The Plain Language Academy is an online learning program designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to enhance creating clear communication.
Which courses can I choose?
The Plain Language Academy online program is built around core and optional courses. Successfully complete any course and receive a Certificate. Complete the first three plus any three other courses and receive our Letter of Achievement. Here is what's on offer.
How do I register?
Titles are links to online registration.
1. Plain Language Basics
2. Audience Awareness
3. Plain Language Writing and Editing
4. Clear Design Practices
5. Testing and Evaluating
6. *Plain Language Project - Open registration. Just request a start date.
*Coaching and Consulting Add-on Options: see registration page. *Flexible starting dates.
Bundled: Course 1-5 offer
$900 (save $225.00). Registration link.
New: Creating Clear E-content: registration open.
Editing for Plainer Legal Writing -TBA
Individual course fees: CAD $225.00 as of
Sept 1, 2019.
Go to Our Courses for more details.
A Program Built on Passion
We are passionate about giving people access to our decades of plain language experience. We designed the Academy to reflect these plain language principles:
Special thanks to Cheryl Stephens for her content contributions to Academy courses.
Why is the Academy for me?
If you create any of the following information, plain language skills will help you:
Course Completion Recognition
When you successfully complete each course you receive a Certificate. A Letter of Achievement is issued if you complete the first three core courses (C1 - C3) plus any three other courses offered.
* But it is not a guarantee of skill levels or competence in English.
Courses are designed to be completed in four to six weeks. Unless special permission is granted, after two months from the start date you will be removed from the course and required to re-register to start at a later date.
All courses must be paid for and successfully completed to receive a certificate. If course is not completed within designated time, and no permission for extension has been granted, registrants will have to re-register and pay again to complete.