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National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration Level I and II

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta’s National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) is a long-running and award-winning program that consists of two fully online certificates: NACLAA Level I and NACLAA Level II (primarily designed for municipal administrators holding or aspiring to higher-level positions). 

Courses in both certificates focus on concepts, structures, and processes that define local government administration. Students are provided with the theoretical and practical knowledge that is essential for success working in local authority administration. Our instructors are academics and practitioners from across the country who are experts in their field.


Office of the Registrar
201 Administration Building
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G2M7, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 2 Years

    Level I: 8 courses
    Level II: 4 courses 

    Completion of both certificates with part-time study is usually between 2-3 years

  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning Only
Admission Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent. No transcript necessary. For more information, please visit or email

Distance Delivery Options

Online (U of A eClass) and in-person

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 15, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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