Ecological Restoration FAQ

Since this is a non-credit program, you do NOT need to apply to the University of Victoria for credit study. But you will need to apply to Continuing Studies for admission into the program.

Applications for the ER Program are accepted on a rolling basis. You should apply to the program at least one month before you want to begin your studies.

Once you’ve submitted your program application, the Program Coordinator and Academic Administrator will review it within a few weeks. We’ll contact you if additional information is required. If you meet the admission requirements, you’ll receive an electronic letter of acceptance and additional registration instructions from the Program Assistant. 

You’ll receive a list of upcoming courses along with your letter of acceptance and registration information. You can register for courses as soon as you have your acceptance letter.

Course registration is handled by the Continuing Studies Registration Desk. Please call 250-472-4747 to register for courses or come to the Continuing Studies building and register in person (2nd floor).

Online course registration is currently NOT available for this program.

You should expect to spend approximately $50–$100 per course for reading material.

Yes! But priority registration is given to students that are accepted in the program. When space is available, you may register in specific courses without having to be enrolled in a program. Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information.

We send out quarterly email newsletters to let students know about upcoming courses and other program news. Please email the Program Assistant to be added or removed from this mailing list.

In addition, a five-year course plan is available on the program website to assist you in long-term planning. Feel free to contact us at any time to confirm which courses are coming up.

Courses in the ER Program are only available online.

Online courses are 12 to 14 weeks (one term) in length.

Students usually spend an average of 8-10 hours per week doing online course work. This time includes (but is not limited to):

  • reading
  • participating in discussion forums
  • preparing assignments
  • completing online quizzes

The online courses are asynchronous, so the course work can be completed as it fits into your weekly schedule as long as the course deadlines are met.

No: because this is a non-credit program, it cannot be combined with a degree program.

You can complete the ER Certificate in as little as two years. There is no maximum time limit for completion.

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