Create your student account

Before you begin your non-credit course or certificate, you must set up an online student account to complete your registration and submit a payment.

  1. Navigate to the student login page.
  2. Create an account as a new user using your personal email address.
  3. Once your account is set up, you can log in as an existing user to self-register at any time and pay for a course.

All email and registration correspondence from our advising team will be sent to your personal email address. If you’ve changed your email address to a different preferred email address, our emails will go there.

Not getting our emails? Check your spam/junk mail folders. Consider adding to your approved sender list.

We recommend you familiarize yourself with your new student account, where you’ll find your current and past enrolment transactions and receipts, as well as course details and updates such as date, time and location changes. You’ll be able to track your declared certificate programs to completion and self-print statements of grade documents.

If you have any questions about your student account or course registration requirements, contact or 1.888.284.7051.

How to register and pay for a course

Once you have created your student account, you will be able to self-register and pay for a course directly through the secure portal. We recommend registering early (7–14 days) before the start date of your selected course.

If you want to audit a Continuing Education course, contact us to confirm course eligibility and to register and; pay for the course.

  1. Once you have read the course or certificate description and checked for any specific registration deadlines or requirements, select the section you would like to register for and add it to your cart.
  2. To complete your registration, navigate to the shopping cart to check out.
  3. Submit a payment for the course by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). If you’re using a card belonging to a parent, employer or spouse; ensure that you accurately complete the name and billing address of the cardholder.
  4. Once payment has been successfully submitted, check your email for an enrolment confirmation and SAIT receipt.
  5. Log in to your student account and reference the My Enrolment History tab to view all your course enrolment details.

Once you have successfully registered, learn more about our on-campus services and online learning resources.

If you’re a Continuing Education student being sponsored by an employer, First Nations organization, Canadian Armed Forces, Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Alberta, Alberta Works, WorkSafeBC, or the like:

  1. Contact to confirm the requirements of the program/course you plan on taking. We can provide you with a cost estimate document for your sponsor summarizing tuition and tech fees, course availability/scheduling as well as estimates for any required books and supplies.
  2. Set up a Continuing Education student account.
  3. Have your sponsor email our Advising Team at a signed letter confirming approval of your course/program selection, and associated tuition, tech fees, and any course extension fees (if applicable.) The letter must be on official company/organization letterhead and include:
    • Sponsor’s name, job title and contact information (direct phone number, address and email address) and signature;
    • List of courses (including course code, course name, course start and end dates and tuition and tech fee cost per course) that your sponsor agrees to pay for.
    • Clear instructions and email address where SAIT will email the invoice for your training costs.

See/download sample sponsor letter [PDF].

  1. Contact to register for your sponsor-approved courses. If you decide to drop a course, do so before the Course Drop deadline. Make sure to notify and your sponsor of this change.
  2. If your course requires the purchase of books/supplies from the SAIT Bookstore, ask your sponsor to email the bookstore manager directly at to set up a charge account for you. Follow up with your sponsor and/or the SAIT Bookstore to confirm if the account has been set up and get instructions on how to purchase your books/supplies online or in person.

Guaranteed to run courses

We offer a select number of courses with this symbol. Our Guaranteed to Run promise means you don’t have to worry about the course being cancelled. You can have confidence knowing these courses will run as scheduled, allowing you to plan your time away from work and confirm your travel itinerary.


Financing your education

Learn about SAIT Level Up Alumni Awards, Canada Alberta Job Grant, the Canada Training Tax Credit and other funding opportunities to help support your career advancement today.

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Online learning and resources

Find practical information and tips for accessing your SAIT online accounts and learning tools including Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, Brightspace (D2L), MS Teams and Zoom.

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How to purchase a course extension

Some of our online asynchronous courses provide a one-time course extension purchase option which gives you additional time to complete the course equal to half the original course duration. Go to your student account under My Enrolment History to check if your course offers an optional extension. A non-refundable course extension can be purchased for $179 by phoning the Continuing Education Advising team at 1.888.284.7051 a minimum of seven days before the course’s original end date. Payment by Visa or Mastercard is required at the time of the request.

Refund eligibility

Our courses have different course drop deadlines based on the specific requirements of a course and also based on the delivery format (online, virtual, classroom, and blended). Go to your student account under My Enrolment History to see the course drop, transfer and withdrawal request deadlines for a course. If you need assistance making a change of registration, contact or 1.888.284.7051.

