Frequently Asked Questions

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eCornell is Cornell University’s online education department, and both eCornell and Cornell University reside in Ithaca, NY. Our courses are authored by Cornell faculty members, and certificates are electronically issued by the appropriate school or unit at Cornell.

The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate's courses are authored by a Cornell University Professor Emeritus, and the certificate is electronically issued by the Center for Nutrition Studies.

Our courses are authored by Cornell University faculty, designed in collaboration with eCornell’s instructional designers, and live instruction/interaction is provided by our staff of instructors who are industry experts.

Yes. eCornell certificate programs are available internationally. Our students hail from 180+ countries around the world. Please note, all courses are taught in English.


Thanks for considering eCornell as an online learning solution for your professional development goals!

To enroll online:

  1. Browse our catalog of professional certificates
  2. Click the red “Enroll” button located on the top right of the certificate description page
  3. Select your payment option, full or monthly payments
    1. If you select the Full Payment option, first select the start date for your courses
    2. If you select the Monthly Payment option, complete the payment plan agreement first, then move forward and select the start date for your courses
  4. Submit new or returning student account information
  5. Finalize payment information to complete enrollment

As our programs are professional development certificate programs, there are no prerequisites or formal admission processes required for enrollment. We do however pride ourselves in helping to guide our students to a program that would be a good fit for them based on their background and goals.


Each certificate has a unique price ranging from $1,260 – $9,800. Visit our certificate list and click Enroll Now to view all the pricing options available.

We are happy to offer groups and organizations discounts. Please speak to an enrollment counselor to find out your options for your entire team.

Certificates and Courses

Certification requires passing an exam and awards a credential upon successful completion of exam (ex: PMP, GPHR, SPHR). Certification also requires re-certification to stay current in a specific area.

A certificate represents completion of courses/program in a specific area. There is no requirement to take a program more than once.

Many of eCornell’s certificate programs count towards professional credits. We have been approved for re-certifications for the following associations:

All courses in our certificate programs are taught 100% online through eCornell’s online learning management system.

Courses contain learning modules that feature interactive discussions, video / text lectures, quizzes, case studies, course projects, and a variety of online tools to ensure satisfactory understanding of subject matter.

Courses normally start every two weeks. Speak with one of our enrollment counselors now or request more information via the icons below.