Designed for adult learners, CMA online courses offer marketers an interactive learning
environment with relevant case study examples, video instruction and integrated discussion boards. Courses are quite rigorous including multiple assignments, participation and final assessments. Upon successful completion of CMA online courses, students will be awarded a Certificate. Online courses are typically offered three times a year.

  Course Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017

Digital Marketing

April 25

September 12

January 16


Digital Marketing Strategy

May 2

September 19

January 23


Direct Response Marketing

May 2

September 12

January 23


Integrated Branding

May 2

September 19

January 30


Marketing Math

May 9

October 3

February 13



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Quick facts about the Certified Marketing Specialist™ Designation

Q: How many courses do I have to take to get the designation?
A: Students must successfully complete four Marketing Certificate courses (ranging from 9-11 weeks) and one compulsory Marketing Math course & exam in order to be awarded the Certified Marketing Specialist™ Designation.

Q: What is the suggested time frame to complete the designation?
A: As our courses require a significant amount of work, we generally recommend that students only take one certificate course at a time. Students can complete all designation requirements in approximately 19-24 months.

Q: Is there a time limit for completing the requirements?
A: Not at this time, however CMA reserves the right to implement one in the future.

Q: How much does it cost to get the designation?
A: There is no additional cost to receive the designation. Each course is priced individually, these prices can be found on the specific course pages.


Find out what other students have to say.

"My experience as part of the Certified Marketing Specialist™ Designation program was amazing! Each course has had an immediate positive impact in how I approach my current role as a Marketing Manager in the Telco space.

The course curriculum uses real world scenarios – specifically utilizing core brand & marketing principles that directly translate into my daily role. Course instructors were without a doubt very experienced and knowledgeable about multiple fields. They always encouraged engagement and would spend the necessary time to answer questions.

I’d recommend this program to all Marketing professionals looking to excel in their career!"

- Ellery Walker Beckford

"The CMA has been an instrumental part of my career and development as a Marketing Specialist.  The association’s programs and education offerings are a commitment to the field of Marketing in Canada - all marketing disciplines, channels and technologies..." 
- Angie Velarde, M.A.

 "The CMA program helped me to achieve my goal of working in a pure Marketing role. The courses gave me the skills needed to make a successful transition."
- Renice Jones

"CMA provides a holistic view of Marketing and this is hard to find in one place. The marketing material and the case studies are very practical and can be applied right away. Good interaction with the tutors, with the class and the perfect way to learn!"
- Valeria Morareti


Employers: Grow your Business with Stronger Marketing Teams
CMA online certificate courses are made by marketers, for marketers,
keeping your employees at the leading edge of the industry.

Learn from Canada's Leading Marketing Association Educator
See how CMA’s online courses can take your career to the next level!
Learn from marketing experts using the latest technologies
in an interactive and flexible online environment.

For more information, please contact or 416-645-3279.