Course fees must be paid at the time of registration. You can register anytime, but it is best to register early; our courses fill up quickly. In some cases, courses are closed to registration seven days before the course starts. A 5% discount is available to three or more registrants from the same organization registering for the same program at the same time. NSF cheques are subject to a $50 charge.

Written cancellations received a minimum of two weeks prior to the program start date will receive a full refund. Late cancellations will be subject to a 20% administration fee. Non-attendance will incur the full program fee. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal. Organizations may substitute candidates if notice is provided prior to the program start date. Masters Certificate Program cancellations received a minimum of three weeks in advance of the program start date will receive a full refund. Late cancellations will be subject to a $800 administration fee. Refund is not available after the course begins.

Future EDge liability is limited to the reimbursement of paid program fees. Fees, dates and speakers are subject to change.

Future EDge reserves the right to cancel a class at any time but will make its best efforts to provide a minimum of 10 business days notice of such cancellation. In such cases, we will refund the course fee(s) in full. Our liability is limited to course fee(s) only. We cannot be held liable for travel or other related expenses.


To see if you qualify for a T2202 receipt please visit the Canada.ca website.

Attendance to all Certificate Program modules is mandatory. Missing part or all of a module requires attendance to a make up session. Certificates cannot be awarded until the entire program has been completed. Only one transfer to another program offering will be permitted (subject to space availability) without penalty. Each subsequent transfer has a $200 (+HST) administration fee.

Adherence to acceptable standards of academic honesty is an important aspect of the learning process. Academic work submitted by a student is evaluated on the assumption that the work presented by the student is their own unless designated otherwise.
The University Senate defines plagiarism in the regulations on instructional offenses as: “to use and pass off as one’s own idea or product work of another without expressly giving credit to another.”

Borrowing someone else’s answers, unauthorized possession of tests or answers to tests, or possession of material designed in answering exam questions, are also subject to university policy regarding instructional offenses.

All instances or accusations of plagiarism or breach of academic integrity will be forwarded and investigated by the Program Coordinator in alignment with the policies and procedures of Carleton University Future EDge.

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CU Future EDge reserves the right to use participants’ photos and videos taken during course activities for promotional purposes including but not limited to online and in print.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Future EDge Talent Ecosystem?
Carleton’s Future EDge Talent Ecosystem is an innovative initiative that takes a holistic approach to lifelong learning and professional and executive education. Our human-centered programs deliver diverse opportunities for learning and growth designed to enhance employability, career resilience and community engagement.

Who enrolls in these programs?
Our courses are all open-enrolment, which means anyone can register and attend. Situated in the National Capital Region, CU Future EDge draws a lot of clientele from various government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector companies based in the Ottawa area. The programs have been designed with working professionals in mind – they feature practical, real-world lessons so you can implement skills into the workplace immediately, and the schedules are planned to be unobtrusive to your career.

Why would I take a professional development course?
Most of our participants are working people who either want to become professionally designated in order to further their careers or because their employer wants them to have it. Other people are working in positions but don’t necessarily have an educational background in that field, and want to take some courses to fill in any gaps they have in their business knowledge.

Several of our programs help people prepare for various professional qualification exams, such as the Certified Human Resources Professional, the Business Analyst Professional, and the Project Management Professional designations.

What if I start a program and can no longer attend?
We have a cancellation and attendance policy above.

What are the fees for these programs, and are they covered by OSAP?
The programs vary in price. You can find out the individual costs of the programs by going to the web pages of each. Please note that some programs require textbooks or other materials which must be purchased separately by the course participant.

Many of our courses qualify for financial aid or grants. See our Funding page for more information.

Some participants receive financial support from their employer to cover the cost of the program, and other participants cover the cost of the fees themselves. All course fees must be paid prior to the start date of the registered program.

Do you Provide Discounts?
Alumni Discount – Carleton University, Sprott School of Business, Sprott Executive Education and Future EDge Alumni may be eligible to receive a 5% discount on Masters Certificate Programs and 10% on Certificate Programs and Workshops/Seminars when requested prior to registering for the program.
Military Discount – We provide a 10% discount on all Professional and Executive Programs & Workshops for active and veteran members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Please inquire prior to registration so we can confirm your eligibility.

How do I register?
You can register through our website; our online registration is handled through a secure, third-party company and you can pay with a Visa or Mastercard. If your employer is paying for the course fees, ensure you have the correct accounts payable information. We will send you an invoice shortly after registration with the information you have provided.

Where are we located?
The CU Future EDge is located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada, on the Carleton University campus in the Nicol Building. Click here for a campus map.

All courses are held in Nicol Building unless otherwise notified, and a confirmation email is sent out to all participants a few weeks before the course start date to let you know exactly where the course will be located. Our offices are on the sixth floor of the Nicol Building.

Where can I park on campus?
Parking information is available here.

Can these courses be transferred to a degree program at Carleton, or another university?
No. The CU Future EDge programs are non-academic, open-enrolment courses, which means there is no formal university application process in order to attend. With the exception of the Human Resources Certificate, there are no grades or transcripts assigned at the end of a course or program, so they would not be considered for advance standing or transfer credit to an academic program. Grades assigned for the Human Resources Certificate are strictly for the purpose of professional designation qualifications and these courses cannot be transferred to an academic program.

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