is shorter in nature than a certificate or diploma and focuses on very specific skills, knowledge, and competencies which address gaps and needs in the workforce.

Upon successful completion of a microcredential course or program, you will receive your credential in a digital format. A blockchain digital credential is a secure link giving you access to a tamper-proof and verifiable credential which houses information such as the issuing institution, the date earned, learning outcomes, and evaluation criteria.

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Digitally Shareable Credentials

Add your microcredential to your resume or LinkedIn profile, and easily share with current or prospective employers.

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Flexible Online Learning

Learn at your own pace with flexible programs that fit your lifestyle and schedule. Earn a microcredential in months or less.

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Experienced Instructors

Get real-world, hands-on experience while learning from best-in-class instructors with deep industry knowledge.

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Skill Building

Online learning for you to learn anywhere, anytime while connecting students and instructors.

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Explore Microcredentials by Category

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Accelerate your upwards trajectory with results-oriented business and leadership training

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Future-proof your skill set with resume-boosting tech training

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Professional Development

Invest in yourself by acquiring highly transferable work skills and software training

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Over 1,700 microcredentials issued. Get yours today!

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Interested in learning more?

Explore our frequently asked questions.

  • Get practical knowledge and skills in an efficient and timely manner that you can apply immediately
  • Focus on the specific competencies you need for your current role or to prepare for a future role
  • Provides details about the skills and specialized knowledge you have acquired
  • Easily shareable and transportable
  • Personalized with your name and the institution that issued it

  • Include it as a link on your resume
  • Add it to your LinkedIn and Facebook profiles
  • Share it with potential employers
  • Print a copy to give to your employer
  • Share it with family and friends
  • Print it and frame it!

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive an email that will contain a link to your microcredential in a digital format. It will outline the specific skills, competencies and specialized learning you have obtained in your course/program. It’s a tamper-proof and directly verifiable credential which houses information such as the issuing institution, the date earned, learning outcomes, and evaluation criteria.

McMaster Continuing Education provides its learners with online credentials accessible from a personalized and unique URL (also known as “web address”, “hyperlink” or “link”):

  • Issued from the official McMaster Continuing Education blockchain address: 0x3BDcdD21f5E7E10118AFAF1706A232a4E81Ca19B.
  • This address is tamper-proof and registered on the blockchain registry of authorized institutions to issue data on the BCdiploma platform, verified by eCampusOntario.

Please click here for a sample microcredential.


A number of microcredential programs are approved for financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), with more to come. For more information, please visit the Ontario website.

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Wondering if microcredentials are the right option for you?

Our team of Student Information Specialists is happy to help!