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What Certificates Can I Get Online?

Alison offers over 5000 free online certificates from top universities, professors, experts and companies. Our online certificate programs are self-paced, so you can learn when and where it works best for you. You can get a certificate in a wide array of subjects, so check out our free online learning options today! Get Started

Top 5 Benefits of Getting an Online Certificate

  1. Boost Your Career
  2. Employers look for individuals willing to invest time and effort to gain and apply relevant knowledge and skills. Whether you are exploring a new career path or hoping to earn a promotion or raise in your current position, Alison’s free online certificates allow you to differentiate yourself from the competition.

  3. Gain New Skills
  4. Enhancing knowledge and skills is not merely a career booster - it can also serve as the foundation of personal development and growth. Alison’s has a variety of online certificates that can be applied in every aspect of your life.

  5. Accessibility
  6. Since all of Alison’s free certificate courses are offered online, you need only an internet connection and internet-connected device to enroll. We support learners from 195 countries across the world and offer thousands of online certificate options in various languages to meet their diverse needs.

  7. Flexibility
  8. Our web-based delivery system means that you can explore all Alison’s certificate offerings from a place and at a pace that is convenient for you. Fit learning around your life, not the other way around.

  9. Cost
  10. At Alison, we believe that access to education should not be predicated on ability to pay. All our online courses are absolutely free, and upon completion, you can download an official certificate as proof of your achievement, should you choose to do so.

Types of Free Online Certificates to Advance Your Career

Alison has thousands of certificate options designed to help you advance in your career. Below are six of our most popular.

  • Computer Science Certificate: Computer science incorporates mathematical models, engineering and advanced problem solving to build complex systems. Alison offers a variety of free online computer science certificates in highly sought-after specialties such as Artificial Intelligence and Problem Solving, Software Development and Testing, Operating Systems, Computer Networking and Security, Data Science and Machine Learning.
  • Engineering Certificate: Learning engineering is now easier than ever with Alison’s free online engineering certificates. We offer engineering certificates in specialties like Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Product Design and more.
  • Marketing Certificate: In an increasingly interconnected internet marketplace, being able to effectively leverage online marketing certifications is a vital and valuable skill. Level up your skills in one or all of the following marketing certificates: Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Email Marketing or Public Relations.
  • Business Certificate: Alison offers free online business certificates in a variety of specializations, allowing you to rapidly grow your skills in niche areas of business, including Human Resources, Operations, E-Commerce, Leadership and Management, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Sales, Finance, Tourism and Hospitality or Communications.
  • Human Resources Certificate: HR professionals can be found in companies and industries across the world, specializing in everything from recruitment and hiring to employee development, retention, compensation and benefits administration, compliance and more. Our free online Human Resources certificates help you optimize the strategic HR skills you need to succeed in today’s modern organizations.
  • Communications Certificate: Communication skills are valuable in every aspect of your life and across industries and career fields. Alison’s online communication certificates are free, self-paced and provide valuable, practical knowledge that you can apply immediately.

3 Tips for Finding the Right Certificate to Get Online

  1. Determine Your Learning Goals
  2. Are you hoping to enter or advance in a particular career field? Are you seeking knowledge to bolster your academic success or skills that will enhance your personal development? Clearly defining your objective is the first step to effectively identifying the appropriate online certificate program.

  3. Do Some Research
  4. You may find it helpful to ask your employer or someone in the industry what certifications they recommend. Visit the websites of professional organizations in your field to determine what skills or designations are seen as most valuable. Take note of popular certificate offerings and see if their description meets your needs.

  5. Narrow Your Options
  6. Alison’s free online certificates fall into three study areas: workplace, academic and personal development. Within each area, courses are further broken down by time commitment, level of difficulty and subject, allowing you to narrow your focus and choose the right one based on your goals and research.

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