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Professional Designations

When applicable, Yorkville University’s programs have been developed to meet the requirements of professional designations and certifications, allowing students to earn their degree while receiving formal recognition in their desired field. Each profession differs in terms of how practitioners are regulated, designated or recognized. The following represents some highlights of the designations Yorkville University graduates may wish to pursue:

Professional Designations for Master of Education in Adult Education

The Institute for Performance and Learning

The Institute for Performance and Learning recognizes Yorkville University’s MEd in Adult Education. This recognition provides participants of this Master’s degree student membership. Graduates are given the credit of one-year work experience towards the qualification requirement for the following certification: Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP).

This certification provides you with a professional recognition as a learning leader, manager or instructional designer, enhancing your competency in the field of workforce training and development.

Professional Designation for Master of Education in Educational Leadership

By virtue of the interprovincial and territorial Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), an accredited degree specifically accepted for the certification process in one province is to be accepted in all provinces and territories. Yorkville University is designated by the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour under the New Brunswick Degree Granting Act to offer its Master of Education in Educational Leadership.  The Teacher Certification branch of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education has approved the Master of Education in Educational Leadership for use towards a higher Teacher Certification, as well as for Principal’s Certification. Note that students planning to apply for Principal’s Certification in New Brunswick must have included in their program successful completion of both EDEL6213 – Assessment and Evaluation in Education and EDEL6223 – Supervision of instruction.  In other jurisdictions, it remains the responsibility of students to contact their regional boards of education to determine if similar additional requirements unique to a region exist.

Professional Designations for Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

The following professional designations and opportunities are available for graduates of Yorkville University’s Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program:

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, recognizes the MACP program offered by Yorkville University. To qualify for registration with the College, individuals applying for membership must have completed a program of education and training in psychotherapy that has allowed them to develop the required entry-to-practice competencies. Yorkville’s MACP degree was one of the first four recognized programs listed on the CRPO website.

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

MACP graduates are eligible to apply for Professional Membership and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) designation with CCPA.

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)

MACP graduates are eligible to apply for membership and Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) status through the BCACC.

Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT)

The MACP degree meets the academic requirements set out by the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT), and graduates of the program are eligible to apply for NSCCT membership.

Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)

MACP graduates are eligible to apply for membership with OACCPP.

Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)

MACP graduates are eligible to apply for membership.

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

MACP graduates are eligible to apply for membership.

New Brunswick Teachers Certification 

Certified teachers are eligible to increase their certification level from 4-5 or 5-6 upon completion of the MACP. This program also meets the required criteria for guidance counselors in New Brunswick.

British Columbia Teacher Qualification Service (TQS)

The MACP program is approved by TQS for increased teacher certification.

College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP)

MACP graduates with relevant work experience are eligible to apply for various certifications after completing an exam.

Professional Designations for Bachelor of Business Administration 

Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management has been developed and structured to align with the requirements established by:

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading project management organization. Applicants with PMI certifications are highly sought-after by employers and stakeholders, and respected by colleagues.

Yorkville University’s alignment with PMI’s requirements provides students with a pathway to obtaining both a BBA degree and the following PMI certifications:

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Benefits for students:

  • CAPM Eligibility: Students can meet the 23-hour project management education requirement by completing one BBA in Project Management course, and can write the CAPM certification exam before graduating.
  • PMP Eligibility: Students can meet the 35-hour project management education requirement by completing two BBA in Project Management courses, and will further need 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects, instead of 7,500 hours, to be able to write the PMP certification exam.
  • PMI examinations are based on the content in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which is extensively covered by the courses in the Project Management specialization.

 Students who have CAPM or PMP certification will automatically get credit towards BUSI 3603: Introduction to Project Management. These students will also get credits towards courses completed from recognized colleges and universities, which will be handled on a per-case basis. Students’ work experience will be assessed for credits using Prior Learning Assessment Review (PLAR).

 PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

 Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is the national organization established to support a unified accounting profession in Canada. CPAs are highly attractive to employers for their expertise in contributing to improved efficiency and growth.

Prospective CPA students may complete a number of prerequisite equivalency courses through the Yorkville University BBA often at an accelerated pace.

For a current list of CPA eligible courses, click here.

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA)

The Canadian Payroll Association has been representing employers’ payroll interests since 1978, through its mission of payroll compliance through education and advocacy and its values of community, professionalism and authoritative knowledge.

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) has approved credit transfer of certain BBA courses towards its professional certifications:






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