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Welcome to the Certification Initiative Website

About Us:

At Cornwall Student Union, we are committed to helping the student body navigate the exciting world of certifications and career advancement. Whether you're exploring new career paths or looking to enhance your skills in your current field, we provide the resources and guidance you need to succeed.

Certification Recommendations for Each Program in St. Lawrence College – Cornwall Campus

I. Applied Science and Computing

1. Computer Programming 

Microsoft Azure Certifications

AWS Certifications

Oracle Certifications

Salesforce Certifications 

International Software Testing Qualifications Bureau


-Verify if they can join OACETT

2. Computer System Technician

Click here for more information: OACETT - Become a Member

3. Environmental Technician

Advance Your Technology Career: Join OACETT

Are you ready to elevate your career in the technology field and unlock exciting professional opportunities? In today’s competitive landscape, standing out is essential. Joining the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) is a smart move. Membership with OACETT not only showcases your expertise but also demonstrates your commitment to excellence.

Navigate the benefits of becoming an OACETT member and equip yourself with the resources, networking opportunities, and professional development events you need to succeed.

Click here for more information: OACETT - Become a Member

4. Game Programming

Embark on a Journey of Mastery: A Guide to Certification in Game Development

Are you ready to level up your game development skills and unlock exciting career opportunities in the dynamic world of gaming? In today's fast-paced industry, staying ahead of the curve is essential. Certifications not only showcase your expertise but also demonstrate your commitment to excellence. Navigate the diverse landscape of game development certifications, equipping yourself with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed. Let this guide be your compass on the path to mastery in game development.

Click the link below for more information about the certification that can advance your career: Top Certifications for Game Developers in 2024 (Ranked) (

II. Business

1. Business Fundamentals / Business Diploma / Business Administration

Ignite Your Journey in Business and Finance with PSAP

Ready to embark on a rewarding path in business and finance? Take the first step with the Post-Secondary Ambassador Program (PSAP). This program is open to all business students.

Join a vibrant community of students who share your passion for business, where you'll be empowered to cultivate essential skills and forge invaluable connections with industry professionals. PSAP provides exclusive access to networking events, conferences, mentorship opportunities, and workshops for essential tools like Excel and PowerBI.

Click the link for more information: Ticket Selection - Post-Secondary Ambassador Program (PSAP) 2024-2025 (

2. Business Accounting / Business Administration – Accounting

Elevate Your Accounting Career with QuickBooks and CPA Certifications


Are you pursuing a career in Business Accounting and aiming to excel in the field? Intuit offers QuickBooks certifications for various skill levels, providing you with the opportunity to become a QuickBooks Certified User or QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor. These certifications are invaluable assets, showcasing your proficiency in utilizing QuickBooks software to manage finances effectively.

Click the link below for more information: QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program for Accountants | Intuit - Quickbooks

CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant)

Are you aspiring to reach the pinnacle of accounting professionalism? The CPA certification awaits. Achieving CPA status entails passing the rigorous CPA exam and meeting specific education and experience requirements. Becoming a CPA not only elevates your credibility but also opens doors to lucrative career prospects and leadership roles within the accounting industry.

Explore the links below for more information tailored to your background:

Post-Secondary Students

Working and/or Educated in Canada

Internationally Educated Professionals

Internationally Trained Accountants

3. Project Management

Unlock Your Potential with CAPM Certification

Ready to kickstart your journey into project management? Achieving Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is your gateway to launching a career in project management. Plus, it sets the stage for further advancement, including pursuit of premier certifications like the esteemed Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.

Click the link below for more information: Certified Associate in Project Management | PMI

Unlock Your Potential with PMP Certification

Ready to take your project management career to the next level? Explore the prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, recognized worldwide as a symbol of excellence in project leadership. Developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the PMP credential acknowledges professionals skilled at managing people, processes, and business priorities in professional projects.

Click the link below for more information: Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification | PMI

4. Supply Chain Management

Elevate Your Career with Supply Chain Certifications and Credentials

Take your expertise in supply chain management to new heights with our range of industry-leading certifications from APICS. Rooted in the renowned APICS body of knowledge, our certifications equip you with the essential skills and insights coveted by recruiters and employers alike.

Click the link below for more information: Learning & Development | ASCM

III. Community Service

1. Community Integration through Co-operative Education


2. Early Childhood Education

Look into certifications such as Child Development Associate (CDA) or Certified Childcare Professional (CCP).

3. Paramedic

Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)?

4. Police Foundations


5. Social Service Worker

-Ontario College of Social Workers

IV. Health Services- CNO

1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing


2. Personal Support Worker


3. Practical Nursing

-Certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is essential???

4. Pre-Health Sciences Pathway


V. Justice Studies & Applied Arts

1. General Arts & Science

While there are no program-specific certifications, consider pursuing internships or volunteering to gain practical experience??


Look for opportunities to develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and research.

VI. Skilled Trades/ Apprenticeship

1. Automotive Service Technician

2. Carpenter

3. Welder

4. General Construction

CCOHS: WHMIS for Workers

CCOHS: Working at Heights: An Introduction

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