Professional Development Program
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CERC has a commitment to provide members with opportunities to advance their careers through continuing education about the relocation industry.

Offered in partnership with Seneca College, CERC’s professional development program is your ticket to success in the relocation industry. Please download the program brochure here.

If you wish to register or have questions about your Seneca student account, please contact the Online Studies department at Seneca College.




There are three programs available, each with its own designation:





Level I

Introduction to Relocation 

CERC Relocation SpecialistTM 

Level II

Essentials of Domestic Relocation  

CERPTM (Canadian Employee Relocation Professional)

Level III

Essentials of International Relocation

CGMPTM  (Canadian Global Mobility Professional)


The programs are available on a web based learning platform, with instructors offering guidance and assistance. In order to progress through all three levels of the program, each level must be successfully completed before proceeding to the next level.  

Please register at least one week in advance of the course start date. 


If you have questions regarding registration or your Seneca student account, please contact the Online Studies department at Seneca College. Email .


2020 Session Dates

Program Semester Starts

Semester Ends

Winter Semester

January 14, 2020

Last day to register January 24, 2020

 Summer Semester

May 12, 2020

Last day to register May 22, 2020

Fall Semester

September 8, 2020

Last day to register September 18, 2020



April 21, 2020



August 18, 2020



December 15, 2020

The program will give you:

  • a solid methodology to help you research and develop effective policies
  • an inside look at relocation policies to help you better manage your company's relocation program and costs
  • a framework for creating cost/ benefit reports to create policy business cases
  • a better understanding of taxable and non-taxable relocation benefits
  • more insight into the human dynamics of the employees you are relocating
  • essential skills to manage domestic and international assignments

Human Resources Professionals
This program will help you to develop relocation policies that ensure your organization is competitive and assist you in the effective management of your mobility programs.

In BC & Yukon, and Alberta each level of the program counts as 40 CPD (continuing professional development) hours under the CPHR program:

Accreditation Certificate (Alberta)

Accreditation Certificate (British Columbia & Yukon)

Relocation Professionals: You know relocation is a complex process. Transferring employees depend on the help of professionals to provide services and guidance. Demonstrate your commitment to this process by earning all three designations.

Each course within the program is offered online, and falls within a semester system. Instructors are on-hand to assist students with assignments and case work. You may register online at any time. Courses start the first week of January, second week of May, and first week of September. No minimum relocation work experience is required for participation in the program.

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