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Remote Work Certificate Program

Remote work is any form of work in which you are not required to regularly commute to and work from a centralized location. Since 2005, remote work has grown by 173%. This means that regardless of where you live, there are work opportunities which you can take advantage of today.

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About this Certificate

The Purdue Center for Regional Development/Purdue Extension Community Development have partnered with Utah State University Extension to offer the Master Remote Work Professional certificate course, a 1-month specialized training which combines online work with interactive workshops. This educational program is designed to equip workers with the tools and skills needed to work from home as a remote worker, freelancer, or entrepreneur. Specific objectives and outcomes for each module of the course are identified at the beginning of each set of modules. The program consists of nine core modules, delivered in a self-paced, online format, and four interactive workshops. Review the syllabus to learn more.

Upon completing this program, you will join a growing online community of remote work professionals that support each other by sharing best practices and job opportunities.

 

Price

$ 249
one-time fee
  • 9 Modules
  • 30 Hours
  • 4 Weeks
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Eligibilty

To participate in the courses, you will need the following tools and abilities:

Reliable Access
to Broadband

Participation in the modules and workshops throughout this online course will require a stable internet connection.

Web Camera &
Microphone Required

Participation in the modules and workshops throughout this online course will require either a working laptop or desktop with a working web camera and microphone. Tablets and smartphones will not be sufficient.

Basic Computer
Proficiency

Student success in this course will require proficiency in the areas listed below. While we do teach the use of new tools, a basic proficiency in the listed areas will be required. Are you able to do the following on a computer?

  • Send an email, with an attachment
  • Download or upload a file to your desktop
  • Do basic tasks in a word processing and spreadsheet program

Next Steps

Follow the steps below to enroll in the program.

Complete the Purchase

To ensure coaches can spend quality time with you, there is a limit of 40 seats per class granted on a first come, first serve basis. You will be added to a waiting list in case this limit is reached. Purchase the course. Once payment is received you will be accepted to the program. Applicants residing in Indiana are expected to pay a nominal fee of $299 for the program if the eligibility listed above is met. There will be no refunds.

Apply the Code

Once you have paid and registered, one of our coaches will reach out to you to introduce themselves and provide you with an important individual code. Once you receive this code, you need to formally apply to the program. Use of this code is critical to ensure you are given proper credit by Purdue University upon successful completion of this program.

Begin the Course

Our program coaches will help you throughout the course. Thank you for your interest and look forward to getting you certified!

Course Dates

Course dates for 2021 are listed below and updated often.

Start Date
January 4
End Date
January 30
Application Deadline
December 31, 2020 - 2 p.m. ET
Workshop Days (Thursdays)
January 7, 14, 21, 28
Workshop Times (1 hour)
3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET

Start Date
February 1
End Date
February 27
Application Deadline
January 27, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET
Workshop Days (Thursdays)
February 4, 11, 18, 25
Workshop Times (1 hour)
3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET

Start Date
March 1
End Date
March 27
Application Deadline
February 24, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET
Workshop Days (Thursdays)
March 4, 11,18, 25
Workshop Times (1 hour)
3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET

Start Date
April 5
End Date
May 1
Application Deadline
March 31, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET
Workshop Days (Thursdays)
April 8, 15, 22, 29
Workshop Times (1 hour)
3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET

Start Date
May 3
End Date
May 29
Application Deadline
April 28, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET
Workshop Days (Thursdays)
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Workshop Times (1 hour)
3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET

Start Date
June 7
End Date
July 3
Application Deadline
June 2, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET
Workshop Days (Thursdays)
June 10, 17, 24 & July 1
Workshop Times (1 hour)
3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET

Start Date
August 2
End Date
August 28
Application Deadline
July 28, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET
Workshop Days (Thursdays)
August 5, 12, 19, 26
Workshop Times (1 hour)
3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET

Start Date
September 7
End Date
October 2
Application Deadline
September 1, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET
Workshop Days (Thursdays)
September 9, 16, 23, 30
Workshop Times (1 hour)
3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET

Start Date
October 4
End Date
October 30
Application Deadline
September 29, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET
Workshop Days (Thursdays)
October 7, 14, 21, 28
Workshop Times (1 hour)
3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET

Start Date
November 1
End Date
December 4
Application Deadline
October 27, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET
Workshop Days (Thursdays)
November 4, 11, 18 & December 2
Workshop Times (1 hour)
3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
Start Date End Date Application Deadline Workshop Days
(Thursdays)
Workshop Times
(1 hour)
January 4 January 30 December 31, 2020 - 2 p.m. ET January 7, 14, 21, 28 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
February 1 February 27 January 27, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET February 4, 11, 18, 25 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
March 1 March 27 February 24, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET March 4, 11,18, 25 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
April 5 May 1 March 31, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET April 8, 15, 22, 29 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
May 3 May 29 April 28, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET May 6, 13, 20, 27 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
June 7 July 3 June 2, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET June 10, 17, 24 & July 1 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
August 2 August 28 July 28, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET August 5, 12, 19, 26 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
September 7 October 2 September 1, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET September 9, 16, 23, 30 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
October 4 October 30 September 29, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET October 7, 14, 21, 28 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
November 1 December 4 October 27, 2021 - 2 p.m. ET November 4, 11, 18 & December 2 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET
 

Remote Work Coaches

Meet the remote work coaches that will help you throughout this program.

emily del real

Emily Del Real

Engagement Specialist
 

mlinda grismer

Melinda Grismer

Community and Regional Development Specialist

tanya hall

Tanya Hall

Regional Educator
 

julie rigrish

Julie Rigrish

Regional Director
 

 

Get Started

Follow the link to finalize the purchase and begin the course.

Price

$ 249
one-time fee
  • 9 Modules
  • 30 Hours
  • 4 Weeks
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