Your program journey

Your progress through the CSCCE Community Manager Certification Program is customizable, meaning that you can tailor both the content and timeline to match your interests and availability. 

A graphical description of the key elements of the CSCCE Community Manager Certification Program and the order in which participants will complete various components. Each of the 4 components of the program (orientation, multi-week courses, mini-workshops, and quarterly skills share sessions) are shown as blue rows, with each component depicted as a square or a rectangle connected to the associated course digital badge.
CSCCE Community Manager Certification Program: Journey map. 

This image highlights the key facets of the program, and the order in which participants will complete various components. After orientation, which consists of a live orientation and two mini-workshops over the course of three weeks, the first course to complete is CODE. This is then followed by PBK and one elective, NOC or CoP. While taking these courses, participants will also complete additional certification requirements: four Mini-workshops of their choice (each is offered at least once per calendar year) and two Quarterly Skills Share sessions (offered every three months). Participants will present at one Quarterly Skills Share session.

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Program requirements

To graduate from the CSCCE Community Manager Certification Program you are required to successfully complete: 

  • Orientation – offered at the start of each intake only
  • Three courses – CODE and PBK are required and either NOC or CoP is an elective
  • Six Mini-workshops (two of these are required and take place during the orientation period) – offered on a rolling basis throughout your program of study
  • Two Quarterly Skills Share sessions – including presenting a lightning talk at one of them
  • A final capstone project, likely to be short reflections about the program as a whole to round out your certification journey

Mapping your journey

As you plan your path through the program, keep in mind: 

  • You must complete CODE and PBK before you can enroll in your elective course (NOC or CoP)
  • CODE and PBK are offered more frequently than NOC and CoP – we strongly recommend you take CODE and PBK as soon as they are offered to ensure that your prerequisites are complete when NOC and CoP become available
  • Mini-workshops and Quarterly Skills Share sessions may overlap with multi-week courses
  • You are welcome to attend as many Quarterly Skills Share sessions as you would like, however enrolling in additional Mini-workshops may incur an extra fee

Visit the FAQ page for more answers to commonly-asked questions about the CSCCE Community Manager Certification Program.