Peace Operations Specialized Training (POST) Certificate

The Institute’s Peace Operations Specialized Training (POST) Certificate programme allows students to specialize in one or more professional areas by successfully passing a prescribed set of courses and a Comprehensive Examination. Students demonstrate their professional competency and earn one or more of the six certificates available.

Peace Operations Specialized Training (POST) Chart

Demonstrate your skills and advance your career by earning a POST Certificate

For each of the six areas of specialty, students are required to complete eight courses by passing each End-of-Course Examination with a minimum score of 75%. These include three common core courses, two electives, and three courses specific to their own POST area of specialization.

In addition, to earn the POST Certificate, students must pass a Comprehensive Examination. Each student's Comprehensive Examination will consist of 80 questions pertaining equally to each of the eight courses completed. Students have two attempts to pass the Comprehensive Examination.

Once the student has passed all eight courses and the Comprehensive Examination, the student receives a POST Certificate along with a transcript listing all completed courses and an official congratulatory letter.

Students may obtain their courses through any POTI programme for which they are eligible. There is a fee of USD $50.00 for each POST Certificate to review and verify that the student has completed all requirements prior to issuing the POST Certificate. If you have any questions not addressed on the website, please contact the Institute through the Help Desk.


  • 6 areas of specialty
  • 8 courses for each specialty
  • Students who complete a POST Certificate earn:
    • A Certificate of Completion for each course
    • An official letter of congratulations
    • An official transcript
  • The administrative fee for each POST Certificate is USD $50.00

Course fees are not included.

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