Professional Development Certificates

NAIT’s one-year, full-time, professional development program will earn you a professional development certificate and prepare you for the Canadian workplace.

  • Our professional development certificates are designed to advance your previous education and work experience
  • Gain job-ready skills and knowledge with the latest technology, trends, and methodologies
  • Certificates are closely tied to the needs of the Alberta Labor market
  • Enhance your professional communications skills
  • Be eligible to apply for your Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) upon completion
  • Study on campus in a vibrant face-to-face environment

Benefits of Professional Development Certificates

Study in Canada

Workforce-Ready Training

Professional Certification

Career Progression

Program Details

  • 12 months full-time
  • International Tuition Fee: $16,350
  • Start Term: August 2023
  • This is a non-credit professional development certificate which may qualify for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWP) if all other eligibility criteria are met.
  • International students are eligible to apply for a study permit for this program.


NAIT is a Project Management Institute (PMI) approved  Authorized Training Partner.

Upon completion of the program, you can apply for your Project Management for Information Technology Certificate.

Upon completion of the International Professional Development Certificate, you will also receive a professional development certificate applicable to use in your PGWP application.

Program Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of 2-year post-secondary diploma or 4-year post-secondary degree
    • When it is time to apply, copies of your official academic transcripts showing completion of a post-secondary Diploma or Degree must be submitted. If your original transcript is in a language other than English, it must be officially translated;
    • An official WES or IQAS credential assessment showing successful completion of a Diploma or Degree will also be accepted
  • If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English Language Proficiency
    • IELTS (Academic Format) - 6.0, with no band less than 5.0
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) or PTE Academic Online – 50, with no less than 40 in each skill
    • TOEFL iBT (Internet Based) or TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Test – Overall score of minimum 74
    • Duolingo English Test – Minimum test score of 100

Information for International Students

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Leadership and Project Management for IT

Project Management skills are in constant demand regardless of industry. These skills allow you to organize your work, make plans, track where you have been, and look for trends. Keeping your efforts on schedule, on budget, and most importantly, within the satisfaction of your customers and stakeholders can be both challenging and rewarding work.

The Project Management for Information Technology Professional Development Certificate Program at NAIT helps you better understand team dynamics and its impact on projects. You will be introduced to project management tools and techniques that will assist your personal and professional development in order to bring continuous improvement to your projects and organization.

This program aligns with the methodologies and practices described in the latest version of “A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBoK®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Hands on, industry-relevant skills

Through this program, you will learn how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close out the work of a team to achieve specific outcomes.

Among the wide range of skills and knowledge you will gain, you can expect to learn:

  • Essential processes, terminology and elements of project management
  • Strategies and sophisticated techniques used in project management
  • Elements of the project life cycle
  • How to develop a project charter
  • How to use various project management tools
  • Risk and quality management
  • Team-building and leadership skills
  • Case studies related to information technology projects
  • Instructors will have extensive information technology project management backgrounds

In addition to the core Project Management for Information Technology Certificate, you will earn workforce-ready certificates in: Canadian Workplace Culture, Office Technology Certificate, Conflict Resolution & Negotiation, as well as take courses in Agile & Scrum, Effective Leadership Practices, and Team Building and Dynamics.

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