Student Success Centre

Licenses & Certifications

Licences and Certifications can add strength to your resume or CV if they are relevant to the position to which you are applying. As with your professional experiences, list them in reverse chronological order including the dates when the certificate or licence was attained. Take care to list the exact name of the credential along with the name of the issuing organization. If possible, avoid acronyms unless they are very well known.

You may want to use one of the following headings on your resume/CV:

Examples:

Licenses and Certifications

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Prevention and Intervention Training,Geneva Centre for Autism, Toronto, ON 2010
CPR Certification – St. John’s Ambulance, London, ON 2009
First Aid Certification – St. John’s Ambulance, London, ON 2009
WHIMIS Certification – U.W.O., London, ON 2008


Professional Certifications

Canadian Securities Certificate (CSC), CSI Global Education anticipated 2011
Investment Funds in Canada (IFC), CSI Global Education 2010


Note: It is recommended that it you have more than 5 licences you may wish to include this information on a separate sheet mentioning that additional information is available upon request.