Up until the course drop request deadline for a course, you can drop the course for a full tuition refund less a $50 administrative fee. To do so, go to your student account under My Enrolment History to select the Course Drop option and follow the prompts. Once your request is processed, you’ll immediately receive a refund notice. Your refund will be issued within 24 hours to the credit card you used for the original purchase. If you are past the Course Drop request deadline, you won’t see the drop option.

Up until the course transfer request deadline for a course, you can transfer from one-course section to another or transfer to a completely different course. To do so, go to your student account under My Enrolment History to select the Course Transfer option and follow the prompts. If the course you are transferring to costs more, you will be prompted to pay the difference. If it is less, the difference will be returned within 24 hours to the credit card you used for the original purchase. Once your request is processed, you’ll immediately receive a notification. If you are past the course yransfer request deadline, you won’t see the transfer option.

Up until the course withdrawal request deadline for a course, you can officially withdraw from a course to receive a “W” grade on your student record (rather than an “F”.) To do so, go to your student account under My Enrolment History to select the Course Withdrawal option and follow the prompts. There are no refunds issued for withdrawals.

A course may be cancelled due to low enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances. SAIT reserves the right to limit registration, cancel, postpone or combine courses, alter course content, dates or times, and substitute instructors. In general, a course cancellation may occur any time between two to 14 days before the course start date. A student will receive an email notification of the cancellation and is immediately issued a full tuition refund which will be processed within 24-48 hours using the same method of payment that was used for the course registration. The student is responsible for obtaining any refunds applicable for books, software and/or supplies purchased for the cancelled course.

General information

  • The minimum age to take a non-credit course/certificate program offered by Continuing Education and Professional Studies is 18. Refer to the online description for the course/program for any additional student eligibility requirements. 
  • Account profile information must be completed by the student (not a parent/legal guardian, spouse, employer or sponsor).
  • Some of our courses require proof of English proficiency. SAIT has the right to use discretion in determining adequate levels of English proficiency to ensure a student’s success in a program.
  • SAIT reserves the right to limit registration, cancel, postpone or combine courses, alter course content, dates or times, and substitute instructors.
  • Tuition fees are listed in Canadian dollars. Tuition costs are the same for international and domestic students for non-credit certificate programs and courses, unless otherwise specified.
  • All courses, including virtual sessions, will be delivered in Mountain Standard Time.
  • If you’re living/working outside of Canada (temporarily or otherwise) and want to take a continuing education certificate program delivered online, please note some courses in the program may not be delivered online. Please check all individual course delivery methods before registering.
  • If you’re living outside of Canada but currently visiting or working (temporarily or otherwise) in Canada and want to take a continuing education course or certificate program, please verify with a Canadian immigration lawyer or an RCIC in good standing if your current status in Canada allows you to study at SAIT without a study permit. Make sure your authorized stay in Canada fully covers the length of the intended studies. Otherwise, you’ll not be able to complete courses or a certificate as planned. For further information about studying in Canada without a study permit, visit the IRCC website.
  • Learn more about SAIT's non-credit policies and procedures.

Contact if you have any questions.

How to receive a SAIT Con Ed certificate/parchment upon certificate program completion

There is no application process to start a non-credit Continuing Education Certificate of Achievement or Certificate of Completion program—simply review the program for student eligibility requirements, prerequisites and course availability, set up a Continuing Education student account and register for one or more courses, as you wish.

For a certificate program (which comprises a minimum of two or more required courses), we’ll automatically attach the certificate requirements to your Con Ed Student account. You can track the progression to completion of your certificate program from your My Certificates and Designations tab. Once you’ve completed your program, we’ll electronically issue you an official certificate and transcript.

You have up to three years to complete our Certificate of Achievement or Certificate of Completion programs. It is possible to complete a certificate program in less time based on course availability and your personal situation. Learn more about SAIT credit and non-credit credentials. As programs are subject to change, it is in your best interest to complete the requirements of your certificate program as soon as possible. If you require additional time to complete your declared certificate program, contact to request and pay $150 for a Credential Extension of Timeline. Approval and conditions apply.

Note: SAIT certificates/parchments are not issued for individual courses completed. You may, however, self-print a Statement of Grade document from your Con Ed student account (My Enrolment History tab). If you need your official Con Ed transcript, contact to request a copy at no cost.

For courses offering a microcredential, we’ll issue you a SAIT-branded Credly digital badge which you’ll be able to retrieve via your own Credly account. Learn more about SAITMicro.

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