Professional Development Program:

Gerontology Online Certificate

Gerontology Online Certificate


**Special Offer – Register for a 2019 certificate and receive $500 off!**

Entrance Requirements: Secondary degree or diploma OR relevant experience
Program Length: 3 -6 months
Delivery: Online

Currently, for the first time ever, seniors make up a larger share of Canada’s population than children. In fact, since 2011, the fastest growing population is Centenarians and Statistics Canada projects that by 2031, almost 1 in 4 Canadians will be over the age of 65.

The Gerontology certificate will offer students a knowledge base in order to be able to offer holistic support and care to Canada’s aging population. The certificate will explore the aging process and how it can impact mental health. Other areas of exploration will include, ethical and legal issues, health promotion and exploration of current issues and trends.

Who Should Take the Course?

The Gerontology certificate is designed to provide specialized training for those working in related fields such as healthcare, law enforcement, education and social services. Anyone that works with seniors will benefit from this training.

Instructor Supported Format  (3-6 Months)
Instructor supported courses come with the support of a dedicated Instructor but do not follow a set class schedule. Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a three to six month time period. The Instructor has pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review. The Instructor supported option offers students continued support from a dedicated instructor with the flexibility to complete the certificate over a longer period of time. Students can enter into an Instructor Supported program usually on a weekly basis.


  • The Aging Process (3-6 weeks)
  • Cognitive Issues and Aging (3-6 weeks)
  • Ethical and Legal Aspects of Aging (2-4 weeks)
  • Health Promotion (2-4 weeks)
  • Community Resources and Social Policy (2-4 weeks)


**Special Offer – Register for a 2019 certificate and receive $500 off!**

Individual Class Tuition 
The chart below outlines the cost of the classes if you choose to take them individually. Once you register for 3 more classes within a certificate you will be charged the non-refundable $200 registration fee. Individual classes must be paid in full at time of registration.

Certificate Tuition 
To register  for a certificate we charge a $200 non-refundable registration fee. We offer payment plans for the remaining tuition (Total due is $1,795 after the $500 special offer discount) in 3 equal payments of $598.33 that are charged week 3, week 6 and week 9 of your course. 

We also offer an extended payment plan over 6 months for monthly payments of $299.16 over 6 months. Please note your course must be paid in full prior to completion.

**Group and employer discounts are available for 3 or more students**

Courses Individual Cost
The Aging Process (3-6 weeks) $573.75
Cognitive Issues in Aging (3-6 weeks) $573.75
Ethical and Legal Aspects of Aging (2-4 weeks) $382.50
Health Promotion (2-4 weeks) $382.50
Community Resources and Social Policy (2-4 week) $382.50

Total Cost

$2295 CAD+ $200 REG.FEE


Fill out the form on this page to request more information or register for the Gerontology certificate.  

Kompass Professional Development

1700 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
R3J 0E1