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Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS)

CMS Mining Schools and Course Providers

Broaden your mining knowledge with a Certificate in Mining Studies.

The Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS) is a globally recognized, university accredited certificate program. The CMS continuing education program is comprised of short courses, live webcasts, and online courses that can be delivered on site, or in a virtual classroom setting, effectively minimizing travel time.

The CMS program is designed for clients seeking industry leading professional development, and career advancement in the mining sector. Our flexible e-learning platform allows our users to receive a university accredited certification that is cost efficient, and can be accessed anywhere in the world.

CMS Requirements:

  • 160 hours of qualifying online course material;
  • 9 days of qualifying short courses and/or the equivalent of live webcasts;
  • 1 assignment per short course/live webcast

Recommended completion time:

  • 24 months

Program Structure

The Certificate in Mining Studies is a university-accredited program, where our students are encouraged to select courses based on individual career objectives and interests. Students select short courses, live webcasts, and online courses to best suit their study schedule. Online courses and live webcasts can be completed remotely. Qualifying courses completed one year prior to acceptance will count towards CMS requirements.

Choose from a range of online courses, short courses and live webcasts in the following areas:

Complete list of CMS qualifying courses

Application Process

Apply for the Certificate in Mining Studies with the University of British Columbia, Canada or the University of Arizona, USA by submitting a cover letter and a recent resume.

All cover letters must include the following points:

  • Current and past experiences in the mining industry
  • Why you would like to participate in the CMS Program
  • How you think it would benefit your career in the mining industry

Applications to the University of British Columbia, Canada, are sent to the Project Coordinator at LLL@mining.ubc.ca.

Applications to the University of Arizona, USA, are sent to the Project Coordinator at sherri@email.arizona.edu.

Once complete, students will receive a university accredited certificate in Mining Studies.

The CMS Network

The CMS network is a dynamic collaborative network of mining schools and course providers.

The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC is a mining school and founder of the CMS network. UBC collaborates with EduMine on provision of qualifying short courses and webcasts. CMS certificates are awarded by the UBC Department of Continuing Education.

The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona in Tucson AZ is a mining school within the CMS network, and a provider of qualifying short courses and webcasts. The Institute awards Professional Certificates from the University of Arizona.

The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC is a provider of qualifying short courses on business and management topics.

Continuing Professional Development at Imperial College, London, UK is a provider of qualifying short courses and online courses on financial evaluation topics.

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver BC is a provider of qualifying short courses on accounting and social engineering topics.

EduMine is a provider of qualifying online courses for the CMS, and collaborates with UBC on provision of qualifying short courses and interactive webcasts.

To view a printable brochure of this information click here.

If you have any questions regarding the Certificate in Mining Studies please contact Sandra Wunsch at EduMine: swunsch@infomine.com or +1 604 683 2037, or Mac MacLachlan at UBC: mac@mining.ubc.ca or +1 604 822 4502.

FAQ for the CMS

How much does the CMS cost? The CMS will cost between CAD$10,000 and CAD$13,000 depending course selection.

Which online courses qualify for the CMS? View the full list of qualifying online courses here. Most of EduMine’s online courses qualify for the CMS.

How many online courses do I need to complete for the CMS You must complete certification in at least 160 hours of online courses. Each course introduction page will list course hours under duration.

How do I register for certification in an online course? Enrollment with EduMine is necessary before registering for certification. Once enrolled, click Register for Certification on the course introduction page and complete the registration form. A confirmation email will be sent after registration has been approved.

Which short courses and live webcasts qualify for the CMS? All qualifying courses are listed on the schedule of Short Courses and Live Webcasts from EduMine and other providers.

How many short courses and webcasts do I need to attend for the CMS? Users must attend at least 9 days of short courses and/or webcasts. Note: many webcasts are spread over several days with 2-3 hours of course content per day. These webcasts qualify as one day in total for the CMS requirements. Users must complete a take-away assignment for each course attended.

How do I register for a short course or webcast? The registration process varies based on course provider. Visit the schedule of Short Courses and Webcasts and then click on a course title to view the details and register with the course provider.

Can I select courses from multiple mining streams? Yes, the CMS is designed to be flexible and you can build individual learning program from courses in any of the applications.

How long does it take to complete the CMS? It is recommended that working students complete the CMS in two years.

Where can I register for the CMS? You can register for the CMS with the University of British Columbia or the University of Arizona.