Two professionals working together in open area.

Mount Royal University


Gain the skills employers need

Offered through the Faculty of Continuing Education, Mount Royal micro-credentials enable you to develop and demonstrate specific skills that today’s employers need. Developed and delivered in consultation with industry experts and Mount Royal faculty members, our micro-credentials are designed to help you re-skill or up-skill, and enhance your employability quickly.

Each Mount Royal micro-credential is awarded a digital badge that you can share online so employers can verify your achievement. Single micro-credentials can stand alone to complement your existing higher education credential or skillset. If you are looking to develop a broader set of skills, you may be able to stack micro-credentials to earn a Continuing Education extension certificate.

A generic microcredntial badge that is a navy blue chevron with a bright blue ribbon.


Earn a micro-credential and receive a digital badge that you can share on social media, attach to your electronic resume or add to your email signature.

Key features of MRU micro-credentials


Icon of a computer with a clock

Short-term and convenient online courses

Icon of a clipboard with a check mark

Develop and demonstrate in‑demand industry skills

Icon of a badge with a star

Earn a digital badge that you can share online

Icon of three boxes stacked in a pyramid.

Can be stackable toward a certificate

Icon of a briefcase and degree or diploma

Suitable for recent post-secondary grads and established professionals

A woman working at a laptop in Mount Royal University's Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning.

What are digital badges?

Digital badges are electronic images that contain secure, embedded data that verifies you have earned a credential and can demonstrate a specific competency or skill. These badges can be shared on social media (such as LinkedIn and Facebook), attached to your resume, or added to your email signature.

Mount Royal’s digital badges will be managed and verified through MyCreds™ , Canada’s official credential wallet for post-secondary learners and graduates.

Current micro-credentials

We are pleased to introduce Mount Royal's first micro-credentials. 

Micro-credentials in Bridge to Early Learning and Child Care

The Bridge to Early Learning and Child Care Extension Certificate offers an educational online pathway for English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners considering a career working with children and families in Alberta in child care, preschool, school age care, family child care, or nanny positions. Those currently working in early learning and child care in Alberta may be interested in the micro-credential courses for professional development.

International EAL learners considering an early learning certificate, diploma or degree would benefit from completing the micro-credential courses as an introduction to early learning and child care in Alberta. Note: The courses are not transferable to other post-secondary institutions through the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer.



Micro-credentials in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting

ESG reporting is the collection and analysis of data on an organization’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards, crucial information for socially conscious investors. This suite of courses is tailored to those who want better visibility of an organization’s impact in the ESG arena, as well as those pursuing a career in sustainability/ESG. They also benefit those responsible for ESG reporting and who want a better understanding of what goes into an ESG report.




Apply all the skills and knowledge learned in the previous Mediation and Conflict Resolution Extension Certificate courses to demonstrate the facilitation of interest-based mediation processes effectively and competently to a generalized standard.



Future Mount Royal micro-credentials

     Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up-to-date on our future microcredentials.

Connect with us

403.440.6875 or 1.866.775.2673



Stay in touch

Sign up for our e-newsletter and stay informed on what's new at Continuing Education at Mount Royal University.