The OLC Online Teaching Certificate

The OLC Online Teaching Certificate Program is offered as a sequence of one foundation course and three electives leading from the conceptual to the implementation of online learning effectiveness best practices. The program’s theoretical underpinning stems from OLC’s five pillars of quality in online education: student satisfaction, access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, and institutional cost effectiveness.

  • Opportunity to work with and learn from recognized experts in the field.
  • Actionable feedback for immediate application.
  • Enhancement of existing instructional design and planning strategies.
  • Collaboration with peers from a variety of institutions and disciplines.

Learn more and register for the Online Teaching Certificate.

The OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate

The OLC Online Teaching Certificate is for those online faculty who wish to improve their online courses through the inclusion of active learning strategies, multimedia, and social media components, and stronger assessment practices.

Learn more and register for the Advanced Online Teaching Certificate.

Did you know that your OLC Online Teaching Certificate also earns you credits toward advanced college degrees? Find out more. 




“The Online Teaching Certification program was an extremely helpful series of online courses that provided me with tools and best practices to take online teaching to a higher level. I have made great connections with professional contacts and industry experts that I continue to correspond with, despite having completed the program. The individual workshops culminate into a unique program that provides a refreshing academic body of knowledge about online instruction that has amazing practical benefits and applicability, regardless of the size and focus of your institution.”

Shelly Nice Zimmerman, Senior Instructional Designer – Centenary College, NJ (Certificate Program)